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Jorge Santiago

Jorge "The Sandman" Santiago

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  • Given Name: Jorge Santiago Rodrigues
  • MMA Record: 25-12-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Sandman
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 37 | Date of Birth: 1980.10.09
  • Last Fight: August 10, 2013 in WSOF
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.2 lbs
  • Affiliation: Blackzilians
  • Height: 6'1" (186cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $146,000 USD
  • Born: Brazil
  • Fighting out of: Boca Raton, Florida
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Jorge Santiago Welterweight Ranking History

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Jorge Santiago MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Gerald Harris
25-11-0 21-5-0

Us WSOF 4: Spong vs. DeAnda
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.08.10
Odds: +120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $13,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.2 lbs (77.2 kgs) | Referee: Michael Bell
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Is Gunnar Nelson
25-10-0 10-0-1

Gb UFC on FUEL TV 7: Barao vs. McDonald
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.02.16
Odds: +275 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Cancelled Bout Quinn Mulhern Strikeforce 2012.09.29
Reason: Event Cancelled
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:34 Round 1 of 3

Us Justin Guthrie
24-10-0 16-4-0

Us Titan FC 23: Fight For the Troops
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.06.15
Odds: -700 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 182.8 lbs (82.9 kgs) | Referee: Chuck Wolfe
Cancelled Bout Jay Silva Titan FC 23 2012.06.15
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:48 Round 1 of 3

Br Leonardo Pecanha
23-10-0 15-7-0

Us Titan FC 21: Santiago vs. Pecanha
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.03.02
Odds: -535 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 184.0 lbs (83.5 kgs) | Referee: Chuck Wolfe
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Demian Maia
23-9-0 14-3-0

Us UFC 136: Edgar vs Maynard 3
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.10.08
Odds: +260 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Jacob Montalvo
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:29 Round 2 of 3, 9:29 Total

Us Brian Stann
23-8-0 10-3-0

Us UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.05.28
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $106,000 ($36K Base, $70K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
UFC 130 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Retired
4:31 Round 5 of 5, 24:31 Total

Jp Kazuo Misaki
22-8-0 22-10-2

Jp Sengoku 14
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 84 kg

2010.08.22
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 184.3 lbs (83.6 kgs) | Referee: Yoshinori Umeki
#44 Greatest Fight of All Time
#17 Greatest Middleweight MMA Fight of All Time
#16 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Pl Mamed Khalidov
21-8-0 20-3-1

Jp Sengoku 12
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 84 kg

2010.03.07
Odds: +120 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 182.1 lbs (82.6 kgs) | Referee: Yoshinori Umeki
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:45 Round 1 of 3

Pl Mamed Khalidov
21-7-0 19-3-1

Jp Sengoku 11
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2009.11.07
Odds: -245 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs (83.0 kgs)
Win | Submission | Choke
3:26 Round 5 of 5, 23:26 Total

Jp Kazuo Misaki
20-7-0 21-8-2

Jp Sengoku no Ran 2009
Main Card | Tournament Finals

2009.01.04
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 180.8 lbs (82.0 kgs) | Referee: Yoshinori Umeki
#39 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:10 Round 1 of 3

Af Siyar Bahadurzada
18-7-0 14-3-1

Jp Sengoku 6
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 84 kg

2008.11.01
Odds: -383 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 180.2 lbs (81.7 kgs) | Referee: Yoshinori Umeki
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:49 Round 3 of 3, 10:49 Total

Jp Kazuhiro Nakamura
18-7-0 12-8-0

Jp Sengoku 6
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 84 kg

2008.11.01
Weigh-In: 180.2 lbs (81.7 kgs) | Referee: Yoshinori Umeki
Win | Submission | Choke
3:55 Round 2 of 3, 8:55 Total

Us Logan Clark
17-7-0 12-2-0

Jp Sengoku 5
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 84 kg

2008.09.28
Odds: -375 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 181.1 lbs (82.1 kgs) | Referee: Tomoki Matsumiya
Win | Submission | Armlock
2:10 Round 3 of 3, 12:10 Total

Jp Yuki Sasaki
16-7-0 21-13-1

Jp Sengoku 2
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2008.05.18
Odds: -381 (Moderate Favorite) | Referee: Samio Kimura
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
0:24 Round 1 of 2

Us Sean Salmon
14-7-0 14-4-0

Us Strikeforce: 4 Enter, 1 Survives
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 185 lbs

2007.11.16
Weigh-In: 184.0 lbs (83.5 kgs)
Cancelled Bout Yuki Sasaki Strikeforce 2007.11.16
Reason: Sasaki Prohibited by CSAC
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
2:31 Round 1 of 3

Za Trevor Prangley
14-7-0 16-4-0

Us Strikeforce: 4 Enter, 1 Survives
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals | 185 lbs

2007.11.16
Disclosed Pay: $15,000 Base | Weigh-In: 184.0 lbs (83.5 kgs)
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Jeremy Horn

Us Texas Regional

2007.09.01
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:48 Round 2 of 3, 9:48 Total

Ru Andrey Semenov
12-7-0 29-8-2

Ru Bodog Fight: Clash Of The Nations 2007
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2007.04.14
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick
2:45 Round 3 of 3, 12:45 Total

Us Alan Belcher
12-6-0 9-3-0

Us UFC Fight Night 7: Sanchez vs Riggs
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2006.12.13
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $4,000 Base | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
0:35 Round 2 of 3, 5:35 Total

Us Chris Leben
12-5-0 15-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 6: Sanchez vs Parisyan
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2006.08.17
Odds: +240 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $4,000 Base | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
2:13 Round 1 of 3

Us Justin Levens
11-5-0 7-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 5: Leben vs. Silva
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2006.06.28
Disclosed Pay: $4,000 ($2K Base, $2K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Submission | Armlock

Thomas Russell

Us FightFest

2006.05.06
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Sydney Machado

Cr Costa Rica Regional

2005.12.02
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Leopoldo Serao

Us Georgia Regional

2005.11.04
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Joey Villasenor

Us King of the Cage

2005.08.05
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Bg Jordan Radev

Nl Netherlands Regional

2005.06.12
Win | Submission | Choke
3:27 Round 1 of 3

Us Chris Liguori
7-3-0 1-3-0

Us Euphoria 3: USA vs. The World
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2005.02.26
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Diego Sanchez

Us King of the Cage

2004.06.12
Win | Submission | Armlock

Jp Takuya Wada

Us Absolute Fighting Championship

2004.02.27
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us John Cronk

Us King of the Cage

2004.01.24
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Keith Wisniewski

Us Absolute Fighting Championship

2003.12.06
Win | Submission | Choke

Us LaVerne Clark

Us Massachusetts Regional

2003.10.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Derrick Noble

Us Absolute Fighting Championship

2003.09.05
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch

Am Manny Gamburyan

Us King of the Cage

2003.08.10
Win | Submission | Choke

Justin Wieman

Us Absolute Fighting Championship

2003.07.19
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jay Martin

Us HOOKnSHOOT

2003.03.08
Win | Submission | Choke
1:16 Round 1 of 1

Us Jose Rodriguez
0-0-0 1-2-0

Us Reality Fighting 2
Main Card

2002.11.02

Jorge Santiago Wiki Update Wiki

Santiago is a BJJ blackbelt. He has fought most of his career at Middleweight but dropped to Welterweight in his last fight. He is known as a danger on the ground and has power in his hands but he seems to have a highly questionable chin. 23 of his 25 wins have been finishes, 13 by submission and 10 by way of T/KO.

After starting his career 11-5, Santiago was signed to the UFC in 2006. Santiago looked impressive in his debut, dispatching Justin Levens in 2 minutes. He would then be finished in his next two fights against Chris Leben and prospect Alan Belcher. This would lead to "The Sandman" being cut by the organization.

After being cut from the UFC Santiago went on a 11-1 tear with his lone loss coming by KO against Mamed Khalidov whom he beat in an immediate rematch. Perhaps his most impressive win was his second fight with Kazuo Misaki which is considered by many to be the best fight of 2010 and one of the best ever. Most of these wins came in the Sengoku promotion where Santiago won the Middleweight Grand Prix and became the first Middleweight champion.

After Santiago's win over Misaki he re-signed with the UFC. He was welcomed back by hard hitting Brian Stann. Santiago would lose the fight by KO in the 2nd round. Next Santiago would fight BJJ ace Demian Maia. Most of the fight took place with Maia on top of Santiago. Santiago landed some good shots on the feet and had some nice sweeps but Demian's takedowns wore him down and eventually gave Maia the decision victory. Afterwards Santiago was again cut by the UFC. 

Santiago went and got 2 quick wins in Titan FC, and was yet again called upon by the UFC. This time he would be making his debut at welterweight on short notice against top prospect and world class jiu jitsu talent Gunnar Nelson. Santiago came out aggressive but Gunnar proved to be too much as he won the decision. Santiago was cut from the UFC following the loss.

Last updated 02.20.2013, 9:05 PM ET
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