Saturday, March 3, 2012

Jorge Santiago Earns Knockout Win At Titan Fighting Champaionship 21 (Video)

Former Sengoku middleweight champion and UFC veteran, Jorge ‘The Sandman’ Santiago (24-10), lived up to his namesake Friday night by putting his opponent to sleep in the main event of Titan Fighting Championship 21.
Santiago, who ended a two fight losing skid (watch the video after the jump), stopped fellow Brazilian Leonardo Pecanha at 1:48 of the first round by knockout.
‘The Sandman’ missed with an overhand right, slipping on the canvas, Pecanha moved in sensing an opportunity to finish. Both men would let their hands go swinging, but it was Santiago who would connect with a left stunning his opponent putting him back on his heels. Santiago would then press the attack and score with a big right hand straight through Pecanha’s defenses, sending him to the mat.
‘The Sandman’ would follow it up with a few more punches from top position finishing the fight at 1:48 of the first.
Santiago, who is a member of the Blackzillian team in Florida, earned his first victory since August 2010 after making two appearances in the Octagon.
He would debut at UFC 130 versus Brian Stann. Despite earning the “Fight of the Night” bonus, it was Stann who would finish things in the second round by TKO. Then Santiago would face Demian Maia at UFC 136, losing that match by unanimous decision and was issued with his walking papers.