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Jorge Santiago (born c. 1980) is a Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He trains with American Top Team based in Coconut Creek, Florida. He is the current Sengoku Middleweight Champion. He holds notable wins over Jeremy Horn, Trevor Prangley, and Kazuo Misaki. Santiago was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mixed martial arts career Edit

Jorge Santiago started his Mixed Martial Arts career at Reality Fighting 2 in 2002 with a win over Jose Rodriguez. In the following years Santago fought for Absolute Fighting Championships, King of the Cage, and a few other small organizations.

In 2006 he signed with Ultimate Fighting Championships, where he competed three times. He won his UFC debut against Justin Levens by first round KO, but lost his following UFC bouts against Chris Leben and Alan Belcher. After the two lost fights he left the UFC.

In his first fight after leaving the UFC, Santiago was victorious against Andrei Semenov at the Bodog Fight - Clash of the Nations show in Russia. In his next fight he had to deal with the top 10 fighter Jeremy Horn; and to the surprise of many people he submitted Horn in the first round.

The next challenge for Santiago was the Strikeforce Middleweight tournament on 11.16.2007. Competing in the tournament as the underdog, Santiago won the Grand Prix by defeating Sean Salmon and Trevor Prangley in the same night.


Continuing on his path of success, Santiago became World Victory Road's first Middleweight Grand Prix champion, by defeating Yuki Sasaki, Logan Clark, Siyar Bahadurzada, and Kazuhiro Nakamura. The last two fights were on the same night.

Santiago was then crowned World Victory Road's first Middleweight Champion by defeating an acclaimed Kazuo Misaki at Sengoku no Ran 2009.

Jorge is ranked #7 in the world at Middleweight according to's rankings.[1] He was set to face Vitor Belfort at Affliction: Trilogy, but the match was scrapped after the cancellation of the event.

Santiago last fought at World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 11 against Mamed Khalidov in a non-title bout. Khalidov won by first round knockout; Santiago's first loss since 2006.[2] He avenged this loss in March 2010 with a unanimous decision victory over Khalidov at Sengoku 12.

MMA Record Edit

Record Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
22-8 Win Poland flag Mamed Khalidov Decision (Unanimous) Sengoku 12 07/3/2010 5 5:00 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan Defended Sengoku Middleweight Championship
21-8 Loss [[File:Poland

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TKO (Punches) Sengoku 11 11/7/2009 1 2:45 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan Non title fight
21-7 Win Japan flag Kazuo Misaki Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Sengoku Rebellion 2009 1/4/2009 5 3:26 Japan flag Saitama, Japan Won Sengoku Middleweight Championship
20-7 Win Japan flag Kazuhiro Nakamura TKO (Punches) Sengoku 6 11/1/2008 3 0:49 Japan flag Saitama, Japan Won Sengoku Middleweight Grandprix 2008
19-7 Win 22px Siyar Bahadurzada Submission (Heel Hook) Sengoku 6 11/1/2008 1 1:10 Japan flag Saitama, Japan
18-7 Win United States flag Logan Clark Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) Sengoku 5 9/28/2008 2 3:35 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan
17-7 Win Japan flag Yuki Sasaki Submission (Armbar) Sengoku 2 5/18/2008 3 2:10 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan
16-7 Win South Africa flag Trevor Prangley TKO (Knee to the body) Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives 11/16/2007 1 2:31 United States flag San Jose, California, USA Won Strikeforce Middleweight Grand Prix
15-7 Win United States flag Sean Salmon KO (Jumping Knee) Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives 11/16/2007 1 0:24 United States flag San Jose, California, USA
14-7 Win United States flag Jeremy Horn Submission (Triangle Choke) UAFC - Art of War 3 09/1/2007 1 3:02 United States flag Dallas, Texas, USA
13-7 Win Russia flag Andrei Semenov TKO (Strikes) BodogFight: Clash of the Nations 4/14/2007 2 4:48 Russia flag St. Petersburg, Russia
12-7 Loss United States flag Alan Belcher KO (Kick) UFC Fight Night 7 12/13/06 3 2:45 United States flag San Diego, California, USA
12-6 Loss United States flag Chris Leben KO (Punch) UFC Ultimate Fight Night 6 08/17/2006 2 0:35 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
12-5 Win United States flag Justin Levens KO (Knee) UFC Ultimate Fight Night 5 6/28/2006 1 2:13 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
11-5 Win United States flag Thomas Russell Submission (Armbar) Fightfest 3 05/6/2006 1 1:59 United States flag Youngstown, Ohio, USA
10-5 Win Costa Rica flag Sidney Machado TKO (Punches) Costa Rica - Fights 3 12/2/2005 2 0:49 Costa Rica flag Costa Rica
9-5 Win Brazil flag Leopoldo Serao TKO Full Throttle 5 11/4/2005 1 0:43 United States flag Georgia, USA
8-5 Loss United States flag Joey Villasenor Decision (Unanimous) KOTC: Prime Time 08/5/2005 3 5:00 United States flag San Jacincto, California, USA
8-4 Loss Bulgaria flag Jordan Radev Decision It's Showtime: Amsterdam Arena 06/12/2005 N/A N/A Netherlands flag Amsterdam, Holland
8-3 Win United States flag Chris Liguori Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Euphoria - USA vs World 02/26/2005 1 3:27 United States flag Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
7-3 Loss United States flag Diego Sanchez Decision (Unanimous) KOTC 36: Unfinished Business 06/12/2004 3 5:00 United States flag San Jacincto, California, USA
7-2 Win Japan flag Takuya Wada Submission (Armbar) Absolute Fighting Championships 7 2/27/2004 1 1:52 United States flag Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
6-2 Win United States flag John Cronk Submission (Armbar) KOTC 32: Bringing Heat 1/24/2004 2 0:54 United States flag Miami, Florida, USA
5-2 Loss United States flag Keith Wisniewski TKO Absolute Fighting Championships 6 12/6/2003 3 2:14 United States flag Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
5-1 Win United States flag LaVerne Clark Submission (Triangle Choke) Hardcore Fighting Championships 2 10/18/2003 1 2:17 United States flag Revere, Massachusetts, USA
4-1 Win United States flag Derrick Noble Decision (Unanimous) Absolute Fighting Championships 5 09/5/2003 2 5:00 United States flag Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
3-1 Loss Armenia flag Manvel Gamburyan KO KOTC 27: Aftermath 08/10/2003 1 0:21 United States flag San Jacincto, California, USA
3-0 Win United States flag Justin Wieman Submission (Triangle Choke) Absolute Fighting Championships 4 07/19/2003 1 4:11 United States flag Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
2-0 Win United States flag Jay Martin KO (Knee) HOOKnSHOOT - Boot Camp 1.1 03/8/2003 N/A N/A United States flag Evansville, Indiana, USA
1-0 Win United States flag Jose Rodriguez Submission Reality Fighting 2 11/2/2002 1 1:16 United States flag Wildwood, New Jersey, USA


  • Reigning Sengoku Middleweight Champion
  • 2008 Sengoku Middleweight Grand Prix Champion
  • 2007 Strikeforce Middleweight Grand Prix Champion

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References Edit


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