During the lead-up to last week’s Strikeforce show, Jorge Santiago had a brief conversation with the GRACIEMAG.com crew:
“When’s your next fight?” we asked him.
“We’re inking a deal to fight here in the USA, like I’d said before.”
“But will you fight here at Strikeforce?”
“We’re looking at something else. Probably in the UFC,” said Santiago.
So it seems the black belt’s return to the promotion has come to pass. According to MMAWeekly.com, the Brazilian already has a date and opponent for his octagon return. It looks like it could be against Brian Stann at UFC 130, although it is not yet official.
With 23 wins and eight losses on his record, Santiago holds one win and two losses in the UFC. After which he won 11 out of 12 fights and captured the Sengoku middleweight belt.