Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
 

Middleweight ‘Arm Collector’ Giva Santana Retires Following Bellator 98 Loss to Jason Butcher

Print  
Posted By Message

JLS

Heavyweight Champ

38
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:8,420
Career:3,530-1,870
Joined:Jun 2012
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
968
Bellator middleweight Giva Santana has retired at age 41.

The Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist announced his decision following a second-round technical knockout defeat to Jason Butcher at Saturday night’s Bellator 98.



Link


Fighter Profile

_______________________________________

Ad: FanDuel launches Mixup daily fantasy sports for casual fans

Post #1   9/8/13 12:31:33AM   

Lungsofsteel

Belt Contender

Lungsofsteel Avatar
12
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:935
Career:2,081-1,379
Joined:Jul 2012
Camp: FLBTV All-Stars
Chips:
206
damn...he looked great in the first round too.

Post #2   9/8/13 11:24:50AM   

JLS

Heavyweight Champ

38
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:8,420
Career:3,530-1,870
Joined:Jun 2012
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
968

Posted by Lungsofsteel

damn...he looked great in the first round too.



He did. What I thought was funny was when Butcher said Giva couldn't hang with him on the ground. Giva is a forth degree Black Belt, after the first Butcher didn't want any parts of his ground game.

Either way good win for Butcher and nice career for Giva. 18-3 with 16 submission victories and an MMA career that lasted til 41 years of age. Not bad. I do think his jiu-jitsu is good enough for him to compete for some years to come.

_______________________________________

Ads FanDuel launches Mixup, a fun version of daily fantasy sports for casual fans

Post #3   9/8/13 12:35:24PM   

tcunningham

Combat Sport and Fitness

tcunningham Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,385
Career:540-380
Joined:Sep 2009
Chips:
678
ive trained with giva a few times. he came to our gym and did some Gi seminars and a few MMA classes too. the guy is unreal in GI jujitsu. he can literally toy with all the other black belts and sub anybody in the class whenever he wants. i tried rolling with him and i immediately felt like just handing over my blue belt. the guy is a savage

_______________________________________

Post #4   9/8/13 3:18:25PM