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Jorge Santiago Celebrates Latest Win with Decision to Move Down to Welterweight   [View Full Version]
lohmann » Posted 6/1/07 8:17:00AM

In his last two fights, Santiago has gone 2-0 with stoppages in both bouts while competing in Titan Fighting Championships.

His latest bout just last Friday, it took Santiago only 94 seconds to put away Justin Guthrie with a nasty inverted heel hook. The funny thing is, that’s not even something Santiago practices on even a semi-regular basis.

Following a tough run in only two fights back in the UFC, Santiago is starting to breathe again and find new life with his team at the Blackzilians in Florida. As an original member of the camp, it took Santiago a little while to acclimate to the new team and new trainers, but he’s now found himself and the results are starting to show.

“This is not the new, but the old Jorge Santiago from Japan. The old one, nothing else distracts me anymore, the only thing I have to do now is go out there and fight the way I like to fight, that’s it. Everything is getting more light for me, even the weight,” said Santiago.

The weight comment holds an extra special meaning because following his last fight in Titan Fighting over the weekend, Santiago decided that he would be dropping down to 170lbs and testing the welterweight division.

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jae_1833 » Posted 7/19/07 11:27:00AM

I believe this can be a really good move for him, he is highly talented but bangs it out with heavy hitters and there are way to many for him at MW.....lets just hope he does the cutting right.

prophecy033 » Posted 7/4/07 4:41:00AM


Posted by jae_1833

I believe this can be a really good move for him, he is highly talented but bangs it out with heavy hitters and there are way to many for him at MW.....lets just hope he does the cutting right.

We don't want another Anthony Johnson but I think he can make the cut

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Pookie » Posted 4/8/07 11:48:00PM

That was a very nice heel hook he hit in that fight.

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prophecy033 » Posted 7/4/07 4:41:00AM


Posted by Pookie

That was a very nice heel hook he hit in that fight.

quick too

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Budgellism » Posted 4/8/07 11:45:00AM

I like the move.

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