Jorge Santiago Released from UFC After Second Straight Defeat

Luan MadaniCorrespondent IOctober 20, 2011

According to, Middleweight contender Jorge Santiago has been axed from the UFC roster after having recently suffered his second-straight defeat inside the Octagon.

Santiago, 23-10 in his MMA career, first fought for the UFC in 2006,winning his Octagon debut against Justin Levens, knocking him out in the first round.

He then lost two of his next fights, being knocked out by Chris Leben in the second round, and getting knocked out by Alan Belcher in the third round. 

Santiago then left the UFC, amassing an impressive 11-1 record in smaller promotions, including victories over Jeremy Horn, Sean Salmon and Trevor Prangley.

Santiago then rejoined the UFC ranks earlier this year, however he fell short in his return fight against Brian Stann at UFC 130, losing in the second round via TKO.

Santiago's latest fight came against Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace Demian Maia, where he yet again lost, this time via unanimous decision.