Jorge Santiago snaps losing streak at Titan Fighting Championships 21

| March 3, 2012 | 2:33 pm | Reply

The UFC is often referred to as the “Big show” and along with the bright lights, there is much tougher competition. When you reach the highest level of competition like the UFC, the skills and greatness a fighter has shown to get to the top sometimes just doesn’t materialize. Such was the case for the former Sengoku middleweight champion Jorge Santiago.

Santiago clearly has the skill but hasn’t been unable to display those skills at the sports highest level. Santiago holds an overall record of 24-10, with victories over Jeremy Horn, Trevor Prangley and Siyar Bahadurzada. Since 2006 when Santiago made his UFC debut against Justin Levens with a knockout win, he’s gone an impressive 12-5; trouble is, four of those defeats came in two stints in the “big show”. In his second stint in the “big show” Santiago lost two in a row and was handed his walking papers for the second time.

Returning to action for the first time since losing a unanimous decision to Demian Maia at UFC 136, Santiago headlined the Titan Fighting Championships 21 card against fellow Brazilian, Leonardo Pecanha. Just Like before, Santiago put on a great performance outside the UFC and needed only 1:48 seconds to finish Pecanha via knockout. He made it look easy and secured his 10th win via knockout to break a two fight losing streak.

Santiago once again showed he is a top middleweight and even though he hasn’t fared well in the UFC, his record speaks for itself.

TFC 21 aired on HDNet last night with six televised bouts with all but one ending before the final bell.

Titan Fighting Championships 21 televised results

Jorge Santiago defeated Leonardo Pecanha by 1st rd. KO

Joe Wilk defeated Andres Carrillo by 1sr rd. Submission (Guillotine)

Joe Ellenberger defeated Jesse Zeugin by 3rd rd. Submission (Rear-naked choke)

Ramiro Hernandez defeated Kevin Croom by Split Decision

Fabio Mello defeated Josh Huber by 1st rd. Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)

Mirsad Bektic defeated Cody Carrillo by 3rd rd. Submission (Rear-Naked choke)

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