Upon earning a second chance in the UFC, Middleweight Jorge Santiago (24-10) quickly had his hopes of a resurgence extinguished as he went 0-2 and was once again released from the company. Between his two stints in the UFC, a combined thirteen months, Santiago composed a less than impressive 1-4 record, with three of those losses coming by way of knockout.
They say that the only thing things certain in life are death and taxes but they might have to add Anthony Johnson missing weight to that statement. Yes once again Anthony Johnson has missed weight, this time for his main event bout against David Branch for tonight’s Titan Fighting Championship 22.
Titan Fighting Championship announced today who Anthony “Rumble” Johnson would be facing in his promotional debut at TFC 22. The former UFC welterweight and middleweight will take on another former UFC middleweight in David Branch. The two will headline the night’s card on Friday May 25 live from Memorial Hall in Kansas City.
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.
In the competitive sport of mixed martial arts, the gameplan is to inflict punishment and pain onto the opponent in a regulated and sanctioned environment until: the other fighter submits, is stopped or the decision goes to the judges. As professional and ethical many of us pass this sport along to be, there are the few who taint the image of MMA and Brett Rogers has done so in a disturbing light.
The search began for a replacement who could face Pulver in the Main Event of the Titan Fights 18 event which airs live on HDNet on May 27th. Replacing Powell will be Brian Davidson who will bring his (6-3) record out of retirement for the catchweight fight with Pulver. The two will clash at 140 pounds.
Zuffa has done its best Pacman impersonation, gobbling up Pride, WFA, IFL, WEC and now Strikeforce, leaving no clear second organization. I know Mark Pavelich would have you believe MFC is number 2 but the...