Mark Munoz and Demian Maia at UFC 131

Mark Munoz and Demian Maia at UFC 131.

UFC 136 is filling up fast and the latest addition to the fight card is a middleweight bout between Demian Maia and former Sengoku champion Jorge Santiago.

Maia announced the new fight on his Twitter account on Friday.

At one time a middleweight title contender, Demian Maia (14-3) is looking to stay viable in that division, but needs to bounce back after a tough loss to Mark Munoz in his last fight.

While the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and multiple time grappling champion showed marked improvement in his stand up and overall fight game during the bout, he still came up short against the former NCAA champion.

Jorge Santiago (23-9) made his return to the Octagon in May, but did not get the homecoming he was hoping for. After a successful turn as Sengoku middleweight champion, Santiago came back to the UFC looking for some redemption after going 1-2 in the promotion during a previous stint.

Facing Brian Stann in his return bout, Santiago struggled with his opponent’s power on the feet, and ended up getting TKO’d in the 2nd round.

Now the Brazilian and former American Top Team fighter will try to reverse his fortune when he faces fellow countryman Demian Maia in October at UFC 136.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly joins Las Vegas' UFC 197 lineup

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

A featherweight fight between Darren Elkins and Chas Skelly is the latest addition to March’s UFC 197 lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Former M-1 Challenge heavyweight champ Marcin Tybura signs deal with UFC

  • 23 days ago
  • 18 views

The UFC has a new addition to its heavyweight division in the form of an ex-M-1 Challenge champion. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia scrap added to May's UFC Fight Night 87 in Brazil

  • 19 days ago
  • 15 views

A welterweight scrap between a pair of highly regarded veterans has made its way to the lineup for the UFC’s May return to Brazil.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Demian Maia vs. Matt Brown is Second High Profile Bout on UFC Brazil Card

  • 19 days ago
  • 5 views

The May 14 UFC event in Brazil may not have a venue yet, but the fight card is getting top-heavy in a hurry. read news >>

Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Vitor Miranda joins UFC 197 lineup

  • 17 days ago
  • 7 views

A middleweight bout between Marcelo Guimaraes and Vitor Miranda is the latest addition to March’s UFC 197 lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Lion Fight 27 video: Tiffany Van Soest's latest triumph, Jared Papazian's muay Thai debut

  • 14 days ago
  • 37 views

In addition to Bellator and Victory FC events, Friday’s slate of combat sports included the latest offering from the Lion Fight muay Thai promotion. Check out the highlights.Filed under: AXS TV Fight read news >>

WSOF 29 main card complete with addition of three bouts

  • 9 days ago
  • 7 views

WSOF 29 has a complete main card following the announcement of three new bouts.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

UFC 197: Cormier vs. Jones 2 Official with Addition of Flyweight Championship

  • 6 days ago
  • 8 views

Earlier this week, UFC president Dana White confirmed that Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones were being targeted for a fight in April. Now we have a date and a venue. read news >>

Rafael Natal meets Robert Whittaker at UFC 197

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 views

A middleweight matchup between Brazilian Rafael Natal and Australian Robert Whittaker is the latest addition to April’s UFC 197 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Bellator 151 card complete with addition of seven prelims in Oklahoma

  • 3 days ago
  • 2 views

The card is complete for next month’s Bellator 151 event in Oklahoma with the addition of seven prelims.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>