After much talk of a possible Brian Stann vs Wanderlei Silva bout, it has now been made official that Stann will in fact face off against former Sengoku middleweight champ, Jorge Santiago instead. The two will face-off at UFC 130 on May 28.
Santiago will be Stann’s toughest opponent to date as Santiago (23-8) has won 11 of his last 12, winning most recently over Kazuo Misaki by TKO.
Stann also a former champion will be riding on some steam as he comes off an impressive first round TKO of the iron chinned Chris Leben back in Jan.
UFC 130 will be headlined by Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard and co-headline Rampage Jackson vs Matt Hamill and expected to be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.