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UFC 130: Brian Stann Vs. Jorge Santiago

The following is from our live coverage of UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill. To access our full coverage, click here.

Round 1: They take to the center of the cage immediately, with Stann landing a few nice leg kicks. They engage in several punching exchanges, which are mostly even but in which Stann gets off last. Santiago slips after throwing a punch. Stann countering well in the striking exchanges. Stann knocks Santiago off balance with a leg kick. Santiago whiffing on a straight right and paying for it on the counter from Stann. Stann knocks Santiago to the mat with a left hook and batters the Brazilian against the fence. Under a minute and a half to go and Stann is pressing Santiago into the cage and firing off some heavy shots. Santiago is hanging on, but Stann is unrelenting with his pressure. Stann lets Santiago to his feet with ten seconds to go. scores the round 10-9 for Stann

Round 2: Stann gets to the punch first, but Santiago is looking aggressive. Stann knocks him off balance with a leg kick, but gets pressed into the cage for a bit after. Stann fights off and Santiago misses a punch on the break, getting knocked off balance with a kick in a subsequent exchange. Stann landing hard punches on the feet. Santiago tries for a takedown which Stann avoids easily. Stann with a good leg kick. A hard uppercut lands for Stann that briefly stalls Santiago, but he hangs tough. Stann catches a leg kick and pushes Santiago back. Stann really showing solid technical striking, throwing straight punches that are continually finding their mark. Santiago tries a flying knee that Stann shoves away. Stann lands another nice leg kick. Stann is walking through Santiago’s shots. He lands a huge right hand that crumples Santiago, the follow up ground-and-pound is academic.

He checks on his fallen opponent after referee Herb Dean halts his assault.

Brian Stann defeated Jorge Santiago via TKO(strikes) at 4:29 of round 2.

Stann is as classy as ever in victory, giving props to fallen soldiers and and his defeated opponent.