Santos hasn’t tasted victory in the Octagon yet but he’s coming off tough tilts with Iuri Alcantara and Ian McCall respectively. Now that he’s at his ideal weight of 125 pounds he should prove to be a force in the still-developing division and could stake a nice claim by coming out victorious against Chris Cariaso. He’s a finisher by trade and has lots of tools at his disposal to work with.
The UFC is offering the near-equivalent of a PPV for free next week when it comes to the lineup for UFC Fight Night 29. While the headlining bout between Demian Maia-Jake Shields may not be enough to merit a $50 purchase, there’s no question the card is extremely deep and sure to please with a number of notable competitors slated for showdowns at the event. Fittingly, the show is also populated with some of Brazil’s best fighters based on the action unfolding in the South American hub including eight excellent athletes in particular. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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