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Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago, Not Wanderlei Silva, Expected for UFC 130

Brian StannDespite Dana White’s insistence that Brian Stann vs. Wanderlei Silva was still on for UFC 130, Stann is instead expected to welcome fellow middleweight Jorge Santiago back to the UFC at the May 28 event in Las Vegas, according to MMAjunkie.

Stann (10-3) improved to 2-0 at 185-pounds with a first-round TKO of Chris Leben at January’s UFC 125, while Santiago (23-8) defended Sengoku’s middleweight title over Kazuo Misaki in August before negotiating his release from the Japanese promotion and returning to the UFC.

Meanwhile, Silva has called out Vitor Belfort for a rematch and “The Phenom” promptly accepted the challenge, but doesn’t want to wait for the UFC’s return to Brazil in August despite losing to middleweight champ Anderson Silva just one week ago. It remains to be seen if the fight is in the UFC’s plans or when it would take place.

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