Mamed Khalidov TKOs Jorge Santiago in Sengoku Upset

by Michael David Smith | source:

In a major MMA upset, Mamed Khalidov defeated Jorge Santiago by first-round TKO Saturday at Sengoku 11.

The Polish Khalidov came out aggressively, trying and missing a spinning back kick in the early going before Santiago took him down. On the ground, Khalidov stunned Santiago with a punch to the jaw, and as soon as he smelled blood he pounced, unleashing a series of hard strikes to the head that had Santiago dazed and hurting. The referee stepped in and stopped it at the 2:45 mark of the first round.

"I always had a dream to come to Japan," Khalidov said after the fight. That dream turned out to be a nightmare for Santiago, who was on a nine-fight winning streak and was widely regarded as one of the world's 10 best middleweights. Now Santiago falls to 21-8.

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Full Results

Michihiro Omigawa def. Hatsu Hioki via Split Decision
Mamed Khalidov def. Jorge Santiago via TKO in the 1stRound
Jorge Masvidal def. Satoru Kitaoka via KO in the 1stRound
Tomoaki Ueyama def. Hirokazu “Bull” Konno via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in the 1stRound
Kazunori Yokota def. Eiji Mitsuaoka via Unanimous Decision
Stanislov Nedkov def. Kevin Randleman via Split Decision
Akihiro Gono def. Yoon Young Kim via Unanimous Decision
Marlon Sandro def. Yuji Hoshino via KO in the 1stRound
Dave Herman def. Jim York via KO in the 1stRound
Ronnie Mann def. Shigeki Osawa via Unanimous Decision
Ryota Uozomi def. Yuichiro Yajima via Submission (Armbar) in the 1stRound


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mestregruber site profile image  

11/12/09 12:02 AM by mestregruber

They didn't show it on the broadcast, but Kitaoka had to be carried back to his corner between rounds.Hioki got ROBBED, and I don't use that term often.Was surprised to see Santiago get KOed from the bottom, with a hammerfist no less.

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11/8/09 9:11 AM by KTT_Minowa

Thanks for the gifs and vid

TSGIGOR site profile image  

11/7/09 8:55 AM by TSGIGOR

 Satoru Kitaoka (Pancrase ism) vs. Jorge Masvidal (ATT) Jorge Santiago (ATT) vs. Mamed Khalidov (Team KSW)

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11/7/09 8:53 AM by TSGIGOR

 Eiji Mitsuoka (WK RJW) vs. Kazunori Yokota (Grabaka) Bull (Blue Dog Gym) vs. Tomoaki Ueyama (U-File Camp) 

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11/7/09 8:50 AM by TSGIGOR

 Akihiro Gono (Grabaka) vs. Shin Ramen (Team Blue Dragon) Kevin Randleman (Hammer House) vs. Stanislav Nedkov (Bulgarian Federation Bushido)

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11/7/09 8:48 AM by TSGIGOR

 Shigeki Osawa (Yoshida Dojo) vs. Ronnie Mann (Team Trojan) Big Jim York (Team Big Jim) vs. Dave Herman (F1 Fight Team) Yuji Hoshino (WK Gods) vs. Marlon Sandro (Nova Uniao) 

KTT_Minowa site profile image  

11/7/09 7:14 AM by KTT_Minowa

OMIGAWA SHOCK DA WORLD!heh heh.. not as planned, but the world is shocked by the decisionif you want to really have some fun, look up who Omigawa's manager is :D

robnashville site profile image  

11/7/09 6:39 AM by robnashville

yeah, none of that Machida-speak about three judges and all that... he knows he lost and sacked up and said what everyone in the arena and watching on tv was thinking..... kudos to omigawa

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11/7/09 6:36 AM by ohferfuxsakes

 Omigawa said he didn't deserve the decision...awesome. now that's sportsmanship