July 1, 2012 Leave a comment
Brazil series ~ Volume forty three. Leo Santos
Lightweight Leo Santos (10-3-0) is a veteran of BAMMA, Shooto and Sengoku. Hailing from the Nova Uniao team he is a Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu and 4 time world champion. He followed his brother Wagnney Fabiano into MMA with 6 wins by submission and 1 via knock out. Leo made his MMA debut for Shooto in 2002 against the formidable Takanormi Gomi losing a hard fought decision. It wouldn’t be until 2006 that Leo Santos would return to MMA racking up 10 wins with submissions and a head kick knockout. With Japanese MMA in a slump, and Sengoku/ DREAM out of business, Santos has since fought for BAMMA in 2011 and Shooto Brazil in which he won easily in round one. Leo Santos has an amazing ground game and I’d like to see him fight on the bigger stage for Bellator or ONE FC. I believe Santos would be a great addition to their lightweight division.
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