Former Sengoku middleweight champion Jorge Santiago has officially signed on to return to the UFC.
While recent reports stated that Santiago’s return to the UFC was imminent, Santiago’s management team officially announced the contract today.
MMAjunkie reports that Authentic Sports Management confirmed the multi-fight contract allowing Santiago to return to the UFC after a very successful run in Japan.
Santiago will make his return to the UFC against fellow middleweight Brian Stann at UFC 130 on May 28 in Las Vegas.
Santiago is 11-1 since he left the UFC in 2006.
Santiago went 1-2 in the UFC previously, earning a win over Justin Levens in his debut but dropping his next two bouts to Chris Leben and Alan Belcher, both via knockout.
Santiago bounced back finding success in a variety of organizations including Bodog and Strikeforce.
He would go on to win the Sengoku middleweight grand prix in 2008 as well as the Sengoku middleweight championship with a win over Kazuo Misaki in 2009.
UFC 130 also features a main event lightweight title bout pitting champion Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard. Also official for the event is Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Matt Hamill, Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson, Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story, and Stefan Struve vs. Travis Browne.