Originally written on The Flying Knee MMA  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Jorge Santiago is once again back in the UFC. An training injury forced TUF veteran Justin Edwards out of his scheduled fight and opened up a spot for the returning welterweight to meet Icelandic rising star Gunnar Nelson. The UFC announced the replacement earlier today on UFC.com. Santiago returned for a second stint in the UFC back at UFC 130 when he was knocked out by Brian Stann and followed that up with a unanimous decision loss to Demian Maia which ultimately led to his release from the company. He went on to finish two consecutive opponents in Titan FC and earned himself a spot  against rising star Gunnar Nelson. Santiago will be looking for his second win in six UFC outings and will be hungry to prove his worth to the organization. Nelson was expected to make his UFC debut against Pascal Krauss but was later moved to a bout with Damarques Johnson, who he submit in in under four minutes. Hyped as one of the top Scandinavian prospects in the world, Nelson will be looking to sc...
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