The first ever Sengoku middleweight champion will be crowned on Jan. 4 as Grand Prix tournament winner
American Top Team standout Jorge Santiago has been on an absolute tear over the last year and a half, winning two separate tournaments in that time.
After decimating the field in the first ever Strikeforce middleweight tournament, Santiago then went on to dominate the competition in the Sengoku tournament that finished up earlier this month.
In his last fight out, Santiago finished former UFC and Pride fighter,
Meanwhile, Misaki comes into the fight against Santiago riding a three-fight win streak of his own, most recently defeating former UFC middleweight and welterweight
Misaki has also tasted his fair share of tournament wins, picking up the Pride middleweight Grand Prix title in 2006 with a win over
Santiago vs. Misaki will be a pivotal match-up in the middleweight division as both fighters are considered at the top of their game and either fighter would be a danger to top 185-pound competitors in any organization.