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Richie Santiago feels he is ‘more complete fighter’ than Miles Johns, aims for first round finish at DWCS 18

Bantamweight mixed martial arts contender Richie Santiago checks in with MyMMANews.com to discuss his upcoming fight with LFA bantamweight champion Miles Johns this Tuesday night at Dana White’s Contender Series 18. The event will take place at the brand new UFC Apex in Las Vegas and will stream in the U.S. exclusively on ESPN+.

“The Milford Mauler” discusses fellow New England fighter Yorgan De Castro earning a UFC contract in the season debut this past Tuesday night after a first round finish of Alton Meeks, how that fired him up for his fight, his thoughts on Dana White’s decision to not award a contract to Brendan Loughnane, the new UFC Apex, how he received the news that he would be fighting on the Contender Series, learning about his opponent and how he matches up stylistically, training partners, how he sees the fight playing out, representing for New England and CES against LFA, and much more.

Watch the full interview with Richie Santiago in the video above.

Full DWCS 18 fight card:

  • Miguel Baeza vs. Victor Reyna – welterweight
  • Alton Cunningham vs. Tony Johnson – light heavyweight
  • Zach Zane vs. Justin Gonzales – featherweight
  • Michael Lombardo vs. Kyle Daukaus – middlweight
  • Miles Johns vs. Richie Santiago – bantamweight