Starting off his pro career on November 2005 age 19, Francisco Santana has had a total of 30 fights - 24 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draws. 12 of the wins coming via stoppage. Santana's longest KO streak is 3 fights long out of his 30 pro career fights.
In a great debut, Santana took on Alex Ramirez in a 4 round fight, becoming the 3rd person to stop Ramirez in his 3 fight career to date. Continuing on from his debut, Santana had an impressive start to his career as he went on to fight 15 fights including once in 2005, 4 times in 2006 and 10 times between 2007 and 2011 against fighters such as Adan Leal, Antonio Johnson and Tony Hirsch.
Santana went into his next fight against Karim Mayfield on March 20th, 2008 with a career record of 8 wins. Taking the first setback of his career, the March 20th, 2008 Mayfield defeat went the full distance and ended via SD. Santana then went on to win a further 3 fights taking his record to 11 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws.
Karim Mayfield was next in line for Santana where unfortunately, he was defeated on November 21st, 2009 taking his record to 11-2-0. Santana's fight against Karim Mayfield was Santana's first stoppage defeat. This came via TKO in the 5th round of a 8 round fight. Santana continued his success in the next 10 fights taking his record to 19 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws.
Eddie Gomez was the next fight for Santana on June 6th, 2014 and also his next career win. An impressive win for Santana as he proves his technical boxing talent by taking Gomez the 10 round distance and becoming the first person to beat Gomez. The fight ended in a UD victory for Santana. Santana's wins continued and went from 20 wins to 21 after he then defeated Luis alfredo Lugo.
Santana entered his next fight with a mostly successful record of 21-3-1 and took this to 22 wins with a win against Kendal Mena on January 9th, 2015 via KO. Santana's fight against Kendal Mena came in the 1st round of a 10 round fight via KO. Santana became the first person to stop Mena. Santana then went on to fight a further 2 fights taking his record to 23-4-1
Santana kept his losses at 4 by beating Ed Paredes on April 2nd, 2016. Santana secured the win over Paredes after the final bell via UD, resulting in Santana being the 6th person to defeat Paredes.
Taking another knock in his career, Santana fought Jose Benavidez on July 23rd, 2016 and was defeated by Benavidez. This latest challenge for Santana proved to be too much for him, taking a UD loss to the better technical fighter over the 10 rounds and leaving Santana wondering which direction his career will head next.