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Murilo Bustamante

Murilo Bustamante BTT Professional MMA Fighter

  • Name: Murilo Bustamante
  • D.O.B.: July 30, 1966
  • P.O.B.: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Height: 6’1″ (186cm)
  • Weight: 185lbs (84kg)
  • Record: 15 – 8 – 1
  • Rank: 5th degree black belt in BJJ


Murilo Bustamante born in Rio de Janeiro, 1966, is one of the most decorated competitors and masters of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Introduced to the jiu-jitsu by his older brothers Marcelo and Mauricio he become a member of the Carlson Gracie Team.

Bustamante won many titles as the World Championships in 1999, and four Brazilian National Championships. Master Murilo Bustamante was one of three BJJ stylists (also Fabio Gurgel and Wallid Ismail) to successfully defend their art in the legendary bare knuckle challenge fight Desafio Jiu-Jitsu vs. Luta Livre (1991). Bustamante fought luta livre champion Marcelo Mendes, winning by technical knock out due to injury at 4:42 of round 1.

Mixing his mastery style of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with solid wrestling and boxing skills, Bustamante had the same impact in the Mixed Martial Arts World as in the Jiu-Jitsu. He is one of the founding members of Brazilian Top Team, became the second middleweight title holder in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship when he stopped then-champ Dave Menne with strikes at UFC 35: Throwdown in January 2002.

He successfully defended his title five months later against Matt Lindland before leaving the UFC and signed with PRIDE Fighting Championships.

Today Master Murilo Bustamante divides his time between training, managing and coaching the Brazilian Top Team athletes as Gleristone Santos and Pedo Nobre among others.

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Murilo Bustamante Record
Result Opponent Method Event Title Date Round Time
 Loss Jesse Taylor TKO (Retirement) Impact FC 2 – The Uprising: Sydney 7/18/2010 2 2:10
 Loss Makoto Takimoto Decision (Split) Yarennoka – New Years Eve 2007 12/31/2007 2 5:00
 Win Ryuta Sakurai KO (Punch) Deep – 29 Impact 4/13/2007 1 3:50
 Win Dong Sik Yoon Decision (Unanimous) Pride – Bushido 13 11/5/2006 2 5:00
 Loss Amar Suloev Decision (Unanimous) Pride – Bushido 11 6/4/2006 2 5:00
 Loss Dan Henderson Decision (Split) Pride FC – Shockwave 2005 12/31/2005 2 5:00
 Win Ikuhisa Minowa TKO (Punches) Pride – Bushido 9 9/25/2005 1 9:51
 Win Masanori Suda Submission (Armbar) Pride – Bushido 9 9/25/2005 1 3:20
 Win Ryuta Sakurai Decision (Unanimous) Pride – Bushido 6 4/3/2005 2 5:00
 Loss Kazuhiro Nakamura Decision (Unanimous) Pride FC – Final Conflict 2004 8/15/2004 3 5:00
 Loss Dan Henderson TKO (Punches) Pride FC – Final Conflict 2003 11/9/2003 1 0:53
 Loss Quinton Jackson Decision (Split) Pride FC – Total Elimination 2003 8/10/2003 3 5:00
 Win Matt Lindland Submission (Guillotine Choke) UFC 37 – High Impact 5/10/2002 3 1:33
 Win Dave Menne TKO (Punches) UFC 35 – Throwdown 1/11/2002 2 0:44
 Loss Chuck Liddell Decision (Unanimous) UFC 33 – Victory in Vegas 9/28/2001 3 5:00
 Win Sanae Kikuta Decision (Unanimous) Pancrase – Trans 6 10/31/2000 1 15:00
 Win Yoji Anjo Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) UFC 25 – Ultimate Japan 3 4/14/2000 2 0:31
 Win Jerry Bohlander KO (Upkick) Pentagon Combat – Pentagon Combat 9/27/1997 1 5:38
 Draw Tom Erikson Draw MARS – Martial Arts Reality Superfighting 11/22/1996 1 40:00
 Win Juan Mott Submission (Punches) MARS – Martial Arts Reality Superfighting 11/22/1996 1 1:08
 Win Chris Haseman TKO (Corner Stoppage) MARS – Martial Arts Reality Superfighting 11/22/1996 1 1:01
 Win Joe Charles Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) UVF – Universal Vale Tudo Fighting 2 6/24/1996 1 3:08
 Win Marcelo Mendes TKO (Injury) Desafio – Jiu-Jitsu vs. Luta Livre 9/26/1991 1 4:42

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