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"Carioca"

14-2-0

Bruno Santos

Bruno "Carioca" Santos

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  • Name: Bruno Santos
  • MMA Record: 14-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Carioca
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 27 | Date of Birth: 1987.07.17
  • Last Fight: October 04, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Ze Mario Team
  • Height: 5'9" (176cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $16,000 USD
  • Born: Lauro de Freitas, Bahia, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • Personal Pages: Twitter

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Bruno Santos is a Brazilian middleweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He is a former middleweight champion for Bitteti Combat. Of his thirteen career wins, only three have been finishes including two submissions. He has gone to decision in each of his last eleven fights.

Santos began his career in 2007. He fought primarily in his home country of Brazil and racked up a 12-0 record in his first four years of competition. In 2012, he was signed by Bellator. He won his debut fight with the promotion against highly touted submission artist, Giva Santana, at Bellator 61. He was expected to take on Brian Rogers at Bellator 66, but a shoulder injury forced him off the card.

In late 2013, he was signed by the UFC. He made his promotional debut against fellow undefeated fighter, Krzysztof Jotko, at UFC Fight Night 33.  He went into this fight after a twenty one month layoff and had not finished an opponent in over five years. He would go to decision again in this fight, but would suffer the first loss of his career.


Santos' dry-spell of being unable to finish opponents continued when he faced Chris Camozzi at UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida; the fight was close, going to the judges decision, it went in Santos' favour by Split Decision.


Santos is expected to face Elias Theodorou at UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs Saffledine on 4 October. 

Last updated 10.01.2014, 11:18 PM ET
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Bruno Santos MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Elias Theodorou
14-1-0 9-0-0

UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.10.04
Odds: +285 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Brad Jardine
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Chris Camozzi
13-1-0 19-7-0

UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.07.05
Odds: +190 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Krzysztof Jotko
13-0-0 13-0-0

UFC Fight Night 33: Hunt vs. Bigfoot
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.12.06
Odds: -220 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: John Sharp
Cancelled Bout Brian Rogers Bellator 66 2012.04.20
Reason: Santos Shoulder Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Giva Santana
12-0-0 17-1-0

Bellator 61
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 185 lbs

2012.03.16
Odds: +100 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 185.2 lbs (84.0 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Paulo Henrique

Bahia Regional

2011.09.16
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Vitor Nobrega

Bitetti Combat

2011.06.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Angel Orellana

Bitetti Combat

2011.06.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Júlio César Santos

Bitetti Combat

2011.06.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Daniel Acácio

Bahia Regional

2010.12.15
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Cristiano Lazzarini

Minas Gerais Regional

2010.08.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Michele Verginelli

Bahia Regional

2009.11.21
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Danilo Pereira

Bahia Regional

2009.08.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Eder Jones

Bahia Regional

2009.05.16
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Neilson Gomes

Bahia Regional

2008.09.28
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Edilberto de Oliveira

Bahia Regional

2008.03.08
Win | Submission

Cristiano Nuno

Bahia Regional

2007.12.01

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