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Murilo Bustamante

Murilo Bustamante

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  • Name: Murilo Bustamante
  • Professional MMA Record: 15-8-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
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  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 48 | Date of Birth: 1966.07.30
  • Last Fight: March 31, 2012 in AFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.2 lbs
  • Affiliation: Brazilian Top Team
  • Height: 6'1" (186cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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A CBJJ World Champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a black belt under the legendary Carlson Gracie, Murilo Bustamante began fighting professionally long before the modern mixed martial arts era had begun. His professional debut coming in 1991, Bustamante went unbeaten in his first eight bouts before losing the first fight of his career to future UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell in 2001. Following the loss to Liddell, Bustamante won the UFC Middleweight Championship by defeating Dave Menne, defending it once against Matt Lindland before vacating the title to sign with the Japan-based Pride Fighting Championships in 2002.


During his Pride career, Bustamante fought some of the most accomplished middleweight and light heavyweight fighters in the world before they were stars, including Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Dan Henderson (twice).


Bustamante retired in 2007 following his seventh career loss, but announced his return to active competition in 2010 after signing with Impact Fighting Championships. He lost his return bout via second round knockout. Bustamante is a respected Jiu-Jitsu and MMA coach, and at his peak was considered one of the world’s very best fighters.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:06 PM ET
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Murilo Bustamante MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Dave Menne
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
Amazon Forest Combat 2
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2012.03.31
Weigh-In: 185.188 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired
2:10 Round 2 of 3, 7:10 Total
Jesse Taylor
Ref: John McCarthy
Impact FC 2: The Uprising - Sydney
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2010.07.17
Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Makoto Takimoto
Yarennoka!: New Years Eve 2007
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg
2007.12.31
Odds: -500 Heavy Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punch Ryuta Sakurai DEEP 2007.04.13
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Dong Sik Yoon
Ref: Samio Kimura
Pride Bushido 13: Bushido Survival Finals
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg
2006.11.05
Odds: -500 Heavy Favorite
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Amar Suloev
Ref: Moritaka Oshiro
Pride Bushido 11: Bushido Survival
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16 | 83 kg
2006.06.04
Odds: -270 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Dan Henderson
Ref: Minoru Toyonaga
Pride Shockwave 2005
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 83 kg
2005.12.31
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
9:51 Round 1 of 2
Ikuhisa Minowa
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 83 kg
2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:20 Round 1 of 2
Masanori Suda
Ref: Minoru Toyonaga
Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 83 kg
2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Ryuta Sakurai
Ref: Moritaka Oshiro
Pride Bushido 6
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg
2005.04.03
Weigh-In: 180.8 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total
Kazuhiro Nakamura
Pride Final Conflict 2004
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg
2004.08.15
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:53 Round 1 of 2
Dan Henderson
Ref: Minoru Toyonaga
Pride Final Conflict 2003
Main Card | Tournament Alternate | 93 kg
2003.11.09
Odds: -140 Slight Favorite
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total
Quinton Jackson
Pride Total Elimination 2003
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 93 kg
2003.08.10
Win | Submission | Choke
1:33 Round 3 of 5, 11:33 Total
Matt Lindland
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC 37: High Impact
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 185
2002.05.10
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:44 Round 2 of 5, 5:44 Total
Dave Menne
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC 35: Throwdown
Co-Main Event | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 185
2002.01.11
Weigh-In: 182.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Chuck Liddell
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC 33: Victory in Vegas
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2001.09.28
Odds: +185 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 199.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous Sanae Kikuta Pancrase 2000.10.31
Win | Submission | Choke
0:31 Round 2 of 3, 5:31 Total
Yoji Anjo
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 90 kg
2000.04.14
Weigh-In: 199.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Kick Jerry Bohlander Pentagon Combat 1997.09.27
Win | Submission | Punches Juan Mott MARS 1996.11.22
Win | KO/TKO | Retired Chris Haseman MARS 1996.11.22
Draw Tom Erikson MARS 1996.11.22
Win | Submission | Choke Joe Charles UVF 2 1996.06.24
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Marcelo Mendes Desafio 1991.09.26

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