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Murilo Bustamante

Murilo Bustamante

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  • Name: Murilo Bustamante
  • Professional MMA Record: 15-8-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • 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

Pro 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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