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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
  • Personal Pages:

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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
14-8-1 45-16-2

Amazon Forest Combat 2
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.03.31
Weigh-In: 185.188 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired
2:10 Round 2 of 3, 7:10 Total

Jesse Taylor
14-7-1 14-6-0

Impact FC 2: The Uprising - Sydney
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.07.17
Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Decision | Split
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Makoto Takimoto
14-6-1 3-3-0

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
3:50 Round 1 of 3

Ryuta Sakurai
13-6-1 14-12-4

Deep 29 Impact
Main Event | 83 kg | 83 kg

2007.04.13
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Dong Sik Yoon
12-6-1 0-3-0

Pride Bushido 13: Bushido Survival Finals
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg

2006.11.05
Odds: -500 (Heavy Favorite) | Referee: Samio Kimura
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Amar Suloev
12-5-1 20-5-0

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 | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Dan Henderson
12-4-1 18-4-0

Pride Shockwave 2005
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 83 kg

2005.12.31
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
9:51 Round 1 of 2

Ikuhisa Minowa
10-4-1 30-21-8

Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 83 kg

2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:20 Round 1 of 2

Masanori Suda
10-4-1 22-10-3

Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 83 kg

2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ryuta Sakurai
9-4-1 11-8-4

Pride Bushido 6
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg

2005.04.03
Weigh-In: 180.8 lbs | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Kazuhiro Nakamura
9-3-1 3-2-0

Pride Final Conflict 2004
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2004.08.15
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:53 Round 1 of 2

Dan Henderson
9-2-1 13-3-0

Pride Final Conflict 2003
Main Card | Tournament Alternate | 93 kg

2003.11.09
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Quinton Jackson
9-1-1 17-3-0

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
8-1-1 7-0-0

UFC 37: High Impact
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 185

2002.05.10
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
#85 Greatest Submission of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:44 Round 2 of 5, 5:44 Total

Dave Menne
7-1-1 31-7-2

UFC 35: Throwdown
Co-Main Event | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 185

2002.01.11
Weigh-In: 182.0 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Chuck Liddell
7-0-1 8-1-0

UFC 33: Victory in Vegas
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2001.09.28
Odds: +185 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 199.0 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Sanae Kikuta

Pancrase

2000.10.31
Win | Submission | Choke
0:31 Round 2 of 3, 5:31 Total

Yoji Anjo
5-0-1 0-2-0

UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 90 kg

2000.04.14
Weigh-In: 199.0 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Kick

Jerry Bohlander

Brazil Regional

1997.09.27
Win | Submission | Punches

Juan Mott

Alabama Regional

1996.11.22
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Chris Haseman

Alabama Regional

1996.11.22
Draw

Tom Erikson

Alabama Regional

1996.11.22
Win | Submission | Choke

Joe Charles

Brazil Regional

1996.06.24
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Marcelo Mendes

Rio de Janeiro Regional

1991.09.26

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