Ajax loader


Pro MMA Record

"The Headhunter"


Paul Buentello

Paul "The Headhunter" Buentello

Photo Source:  

Mma weekly

Fighter Details

  • Given Name: Paul Anthony Buentello
  • Pro MMA Record: 35-17-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Headhunter
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 46 | Date of Birth: 1974.01.16
  • Last Fight: July 15, 2016 in ACB
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 261.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Bastos BJJ Midland
  • Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: 76.0" (193cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $310,000 USD
  • Born: Amarillo, Texas, United States
  • Fighting out of: Denver, Colorado
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Paul Buentello is ineligible for regional rankings due to inactivity.
Fighters must have at least one completed MMA bout in the past two years to be ranked.

Gyms & Affiliations


Paul Buentello Wiki Update Wiki

After compiling a professional record of 19-8 prior to his UFC debut in 2005, Paul Buentello was a serious threat to contend for the heavyweight belt. After dispatching Justin Eilers and Kevin Jordan with back-to-back finishes to start his Octagon career, Buentello was granted his title shot, but was defeated by Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski by knockout just 15 seconds into the first round. A few years later, in 2007, Buentello also contended for the Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship against Alistair Overeem, but was defeated in the second round after submitting when he was hit with a hard knee to the body.

Buentello is known for finishing fights, having finished almost all of his wins by knockout or submission throughout his lengthy career, which has spanned well over a decade. He proudly lives up to his nickname, standing and banging every single fight he can, with virtually every shot to the head.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:02 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Paul Buentello News View All

Cain Velasquez makes his pro debut at a Strikeforce show in Fresno, Calif., on Oct. 7... (2020-05-01 09:00:00 -0400)
The MMA Depressed-us Chorus | June M. Williams Zane Simon, Phil Mackenzie, & C... (2020-04-30 15:00:00 -0400)
Eddie Mercado Eddie Mercado and Victor Rodriguez are here to recap the classic UFC... (2019-11-25 15:00:00 -0500)
For those who want to see Khabib Nurmagomedov follow in Conor McGregor’s footsteps by... (2018-11-16 08:00:06 -0500)
Eddie Mercado is joined by Fraser Coffeen to recap the historic Affliction 2: Day of ... (2018-01-16 11:00:06 -0500)
Eddie Mercado is joined by Fraser Coffeen to recap the historic Affliction: Banned ca... (2018-01-02 11:00:04 -0500)
  • MMA Weekly : Max Holloway feeling great after ZOOM training camp for UFC 251 Fight Island
  • MMAFighting.com : Jessica Andrade vows to prove violent KO win over Rose Namajunas was no fluke
  • MMAFighting.com : Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira targeted to headline Sept. 12 UFC event
  • MMAFighting.com : Amanda Ribas’ long-term UFC goal is to ‘copy’ Amanda Nunes, win two belts
  • MMAFighting.com : Max Holloway: Alexander Volkanovski talking like a challenger instead of acting like the champ
  • MMAFighting.com : Mike Brown positive for COVID-19, can’t corner Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251
  • MMAFighting.com : ‘UFC 251 Countdown’ video
  • MMAFighting.com : Alexander Volkanovski: Max Holloway acting like ‘a bit of a sore loser’ ahead of rematch
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Alexander Volkanovski UFC 251 media day scrum
  • MMAFighting.com : Jimmie Rivera vs. Cody Stamann added to July 15 UFC event
  • UFC.com : Fight Island Health And Safety Procedures
  • UFC.com : Unfiltered: Calvin Kattar and Frankie Edgar
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Max Holloway UFC 251 media day scrum
  • MMA Weekly : Alexander Volkanovski: Max Holloway is a ‘sore loser’ | UFC 251 Fight Island
  • MMA Weekly : Dana White shoots down Jorge Masvidal putting BMF belt on the line against Kamaru Usman
  • MMAFighting.com : Dana White donating proceeds from ‘UF-Sea’ shirts to one of John Oliver’s favorite charities
  • MMA Weekly : Jake Childers plans to push Justin Gonzalez to his limit in LFA 84 title bout
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 251 Embedded: ‘Somebody is getting their ass whooped!’
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: UFC 251 virtual media day: Day 1
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: UFC 251 virtual media day: Day 1 LIVE now