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Murilo Bustamante : biography

July 30, 1966 -

Murilo Bustamante ( born July 30, 1966 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion. He is one of the founders of the Brazilian Top Team and is the current leader. In addition to competing for the UFC, he has also fought in PRIDE, making it to the Pride Shockwave 2005 Final, and also fought in Yarennoka!

Background

Murilo Bustamante is a black belt under the renowned Carlson Gracie. He has won numerous world titles in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which includes the World Championships of Jiu-Jitsu. His impressive MMA resume includes wins over Jerry Bohlander of the Lion's Den, Ikuhisa Minowa, Ryuta Sakurai (twice), Dave Menne (which won him the UFC Middleweight Championship) and undefeated top ranked Middleweight Matt Lindland .

Sports accomplishments

Murilo's grappling accomplishments include Championships at the World Class level, as well as appearances at the ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championships. In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he has won The Mundials World Championships in 1999 and has won the Brazilian National Championship 4 times.

In ADCC, he competed at the 88–98 kg in both 1999 and 2000, and the Absolute tournament in 1999. He managed a record of 3–2 with his loses coming by way of points over submission.

He was the reigning and undisputed UFC middleweight champion after defeating Dave Menne at UFC 35. He made one title defense, defeating Matt Lindland, before leaving the UFC due to financial reasons and signing with PRIDE in 2003.

He was a finalist of the PRIDE Welterweight Tournament 2005 on December 31. After two impressive victories via an armbar and a TKO, defeating Ikuhisa Minowa and Masanori Suda respectively, Bustamante entered the finals against Dan Henderson. In the finals Busta dropped an extremely close split decision to the two-time Pride champion.

Murilo dedicates his time to teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling and MMA to his students for all levels at Brazilian Top Team training camps, as well as seminars all over the world.

Bustamante was scheduled to face Yuya Shirai at Clube da Luta on July 20, 2011 but had to pull out of the fight due to an unspecified injury.http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Bustamante-Injury-Scrambles-Wednesdays-Clube-da-Luta-Card-34038

Championships and Accomplishments

  • MMAFighting
    • 2002 Middleweight Fighter of the Yearhttp://www.mmafighting.com/2007/01/01/mmafightingcom-2006-year-end-awards
  • PRIDE Fighting Championships
    • 2005 PRIDE Welterweight Grand Prix Runner Up
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • UFC Middleweight Championship (1 Time)

Grappling credentials

ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championships

ADCC 2000 88–98 kg: 1st round

ADCC 1999 88–98 kg: Semi finals. (Note: Murilo defeated Ricardo Almeida by points, but was unable to continue the tournament.) Absolute: Quarter finals.

Record of opponents:

  • Won:, Dexter Casey (sub), Ivan Salverry (pts), Ricardo Almeida (pts),
  • Lost: Mike Van Arsdale (pts), Ricco Rodriguez (pts)

CBJJ World Championships

1999 Black Belt Pesado: 1st Place

1998 Black Belt Pesado: 3rd Place Black Belt Absolute: 3rd Place

1996 Black Belt Pesado: 2nd Place

Instructor lineage

Mitsuyo "Count Koma" Maeda → Carlos Gracie, Sr. → Carlson Gracie → Murilo Bustamante

Mixed martial arts record

| Win |align=center| 15–8–1 | Dave Menne |Decision (Unanimous) |AFC - Amazon Forest Combat 2 | |align=center|3 |align=center|5:00 |Manaus, Brazil | |- | Loss |align=center| 14–8–1 | Jesse Taylor |TKO (Retirement) |Impact FC 2 - The Uprising: Sydney | |align=center|2 |align=center|2:10 |Sydney, Australia | |- | Loss |align=center| 14–7–1 | Makoto Takimoto |Decision (split) |Yarennoka - New Years Eve 2007 | |align=center|2 |align=center|5:00 |Saitama, Japan | |- | Win |align=center| 14–6–1 | Ryuta Sakurai |KO (punch) |Deep-29th Impact | |align=center|1 |align=center|3:50 |Tokyo, Japan | |- | Win |align=center| 13–6–1 | Dong Sik Yoon | Decision (unanimous) | Pride Bushido 13 | |align=center| 2 |align=center| 5:00 |Yokohama, Japan | |- | Loss |align=center| 12–6–1 | Amar Suloev | Decision (unanimous) | Pride Bushido 11 | |align=center| 2 |align=center| 5:00 |Saitama, Japan | |- | Loss |align=center| 12–5–1 | Dan Henderson | Decision (split) | Pride Shockwave 2005 | |align=center| 2 |align=center| 5:00 |Saitama, Japan |PRIDE Welterweight Grand Prix Final. |- | Win |align=center| 12–4–1 | Ikuhisa Minowa | TKO (punches) | Pride Bushido 9 | |align=center| 1 |align=center| 9:51 |Tokyo, Japan | PRIDE Welterweight Grand Prix Semi-Final |- | Win |align=center| 11–4–1 | Masanori Suda | Submission (armbar) | Pride Bushido 9 | |align=center| 1 |align=center| 3:20 |Tokyo, Japan | PRIDE Welterweight Grand Prix Opening round. |- | Win |align=center| 10–4–1 | Ryuta Sakurai | Decision (unanimous) | Pride Bushido 6 | |align=center| 2 |align=center| 5:00 |Yokohama, Japan | |- | Loss |align=center| 9–4–1 | Kazuhiro Nakamura | Decision (unanimous) | Pride Final Conflict 2004 | |align=center| 3 |align=center| 5:00 |Saitama, Japan | |- | Loss |align=center| 9–3–1 | Dan Henderson | TKO (punches) | Pride Final Conflict 2003 | |align=center| 1 |align=center| 0:53 |Tokyo, Japan | PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Reserve Bout. |- | Loss |align=center| 9–2–1 | Quinton Jackson | Decision (split) | Pride Total Elimination 2003 | |align=center| 3 |align=center| 5:00 |Saitama, Japan | Took fight on 5 days notice, filling in for injured teammate Ricardo Arona. PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal. |- | Win |align=center| 9–1–1 | Matt Lindland | Submission (guillotine choke) | UFC 37 | |align=center| 3 |align=center| 1:33 |Bossier City, Louisiana, United States | Defended UFC Middleweight Championship. Vacates title after signing with PRIDE . |- | Win |align=center| 8–1–1 | Dave Menne | TKO (punches) | UFC 35 | |align=center| 2 |align=center| 0:44 |Uncasville, Connecticut, United States | Won UFC Middleweight Championship. |- | Loss |align=center| 7–1–1 | Chuck Liddell | Decision (unanimous) | UFC 33 | |align=center| 3 |align=center| 5:00 |Las Vegas, Nevada, United States | |- | Win |align=center| 7–0–1 | Sanae Kikuta | Decision (unanimous) | Pancrase – Trans 6 | |align=center| 1 |align=center| 15:00 |Tokyo, Japan | |- | Win |align=center| 6–0–1 | Yoji Anjo | Submission (arm triangle choke) | UFC 25 | |align=center| 2 |align=center| 0:31 |Tokyo, Japan | |- | Win |align=center| 5–0–1 | Jerry Bohlander | KO (upkick) | Pentagon Combat | |align=center| 1 |align=center| 5:38 |Brazil | |- | Draw |align=center| 4–0–1 | Tom Erikson | Draw | Martial Arts Reality Superfighting | |align=center| 1 |align=center| 40:00 |Birmingham, Alabama, United States | |- | Win |align=center| 4–0 | Juan Mott | Submission (punches) | Martial Arts Reality Superfighting | |align=center| 1 |align=center| 1:08 |Birmingham, Alabama, United States | |- | Win |align=center| 3–0 | Chris Haseman | TKO (corner stoppage) | Martial Arts Reality Superfighting | |align=center| 1 |align=center| 1:01 |Birmingham, Alabama, United States | |- | Win |align=center| 2–0 | Joe Charles | Submission (arm triangle choke) | Universal Vale Tudo Fighting 2 | |align=center| 1 |align=center| 3:08 |Brazil | |- | Win |align=center| 1–0 | Marcelo Mendes | TKO (injury) | Desafio-Jiu-Jitsu vs. Luta Livre | |align=center| 1 |align=center| 4:42 |Brazil | |-

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