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Murilo Bustamante Bio
Murilo Bustamante (Portuguese pronunciation: [muËÉ¾ilu buÊtÉËmÉÌtÊi]; 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!
- 1 Background
- 2 Instructor lineage
- 3 Sports accomplishments
- 4 Grappling credentials
- 5 Championships and accomplishments
- 6 Mixed martial arts record
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Bustamante was born in coastal Rio de Janeiro and originally had dreams of professional surfing, but began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu soon after having his first fight when he was 10 years old. Bustamante began officially competing when he was 15 years old, before adding judo, and then began boxing when he was 18. 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.
Mitsuyo "Count Koma" Maeda â Carlos Gracie, Sr. â Carlson Gracie â Murilo Bustamante
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 88â98 kg in both 1999 and 2000, and the Absolute tournament in 1999. He managed a record of 3â2 with his losses 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.
Murilo was scheduled to fight at Superior Challenge 6 and would have faced Tor Troeng.
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.
ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championships
ADCC 2000 88â98 kg: 1st round
ADCC 1999 88â98 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
Championships and accomplishments
- 2002 Middleweight Fighter of the Year
- PRIDE Fighting Championships
- 2005 PRIDE Welterweight Grand Prix Runner Up
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- UFC Middleweight Championship (1 Time)
- One successful title defense
Mixed martial arts record
- Professional MMA record for Murilo Bustamante from Sherdog