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Murilo Santana

Murilo Santana is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under the famous UFC referee Mario Yamasaki, who fights for the Sao Paulo based team, Barbosa Jiu Jitsu. Murilo Santana is considered one of the top grapplers in the BJJ midleweight division where he has won important tournaments such as the Brazilian Nationals, the Sao Paulo State Championship and numerous other competitions.

Murilo Santana Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Murilo Silva Ferreira Santana

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Mario Yamasaki > Murilo Santana

Main Achievements:

    • Brazilian National Champion (2007, 2010, 2012)
    • World Champion No Gi (2013 open weight)
    • World Cup Open Weight Champion – CBJJE (2007)
    • Sao Paulo State Champion (2007 weight & absolute)
    • ADCC Brazilian Trials Winner (2011)
    • Brazilian National No-Gi Silver Medallist (2010)
    • World Championships Bronze Medallist (2014, 2008, 2007)
    • Brazilian National Open Weight Bronze Medallist (2008)
    • World No-Gi Bronze Medallist (2010)
    • ADCC 4th Place (2011 absolute)

Favourite Position/Technique: Miragaia Pass/Guard/Armbar

Weight Division: Médio (82kg-181lbs)

Team/Association: Barbosa Jiu Jitsu/Yamasaki

Murilo Santana’s Biography

Murilo Santana was born in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil on the 13th of April 1983. He started training with Mario Yamasaki (the famous UFC referee) in Sao Paulo, earning his black belt training with Yamasaki. When Mario moved to the United States to open an academy (and later referee MMA events) Santana decided to move to the Equipe Barbosa, a team led by Marcos Barbosa where Murilo already had many personal friends. Under the Barbosa banner, Murilo’s Jiu Jitsu flourished. Although Santana had been a top competitor for a while, at Barbosa, a more competition driven team, helped Murilo raise the bar of his BJJ.

Murilo Santana vs Vinicius Corrales

Murilo Santana vs Claudio Calasans

Murilo Santana vs Frank Unol

Murilo Santana vs Lucas Leite



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