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Murilo Santana

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Murilo Santana is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Mario Yamasaki (Ultimate Fighting Championship referee), who also worked extensively with coach Marco Barbosa in São Paulo, Brazil. One of the main figures in the sport during the 2000’s and early 2010’s decades, Santana would later become known for his work as the head-coach of Unity Jiu Jitsu, a New York City based BJJ academy.

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:

  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2007 /2010 / 2012)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2013*)
  • CBJJE Mundial Champion (2007*)
  • FPJJ São Paulo State Champion (2007**)
  • ADCC Brazilian Trials Winner (2011)
  • CBJJ Brasileiro Championship 2nd Place (2010)
  • IBJJF World Championships 3rd Place (2014 / 2008 / 2007)
  • CBJJ Brasileiro Championship 3rd Place (2008*)
  • IBJJF Pans Championship 3rd Place (2016)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2010/2018)
  • ADCC 4th Place (2011*)

** Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Miragaia Pass

Weight Division: Médio (82kg-181lbs)

Team/Association: Unity JJ

Murilo Santana’s Biography

Murilo Santana was born on April 13, 1983 in São Paulo state, Brazil, where he grew up.

It was also in São Paulo that Murilo became a jiu jitsu student under the tutelage of the Yamasaki brothers, particularly Mario Yamasaki – who would later move to the United States and become a famous Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), referee.

Given the close relationship between Yamasaki and Marcos Barbosa, when Mario left to the USA, Murilo – then already a black belt, started training and representing Marcos Barbosa.It was under the tutelage of Barbosa that Murilo had his most positive years as a competitor.

In 2015 Murilo moved to the United States, more specifically New York, where he helped kickstart a new team named Unity BJJ in Manhattan. The team quickly became one of the top talent-producing facilities in the sport.

Murilo Santana Grappling Record

97 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    34 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    53 (55%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

53 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
32
17
#86e620
Triangle
25
13
#5AD3D1
Choke
8
4
#d1212a
Choke from back
6
3
#fad11b
Submission
6
3
#f58822
Toe hold
4
2
#224aba
Arm in guillotine
4
2
#ff9124
Katagatame
4
2
#bf1f6c
Triangle armbar
4
2
#22c9a5
Heel hook
4
2
#fad223
Kneebar
2
1
#03861f
Omoplata
2
1
#039a1f
Lapel choke
2
1
53
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
54 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    40 (74%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (4%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    3 (6%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Guillotine
50
1
#86e620
Flying triangle
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Murilo Santana Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1253Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 6x0World Cup82KG4F2005
1429Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG4F2006
1876Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABSSF2008
1942Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLN/AWorld Champ.88KGSF2008
2231Gregor GracieGregor GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12009
2385Gustavo JunqueiraLPointsFull FightABSSPF2009
2409Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2009
2601Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPointsNo Gi Worlds86KGSF2010
2611JT TorresJT TorresLPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR12010
2679Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 8x2World Champ.82KG4F2010
2691Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2010
3244Kron GracieKron GracieLPts: 0x0, PenADCC77KG4F2011
3293Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSSF2011
3295Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3308Marcelo GoncalvesLPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR12011
3332Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuLGuillotineNo Gi Worlds82KG4F2011
3533Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 10x0Pan AmericanABS4F2012
3602Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLPts: 4x0Pan American82KGR22012
3834Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiroABSSF2012
3870Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSR22012
4028Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 6x2World Champ.82KGR22012
4035Clark GracieClark GracieLPointsWorld Champ.82KG8F2012
4215Clark GracieClark GracieLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds82KG4F2012
4248Kleber BuiuLPointsNoGi WorldsABS8F2012
4346Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4770Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvWorld Champ.82KG4F2013
5205Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0World Pro Trial82KGF2014
5283Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsPan AmericanABS4F2014
5352Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x2Pan American88KG4F2014
5676Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 6x2World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5794Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 8x2World Champ.88KGSF2014
5968Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLAdvNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
6006Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6805Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x0Pan American88KGSF2015
7330Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2015
7410Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2015
9256Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 4x2Pan American88KGSF2016
9314Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABS8F2016
9540Rodrigo ReisLPts: 6x0World Pro85KGR12016
9787Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsAtlanta BJJ Pro94KGF2016
9960Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2016
10005Pedro MouraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22016
10209Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 5x0NY NoGi OpenABSF2016
10394Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 6x0G. Slam NG LA92KGF2016
10589Dillon DanisDillon DanisLPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Ams83KGF2016
10885Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 0x0, PenNoGi WorldsABSF2016
13724Craig JonesCraig JonesLFlying triangleADCC88KG4F2017
14011Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5188KGSPF2017
14499Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2017
14941Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionContinental Pro85KGSF2018
15648Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 2x0NY Spring OpenABSF2018
16209Gabriel BatistaLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGR12018
16220Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2018
16497Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro94KGF2018
18147Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2018
1426Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWTriangleWorld Champ.82KGR12006
1511Fernando PieroFernando PieroWTriangleTeam NationalsO88KG4F2006
1539Frank UnoWTrianglePaulista FPJJABSN/A2007
1540Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvPaulista FPJJABSF2007
1541Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x0Paulista FPJJ82KGF2007
1584UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro82KG4F2007
1585Orlando ZanettiWTriangleBrasileiro82KGSF2007
1586Robert FonsecaWTriangleBrasileiro82KGF2007
1934Marcel AguilarWArmbarWorld Champ.88KGR12008
1940Eduardo SantoroEduardo SantoroWPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2008
2026Rodrigo BlazioWOmoplataBrasileiro CBJJE88KGF2008
2185Nilson RicardoWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGiABSF2009
2196Rafael dos AnjosWPointsADCC Trials77KG4F2009
2201Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesWPointsADCC Trials77KGSF2009
2202Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWTriangle armbarADCC Trials77KGF2009
2787Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWPointsWorld Pro Trial82KGNA2011
2788Vinícius CorralesWLapel chokeWorld Pro Trial82KGNA2011
3195Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWTriangleADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3196Raoni BarcelosRaoni BarcelosWHeel hookADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3197Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWHeel hookADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3198Junior CrivelariWArmbarADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3209Jorge BrittoWArmbarADCC77KGR12011
3288Marko HelenWArmbarADCCABSR12011
3291Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWReferee DecisionADCCABS4F2011
3437Tiago RochaTiago RochaWN/ABrasileiro NoGi79KGSF2011
3438Sandro VieiraWToe holdBrasileiro NoGi79KGF2011
3519Brent PrimusWPts: 11x0Pan AmericanABSR12012
3526Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWArmbarPan AmericanABSR22012
3824Ken PrimolaWArmbarBrasileiro82KG4F2012
3826Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWArmbarBrasileiro82KGF2012
3856Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSR12012
4185Eduardo SarkissianWKneebarNacional Open88KGNA2012
4186Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWChokeNacional Open88KGNA2012
4187Rafael SilvaWArmbarNacional Open88KGNA2012
4240UnknownWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR12012
4850Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWArmbarBrasileiro CBJJE88KGNA2013
4864Abraão AmorimWTriangleMundial CBJJE88KG4F2013
4866Maurício PriscoWArmbarMundial CBJJE88KGSF2013
4868Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 8x0Mundial CBJJE88KGF2013
4938Thomas LoubersanesWPointsNoGi Pan American83KGF2013
4943AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWChokeNoGi Pan AmericanABSSF2013
5092Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWAdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2013
5213Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro TrialABSF2014
5262Gybson SaWPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABSR22014
5274James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5347Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWPointsPan American88KGR12014
5655Seth GarverWPts: 7x0World Champ.ABSR12014
5784Mario RossiWChokeWorld Champ.88KGRDS2014
5792Diego GamonalWPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2014
5855Stefano CorreaWAdvSP Open82KGSF2014
5860Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWTriangleSP Open NoGiABSSF2014
5861Vitor BonfimWAdvSP Open NoGiABSF2014
6003Inacio NetoInacio NetoWToe holdNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
6693Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWTrianglePan AmericanABSR22015
6798Kenneth PrimolaWChoke from backPan American88KG8F2015
6802Thiago SaThiago SaWChoke from backPan American88KG4F2015
6966Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoWPointsNY Spring Open88KGSF2015
7220Rafael RosendoWN/ABoca Raton Open88KGSF2015
7222Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 7x4Boca Raton Open88KGF2015
7241Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWArmbarBoston Spring Open88KGSF2015
7244Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWArmbarBoston Spring OpenABSSF2015
7245Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWKatagatameBoston Spring OpenABSF2015
7320Vinicius AgudoWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7404Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG8F2015
9039Robson GracieRobson GracieWArmbarUAEJJF NYC Pro85KGRR2016
9040Nathan MedelsohnWTriangleUAEJJF NYC Pro85KGRR2016
9250Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWChokePan American88KG8F2016
9253Thiago SaThiago SaWArmbarPan American88KG4F2016
9297Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPointsPan AmericanABSR12016
9399Louis ArmezzaniWN/ANY Spring Open88KGSF2016
9401Gregor GracieGregor GracieWTriangleNY Spring Open88KGF2016
9951Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 9x0World Champ.88KG8F2016
10204Gilvan GomesWArmbarNY NoGi Open79KGF2016
10206Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWN/ANY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10393William NymanWArmbarG. Slam NG LA92KGSF2016
10588Samir AbdolkaderWArm in guillotineNoGi Pan Ams83KGSF2016
10872Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPts: 6x2NoGi WorldsABS8F2016
10879Josh HingerJosh HingerWArm in guillotineNoGi WorldsABS4F2016
10884Jared DoppJared DoppWArmbarNoGi WorldsABSSF2016
11596UnknownWPointsADCC SP Trials88KG4F2017
11597Kaynan D.WPts: 5x0ADCC SP Trials88KGSF2017
11598Valdir AraujoWPts: 2x0ADCC SP Trials88KGF2017
13717James BrascoJames BrascoWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGE12017
14373Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 4x4, PenKasai ProABSSPF2017
14494Kit DaleKit DaleWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
14498C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2017
14937Vinicius CanabarroWN/AContinental Pro85KG4F2018
14943Olivier Kee-SengWSubmissionContinental Pro85KGRPC2018
15640Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsNY Spring Open88KGF2018
15645Daniel KeaneWN/ANY Spring OpenABS4F2018
15647Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWN/ANY Spring OpenABSSF2018
16212DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, PenWorld Champ.88KGR12018
16496Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWChoke from backNY BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
18134Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWTriangleNoGi Worlds85KGR22018
18142Dan BorovicDan BorovicWPts: 7x2NoGi Worlds85KG4F2018
18875Dan BorovicDan BorovicWN/ACincinnati Open88KGSF2019
18876Josh MckinneyWN/ACincinnati Open88KGF2019

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Murilo Santana vs Frank Unol

Murilo Santana vs Lucas Leite

 

 

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