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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 [UFC] referee), who also worked extensively with coach Marco Barbosa in São Paulo, Brazil. One of the main figures in the sport during the 2000s 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:

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2007 /2010 / 2012)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2013*)
  • 1st Place CBJJE World Championship (2007*)
  • 1st Place ADCC Brazilian SP Trials (2011)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2010)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championships (2014 / 2008 / 2007)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2008*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2016 / 2020*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2010/2018)
  • 4th Place ADCC World Championship (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

113 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    39 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    60 (53%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    3 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

60 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
30
18
#86e620
Triangle
28
17
#5AD3D1
Choke
7
4
#d1212a
Choke from back
5
3
#fad11b
Submission
5
3
#f58822
Triangle armbar
3
2
#224aba
Heel hook
3
2
#ff9124
Toe hold
3
2
#bf1f6c
Arm in guillotine
3
2
#22c9a5
Katagatame
3
2
#fad223
Lapel choke
2
1
#03861f
Kneebar
2
1
#039a1f
Cachecol choke
2
1
#03b41f
Crucifix choke
2
1
#03c61f
Omoplata
2
1
60
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
62 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    43 (69%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (3%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    3 (5%)
  • 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
1256Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 6x0World Cup82KG4F2005
1432Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG4F2006
1883Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABSSF2008
1949Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLN/AWorld Champ.88KGSF2008
2241Gregor GracieGregor GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12009
2395Gustavo JunqueiraLPointsFull FightABSSPF2009
2419Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2009
2611Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPointsNo Gi Worlds86KGSF2010
2621JT TorresJT TorresLPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR12010
2689Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 8x2World Champ.82KG4F2010
2701Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2010
3261Kron GracieKron GracieLPts: 0x0, PenADCC77KG4F2011
3310Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSSF2011
3312Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3325Marcelo GoncalvesLPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR12011
3349Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuLGuillotineNo Gi Worlds82KG4F2011
3550Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 10x0Pan AmericanABS4F2012
3619Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLPts: 4x0Pan American82KGR22012
3850Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiroABSSF2012
3886Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSR22012
4044Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 6x2World Champ.82KGR22012
4051Clark GracieClark GracieLPointsWorld Champ.82KG8F2012
4231Clark GracieClark GracieLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds82KG4F2012
4264Kleber BuiuLPointsNoGi WorldsABS8F2012
4364Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4788Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvWorld Champ.82KG4F2013
5227Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0World Pro Trial82KGF2014
5305Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsPan AmericanABS4F2014
5374Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x2Pan American88KG4F2014
5702Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 6x2World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5820Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 8x2World Champ.88KGSF2014
5994Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLAdvNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
6032Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6842Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x0Pan American88KGSF2015
7368Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2015
7448Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2015
9306Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 4x2Pan American88KGSF2016
9364Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABS8F2016
9595Rodrigo ReisLPts: 6x0World Pro85KGR12016
9842Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsAtlanta BJJ Pro94KGF2016
10016Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2016
10061Pedro MouraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22016
10270Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 5x0NY NoGi OpenABSF2016
10455Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 6x0G. Slam NG LA92KGF2016
10650Dillon DanisDillon DanisLPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Ams83KGF2016
10948Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 0x0, PenNoGi WorldsABSF2016
13859Craig JonesCraig JonesLFlying triangleADCC88KG4F2017
14157Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsLReferee DecisionF2W 5188KGSPF2017
14670Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2017
15170Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionContinental Pro85KGSF2018
15937Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 2x0NY Spring OpenABSF2018
16522Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2018
16820Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro94KGF2018
18592Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2018
19552Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 4x2Pan American88KG4F2019
20570Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KGR12019
21744Jon BlankJon BlankLReferee DecisionADCC88KG4F2019
22067Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiLPointsEuropean NoGi91KGSF2019
22076Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideLPointsEuropean NoGiABSR12019
22296Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionF2W 13184KGSPF2019
22766Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoLAdvNoGi Worlds91KG4F2019
23948Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 8x0Pan AmericanABSSF2020
27395Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KG4F2021
1429Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWTriangleWorld Champ.82KGR12006
1514Fernando PieroFernando PieroWTriangleTeam NationalsO88KG4F2006
1543Frank UnoWTrianglePaulista FPJJABSN/A2007
1544Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvPaulista FPJJABSF2007
1545Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x0Paulista FPJJ82KGF2007
1588UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro82KG4F2007
1589Orlando ZanettiWTriangleBrasileiro82KGSF2007
1590Robert FonsecaWTriangleBrasileiro82KGF2007
1941Marcel AguilarWArmbarWorld Champ.88KGR12008
1947Eduardo SantoroEduardo SantoroWPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2008
2033Rodrigo BlazioWOmoplataBrasileiro CBJJE88KGF2008
2195Nilson RicardoWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGiABSF2009
2206Rafael dos AnjosWPointsADCC Trials77KG4F2009
2211Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesWPointsADCC Trials77KGSF2009
2212Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWTriangle armbarADCC Trials77KGF2009
2803Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWPointsWorld Pro Trial82KGNA2011
2804Vinícius CorralesWLapel chokeWorld Pro Trial82KGNA2011
3212Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWTriangleADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3213Raoni BarcelosRaoni BarcelosWHeel hookADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3214Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWHeel hookADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3215Junior CrivelariWArmbarADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3226Jorge BrittoWArmbarADCC77KGR12011
3305Marko HelenWArmbarADCCABSR12011
3308Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWReferee DecisionADCCABS4F2011
3454Tiago RochaTiago RochaWN/ABrasileiro NoGi79KGSF2011
3455Sandro VieiraWToe holdBrasileiro NoGi79KGF2011
3536Brent PrimusWPts: 11x0Pan AmericanABSR12012
3543Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWArmbarPan AmericanABSR22012
3840Ken PrimolaWArmbarBrasileiro82KG4F2012
3842Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWArmbarBrasileiro82KGF2012
3872Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSR12012
4201Eduardo SarkissianWKneebarNacional Open88KGNA2012
4202Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWChokeNacional Open88KGNA2012
4203Rafael SilvaWArmbarNacional Open88KGNA2012
4256UnknownWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR12012
4868Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWArmbarBrasileiro CBJJE88KGNA2013
4882Abraão AmorimWTriangleMundial CBJJE88KG4F2013
4884Maurício PriscoWArmbarMundial CBJJE88KGSF2013
4886Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 8x0Mundial CBJJE88KGF2013
4958Thomas LoubersanesWPointsNoGi Pan American83KGF2013
4963AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWChokeNoGi Pan AmericanABSSF2013
5114Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWAdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2013
5235Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro TrialABSF2014
5284Gybson SaWPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABSR22014
5296James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5369Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWPointsPan American88KGR12014
5681Seth GarverWPts: 7x0World Champ.ABSR12014
5810Mario RossiWChokeWorld Champ.88KGRDS2014
5818Diego GamonalWPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2014
5881Stefano CorreaWAdvSP Open82KGSF2014
5886Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWTriangleSP Open NoGiABSSF2014
5887Vitor BonfimWAdvSP Open NoGiABSF2014
6029Inacio NetoInacio NetoWToe holdNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
6730Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWTrianglePan AmericanABSR22015
6835Kenneth PrimolaWChoke from backPan American88KG8F2015
6839Thiago SaThiago SaWChoke from backPan American88KG4F2015
7003Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoWPointsNY Spring Open88KGSF2015
7258Rafael RosendoWN/ABoca Raton Open88KGSF2015
7260Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 7x4Boca Raton Open88KGF2015
7279Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWArmbarBoston Spring Open88KGSF2015
7282Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWArmbarBoston Spring OpenABSSF2015
7283Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWKatagatameBoston Spring OpenABSF2015
7358Vinicius AgudoWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7442Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG8F2015
9087Robson GracieRobson GracieWArmbarUAEJJF NYC Pro85KGRR2016
9088Nathan MedelsohnWTriangleUAEJJF NYC Pro85KGRR2016
9300Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWChokePan American88KG8F2016
9303Thiago SaThiago SaWArmbarPan American88KG4F2016
9347Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPointsPan AmericanABSR12016
9453Louis ArmezzaniWN/ANY Spring Open88KGSF2016
9455Gregor GracieGregor GracieWTriangleNY Spring Open88KGF2016
10007Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 9x0World Champ.88KG8F2016
10265Gilvan GomesWArmbarNY NoGi Open79KGF2016
10267Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWN/ANY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10454William NymanWArmbarG. Slam NG LA92KGSF2016
10649Samir AbdolkaderWArm in guillotineNoGi Pan Ams83KGSF2016
10935Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPts: 6x2NoGi WorldsABS8F2016
10942Josh HingerJosh HingerWArm in guillotineNoGi WorldsABS4F2016
10947Jared DoppJared DoppWArmbarNoGi WorldsABSSF2016
11687N/AWReferee DecisionADCC SP Trials88KGR12017
11689N/AWPointsADCC SP Trials88KG4F2017
11691Kaynan D.WPts: 5x0ADCC SP Trials88KGSF2017
11692Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWPts: 2x0ADCC SP Trials88KGF2017
13852James BrascoJames BrascoWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGE12017
14544Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 4x4, PenKasai ProABSSPF2017
14665Kit DaleKit DaleWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
14669C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2017
15166Vinicius CanabarroWN/AContinental Pro85KG4F2018
15172Olivier Kee-SengWSubmissionContinental Pro85KGRPC2018
15929Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsNY Spring Open88KGF2018
15934Daniel KeaneWN/ANY Spring OpenABS4F2018
15936Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWN/ANY Spring OpenABSSF2018
16514DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, PenWorld Champ.88KGR12018
16819Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWChoke from backNY BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
18579Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWTriangleNoGi Worlds85KGR22018
18587Dan BorovicDan BorovicWPts: 7x2NoGi Worlds85KG4F2018
19419Dan BorovicDan BorovicWN/ACincinnati Open88KGSF2019
19420Josh MckinneyWCachecol chokeCincinnati Open88KGF2019
19545Dominique BellDominique BellWPts: 2x0Pan American88KG8F2019
19688DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWReferee DecisionF2W 10885KGSPF2019
20081Victor RodriguesWN/ANY Spring Open88KGSF2019
20083Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 0x0, AdvNY Spring Open88KGF2019
21291Jonavin WebbWPts: 7x0Kasai Pro 686KGSPF2019
21497Ashur DarmoWPointsNo Gi Pan Am.91KGSF2019
21498Todd MueckenheimWTriangleNo Gi Pan Am.91KGF2019
21736Keller SodhiWPts: 0x0, PenADCC88KGR12019
22064Sean CoatesWN/AEuropean NoGi91KG4F2019
23933M. SilvaWTrianglePan AmericanABSR12020
23938Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieWCrucifix chokePan AmericanABS8F2020
23945Stuart MaddoxWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS4F2020
27389Marlon TanakaWTrianglePan American88KG8F2021
27627Joao CizeskiJoao CizeskiWTriangleAtlanta SMOP88KGSF2021
27628Joseph WatsonWArmbarAtlanta SMOP88KGF2021

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