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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)
  • 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

107 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    38 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    55 (51%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    3 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

55 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
31
17
#86e620
Triangle
25
14
#5AD3D1
Choke
7
4
#d1212a
Choke from back
5
3
#fad11b
Submission
5
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
Cachecol choke
2
1
#039a1f
Omoplata
2
1
#03b41f
Lapel choke
2
1
55
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
60 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    43 (72%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (10%)
  • 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
1255Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 6x0World Cup82KG4F2005
1431Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG4F2006
1882Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABSSF2008
1948Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLN/AWorld Champ.88KGSF2008
2240Gregor GracieGregor GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12009
2394Gustavo JunqueiraLPointsFull FightABSSPF2009
2418Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2009
2610Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPointsNo Gi Worlds86KGSF2010
2620JT TorresJT TorresLPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR12010
2688Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 8x2World Champ.82KG4F2010
2700Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2010
3260Kron GracieKron GracieLPts: 0x0, PenADCC77KG4F2011
3309Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSSF2011
3311Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3324Marcelo GoncalvesLPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR12011
3348Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuLGuillotineNo Gi Worlds82KG4F2011
3549Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 10x0Pan AmericanABS4F2012
3618Jake 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
4362Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4786Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvWorld Champ.82KG4F2013
5221Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0World Pro Trial82KGF2014
5299Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsPan AmericanABS4F2014
5368Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x2Pan American88KG4F2014
5692Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 6x2World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5810Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 8x2World Champ.88KGSF2014
5984Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLAdvNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
6022Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6831Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x0Pan American88KGSF2015
7356Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2015
7436Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2015
9281Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 4x2Pan American88KGSF2016
9339Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABS8F2016
9566Rodrigo ReisLPts: 6x0World Pro85KGR12016
9812Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsAtlanta BJJ Pro94KGF2016
9985Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2016
10030Pedro MouraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22016
10239Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 5x0NY NoGi OpenABSF2016
10424Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 6x0G. Slam NG LA92KGF2016
10619Dillon DanisDillon DanisLPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Ams83KGF2016
10915Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 0x0, PenNoGi WorldsABSF2016
13775Craig JonesCraig JonesLFlying triangleADCC88KG4F2017
14069Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5188KGSPF2017
14573Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2017
15056Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionContinental Pro85KGSF2018
15810Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 2x0NY Spring OpenABSF2018
16373Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGR12018
16384Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2018
16669Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro94KGF2018
18370Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2018
19268Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 4x2Pan American88KG4F2019
20253Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KGR12019
21340Jon BlankJon BlankLReferee DecisionADCC88KG4F2019
21601Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiLPointsEuropean NoGi91KGSF2019
21610Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideLPointsEuropean NoGiABSR12019
21798Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 13184KGSPF2019
1428Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWTriangleWorld Champ.82KGR12006
1513Fernando PieroFernando PieroWTriangleTeam NationalsO88KG4F2006
1542Frank UnoWTrianglePaulista FPJJABSN/A2007
1543Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvPaulista FPJJABSF2007
1544Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x0Paulista FPJJ82KGF2007
1587UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro82KG4F2007
1588Orlando ZanettiWTriangleBrasileiro82KGSF2007
1589Robert FonsecaWTriangleBrasileiro82KGF2007
1940Marcel AguilarWArmbarWorld Champ.88KGR12008
1946Eduardo SantoroEduardo SantoroWPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2008
2032Rodrigo BlazioWOmoplataBrasileiro CBJJE88KGF2008
2194Nilson RicardoWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGiABSF2009
2205Rafael dos AnjosWPointsADCC Trials77KG4F2009
2210Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesWPointsADCC Trials77KGSF2009
2211Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWTriangle armbarADCC Trials77KGF2009
2802Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWPointsWorld Pro Trial82KGNA2011
2803Vinícius CorralesWLapel chokeWorld Pro Trial82KGNA2011
3211Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWTriangleADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3212Raoni BarcelosRaoni BarcelosWHeel hookADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3213Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWHeel hookADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3214Junior CrivelariWArmbarADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3225Jorge BrittoWArmbarADCC77KGR12011
3304Marko HelenWArmbarADCCABSR12011
3307Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWReferee DecisionADCCABS4F2011
3453Tiago RochaTiago RochaWN/ABrasileiro NoGi79KGSF2011
3454Sandro VieiraWToe holdBrasileiro NoGi79KGF2011
3535Brent PrimusWPts: 11x0Pan AmericanABSR12012
3542Rodrigo 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
4866Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWArmbarBrasileiro CBJJE88KGNA2013
4880Abraão AmorimWTriangleMundial CBJJE88KG4F2013
4882Maurício PriscoWArmbarMundial CBJJE88KGSF2013
4884Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 8x0Mundial CBJJE88KGF2013
4954Thomas LoubersanesWPointsNoGi Pan American83KGF2013
4959AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWChokeNoGi Pan AmericanABSSF2013
5108Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWAdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2013
5229Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro TrialABSF2014
5278Gybson SaWPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABSR22014
5290James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5363Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWPointsPan American88KGR12014
5671Seth GarverWPts: 7x0World Champ.ABSR12014
5800Mario RossiWChokeWorld Champ.88KGRDS2014
5808Diego GamonalWPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2014
5871Stefano CorreaWAdvSP Open82KGSF2014
5876Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWTriangleSP Open NoGiABSSF2014
5877Vitor BonfimWAdvSP Open NoGiABSF2014
6019Inacio NetoInacio NetoWToe holdNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
6719Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWTrianglePan AmericanABSR22015
6824Kenneth PrimolaWChoke from backPan American88KG8F2015
6828Thiago SaThiago SaWChoke from backPan American88KG4F2015
6992Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoWPointsNY Spring Open88KGSF2015
7246Rafael RosendoWN/ABoca Raton Open88KGSF2015
7248Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 7x4Boca Raton Open88KGF2015
7267Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWArmbarBoston Spring Open88KGSF2015
7270Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWArmbarBoston Spring OpenABSSF2015
7271Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWKatagatameBoston Spring OpenABSF2015
7346Vinicius AgudoWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7430Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG8F2015
9064Robson GracieRobson GracieWArmbarUAEJJF NYC Pro85KGRR2016
9065Nathan MedelsohnWTriangleUAEJJF NYC Pro85KGRR2016
9275Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWChokePan American88KG8F2016
9278Thiago SaThiago SaWArmbarPan American88KG4F2016
9322Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPointsPan AmericanABSR12016
9424Louis ArmezzaniWN/ANY Spring Open88KGSF2016
9426Gregor GracieGregor GracieWTriangleNY Spring Open88KGF2016
9976Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 9x0World Champ.88KG8F2016
10234Gilvan GomesWArmbarNY NoGi Open79KGF2016
10236Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWN/ANY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10423William NymanWArmbarG. Slam NG LA92KGSF2016
10618Samir AbdolkaderWArm in guillotineNoGi Pan Ams83KGSF2016
10902Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPts: 6x2NoGi WorldsABS8F2016
10909Josh HingerJosh HingerWArm in guillotineNoGi WorldsABS4F2016
10914Jared DoppJared DoppWArmbarNoGi WorldsABSSF2016
11637N/AWReferee DecisionADCC SP Trials88KGR12017
11639N/AWPointsADCC SP Trials88KG4F2017
11641Kaynan D.WPts: 5x0ADCC SP Trials88KGSF2017
11642Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWPts: 2x0ADCC SP Trials88KGF2017
13768James BrascoJames BrascoWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGE12017
14447Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 4x4, PenKasai ProABSSPF2017
14568Kit DaleKit DaleWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
14572C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2017
15052Vinicius CanabarroWN/AContinental Pro85KG4F2018
15058Olivier Kee-SengWSubmissionContinental Pro85KGRPC2018
15802Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsNY Spring Open88KGF2018
15807Daniel KeaneWN/ANY Spring OpenABS4F2018
15809Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWN/ANY Spring OpenABSSF2018
16376DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, PenWorld Champ.88KGR12018
16668Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWChoke from backNY BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
18357Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWTriangleNoGi Worlds85KGR22018
18365Dan BorovicDan BorovicWPts: 7x2NoGi Worlds85KG4F2018
19145Dan BorovicDan BorovicWN/ACincinnati Open88KGSF2019
19146Josh MckinneyWCachecol chokeCincinnati Open88KGF2019
19261Dominique BellDominique BellWPts: 2x0Pan American88KG8F2019
19402DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10885KGSPF2019
19780Victor RodriguesWN/ANY Spring Open88KGSF2019
19782Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 0x0, AdvNY Spring Open88KGF2019
20926Jonavin WebbWPts: 7x0Kasai Pro 686KGSPF2019
21117Ashur DarmoWPointsNo Gi Pan Am.91KGSF2019
21118Todd MueckenheimWTriangleNo Gi Pan Am.91KGF2019
21332Keller SodhiWPts: 0x0, PenADCC88KGR12019
21599Sean CoatesWN/AEuropean NoGi91KG4F2019

Murilo Santana vs Vinicius Corrales

Murilo Santana vs Claudio Calasans

Murilo Santana vs Frank Unol

Murilo Santana vs Lucas Leite

 

 

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