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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

100 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    35 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    54 (54%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

54 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
31
17
#86e620
Triangle
24
13
#5AD3D1
Choke
7
4
#d1212a
Submission
6
3
#fad11b
Choke from back
6
3
#f58822
Katagatame
4
2
#224aba
Triangle armbar
4
2
#ff9124
Heel hook
4
2
#bf1f6c
Toe hold
4
2
#22c9a5
Arm in guillotine
4
2
#fad223
Omoplata
2
1
#03861f
Lapel choke
2
1
#039a1f
Kneebar
2
1
#03b41f
Cachecol choke
2
1
54
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
56 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    41 (73%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (4%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (7%)
  • 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
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
3245Kron GracieKron GracieLPts: 0x0, PenADCC77KG4F2011
3294Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSSF2011
3296Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3309Marcelo GoncalvesLPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR12011
3333Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuLGuillotineNo Gi Worlds82KG4F2011
3534Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 10x0Pan AmericanABS4F2012
3603Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLPts: 4x0Pan American82KGR22012
3835Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiroABSSF2012
3871Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSR22012
4029Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 6x2World Champ.82KGR22012
4036Clark GracieClark GracieLPointsWorld Champ.82KG8F2012
4216Clark GracieClark GracieLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds82KG4F2012
4249Kleber BuiuLPointsNoGi WorldsABS8F2012
4347Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4771Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvWorld Champ.82KG4F2013
5206Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0World Pro Trial82KGF2014
5284Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsPan AmericanABS4F2014
5353Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x2Pan American88KG4F2014
5677Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 6x2World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5795Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 8x2World Champ.88KGSF2014
5969Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLAdvNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
6007Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6809Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x0Pan American88KGSF2015
7334Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2015
7414Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2015
9260Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 4x2Pan American88KGSF2016
9318Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABS8F2016
9544Rodrigo ReisLPts: 6x0World Pro85KGR12016
9791Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsAtlanta BJJ Pro94KGF2016
9964Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2016
10009Pedro MouraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22016
10213Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 5x0NY NoGi OpenABSF2016
10398Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 6x0G. Slam NG LA92KGF2016
10593Dillon DanisDillon DanisLPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Ams83KGF2016
10889Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 0x0, PenNoGi WorldsABSF2016
13731Craig JonesCraig JonesLFlying triangleADCC88KG4F2017
14022Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5188KGSPF2017
14522Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2017
14991Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionContinental Pro85KGSF2018
15745Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 2x0NY Spring OpenABSF2018
16308Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGR12018
16319Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2018
16603Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro94KGF2018
18287Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2018
19174Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 4x2Pan American88KG4F2019
20148Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KGR12019
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
3196Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWTriangleADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3197Raoni BarcelosRaoni BarcelosWHeel hookADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3198Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWHeel hookADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3199Junior CrivelariWArmbarADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3210Jorge BrittoWArmbarADCC77KGR12011
3289Marko HelenWArmbarADCCABSR12011
3292Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWReferee DecisionADCCABS4F2011
3438Tiago RochaTiago RochaWN/ABrasileiro NoGi79KGSF2011
3439Sandro VieiraWToe holdBrasileiro NoGi79KGF2011
3520Brent PrimusWPts: 11x0Pan AmericanABSR12012
3527Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWArmbarPan AmericanABSR22012
3825Ken PrimolaWArmbarBrasileiro82KG4F2012
3827Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWArmbarBrasileiro82KGF2012
3857Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSR12012
4186Eduardo SarkissianWKneebarNacional Open88KGNA2012
4187Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWChokeNacional Open88KGNA2012
4188Rafael SilvaWArmbarNacional Open88KGNA2012
4241UnknownWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR12012
4851Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWArmbarBrasileiro CBJJE88KGNA2013
4865Abraão AmorimWTriangleMundial CBJJE88KG4F2013
4867Maurício PriscoWArmbarMundial CBJJE88KGSF2013
4869Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 8x0Mundial CBJJE88KGF2013
4939Thomas LoubersanesWPointsNoGi Pan American83KGF2013
4944AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWChokeNoGi Pan AmericanABSSF2013
5093Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWAdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2013
5214Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro TrialABSF2014
5263Gybson SaWPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABSR22014
5275James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5348Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWPointsPan American88KGR12014
5656Seth GarverWPts: 7x0World Champ.ABSR12014
5785Mario RossiWChokeWorld Champ.88KGRDS2014
5793Diego GamonalWPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2014
5856Stefano CorreaWAdvSP Open82KGSF2014
5861Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWTriangleSP Open NoGiABSSF2014
5862Vitor BonfimWAdvSP Open NoGiABSF2014
6004Inacio NetoInacio NetoWToe holdNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
6697Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWTrianglePan AmericanABSR22015
6802Kenneth PrimolaWChoke from backPan American88KG8F2015
6806Thiago SaThiago SaWChoke from backPan American88KG4F2015
6970Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoWPointsNY Spring Open88KGSF2015
7224Rafael RosendoWN/ABoca Raton Open88KGSF2015
7226Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 7x4Boca Raton Open88KGF2015
7245Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWArmbarBoston Spring Open88KGSF2015
7248Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWArmbarBoston Spring OpenABSSF2015
7249Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWKatagatameBoston Spring OpenABSF2015
7324Vinicius AgudoWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7408Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG8F2015
9043Robson GracieRobson GracieWArmbarUAEJJF NYC Pro85KGRR2016
9044Nathan MedelsohnWTriangleUAEJJF NYC Pro85KGRR2016
9254Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWChokePan American88KG8F2016
9257Thiago SaThiago SaWArmbarPan American88KG4F2016
9301Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPointsPan AmericanABSR12016
9403Louis ArmezzaniWN/ANY Spring Open88KGSF2016
9405Gregor GracieGregor GracieWTriangleNY Spring Open88KGF2016
9955Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 9x0World Champ.88KG8F2016
10208Gilvan GomesWArmbarNY NoGi Open79KGF2016
10210Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWN/ANY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10397William NymanWArmbarG. Slam NG LA92KGSF2016
10592Samir AbdolkaderWArm in guillotineNoGi Pan Ams83KGSF2016
10876Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPts: 6x2NoGi WorldsABS8F2016
10883Josh HingerJosh HingerWArm in guillotineNoGi WorldsABS4F2016
10888Jared DoppJared DoppWArmbarNoGi WorldsABSSF2016
11604UnknownWPointsADCC SP Trials88KG4F2017
11605Kaynan D.WPts: 5x0ADCC SP Trials88KGSF2017
11606Valdir AraujoWPts: 2x0ADCC SP Trials88KGF2017
13724James BrascoJames BrascoWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGE12017
14396Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 4x4, PenKasai ProABSSPF2017
14517Kit DaleKit DaleWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
14521C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2017
14987Vinicius CanabarroWN/AContinental Pro85KG4F2018
14993Olivier Kee-SengWSubmissionContinental Pro85KGRPC2018
15737Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsNY Spring Open88KGF2018
15742Daniel KeaneWN/ANY Spring OpenABS4F2018
15744Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWN/ANY Spring OpenABSSF2018
16311DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, PenWorld Champ.88KGR12018
16602Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWChoke from backNY BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
18274Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWTriangleNoGi Worlds85KGR22018
18282Dan BorovicDan BorovicWPts: 7x2NoGi Worlds85KG4F2018
19051Dan BorovicDan BorovicWN/ACincinnati Open88KGSF2019
19052Josh MckinneyWCachecol chokeCincinnati Open88KGF2019
19167Dominique BellDominique BellWPts: 2x0Pan American88KG8F2019
19680Victor RodriguesWN/ANY Spring Open88KGSF2019
19682Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 0x0, AdvNY Spring Open88KGF2019

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