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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* / 2022)
  • 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

121 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    45 (37%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    62 (51%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    3 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

62 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
31
19
#86e620
Triangle
27
17
#5AD3D1
Choke
6
4
#d1212a
Choke from back
6
4
#fad11b
Submission
5
3
#f58822
Katagatame
3
2
#224aba
Triangle armbar
3
2
#ff9124
Heel hook
3
2
#bf1f6c
Toe hold
3
2
#22c9a5
Arm in guillotine
3
2
#fad223
Omoplata
2
1
#03861f
Lapel choke
2
1
#039a1f
Kneebar
2
1
#03b41f
Cachecol choke
2
1
#03c61f
Crucifix choke
2
1
62
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
68 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    45 (66%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (4%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    3 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Guillotine
67
2
#86e620
Flying triangle
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Murilo Santana Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1257Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 6x0World Cup82KG4F2005
1433Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG4F2006
1888Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABSSF2008
1954Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLN/AWorld Champ.88KGSF2008
2246Gregor GracieGregor GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12009
2399Gustavo JunqueiraLPointsFull FightABSSPF2009
2423Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2009
2615Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPointsNo Gi Worlds86KGSF2010
2625JT TorresJT TorresLPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR12010
2693Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 8x2World Champ.82KG4F2010
2705Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2010
3265Kron GracieKron GracieLPts: 0x0, PenADCC77KG4F2011
3316Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSSF2011
3318Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3331Marcelo GoncalvesLPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR12011
3355Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuLGuillotineNo Gi Worlds82KG4F2011
3556Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 10x0Pan AmericanABS4F2012
3625Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLPts: 4x0Pan American82KGR22012
3856Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiroABSSF2012
3892Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSR22012
4050Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 6x2World Champ.82KGR22012
4057Clark GracieClark GracieLPointsWorld Champ.82KG8F2012
4237Clark GracieClark GracieLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds82KG4F2012
4270Kleber BuiuLPointsNoGi WorldsABS8F2012
4370Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4797Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvWorld Champ.82KG4F2013
5236Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0World Pro Trial82KGF2014
5320Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsPan AmericanABS4F2014
5389Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x2Pan American88KG4F2014
5717Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 6x2World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5835Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 8x2World Champ.88KGSF2014
6009Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLAdvNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
6047Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6861Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x0Pan American88KGSF2015
7387Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2015
7467Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2015
9325Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 4x2Pan American88KGSF2016
9383Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABS8F2016
9614Rodrigo ReisLPts: 6x0World Pro85KGR12016
9861Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsAtlanta BJJ Pro94KGF2016
10035Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2016
10080Pedro MouraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22016
10289Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 5x0NY NoGi OpenABSF2016
10474Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 6x0G. Slam NG LA92KGF2016
10669Dillon DanisDillon DanisLPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Ams83KGF2016
10967Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 0x0, PenNoGi WorldsABSF2016
13884Craig JonesCraig JonesLFlying triangleADCC88KG4F2017
14187Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsLReferee DecisionF2W 5188KGSPF2017
14701Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2017
15211Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionContinental Pro85KGSF2018
15978Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 2x0NY Spring OpenABSF2018
16565Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2018
16863Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro94KGF2018
18656Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2018
19628Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 4x2Pan American88KG4F2019
20653Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KGR12019
21835Jon BlankJon BlankLReferee DecisionADCC88KG4F2019
22161Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiLPointsEuropean NoGi91KGSF2019
22170Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideLPointsEuropean NoGiABSR12019
22391Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionF2W 13184KGSPF2019
22870Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoLAdvNoGi Worlds91KG4F2019
24078Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 8x0Pan AmericanABSSF2020
27573Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KG4F2021
29010Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLReferee DecisionJJ CON94KGF2021
29507Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KG4F2021
30253Vinicius ReisLReferee DecisionADCC BR2 Trials88KGR32022
31600Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0Pan American88KGR12022
32094Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniLGuillotineBrasileiro88KGSF2022
32858Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG8F2022
1430Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWTriangleWorld Champ.82KGR12006
1515Fernando PieroFernando PieroWTriangleTeam NationalsO88KG4F2006
1544Frank UnoWTrianglePaulista FPJJABSN/A2007
1545Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvPaulista FPJJABSF2007
1546Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x0Paulista FPJJ82KGF2007
1589UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro82KG4F2007
1590Orlando ZanettiWTriangleBrasileiro82KGSF2007
1591Robert FonsecaWTriangleBrasileiro82KGF2007
1946Marcel AguilarWArmbarWorld Champ.88KGR12008
1952Eduardo SantoroEduardo SantoroWPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2008
2038Rodrigo BlazioWOmoplataBrasileiro CBJJE88KGF2008
2200Nilson RicardoWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGiABSF2009
2211Rafael dos AnjosWPointsADCC Trials77KG4F2009
2216Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesWPointsADCC Trials77KGSF2009
2217Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWTriangle armbarADCC Trials77KGF2009
2807Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWPointsWorld Pro Trial82KGNA2011
2808Vinícius CorralesWLapel chokeWorld Pro Trial82KGNA2011
3216Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWTriangleADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3217Raoni BarcelosRaoni BarcelosWHeel hookADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3218Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWHeel hookADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3219Junior CrivelariWArmbarADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3230Jorge BrittoWArmbarADCC77KGR12011
3311Marko HelenWArmbarADCCABSR12011
3314Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWReferee DecisionADCCABS4F2011
3460Tiago RochaTiago RochaWN/ABrasileiro NoGi79KGSF2011
3461Sandro VieiraWToe holdBrasileiro NoGi79KGF2011
3542Brent PrimusWPts: 11x0Pan AmericanABSR12012
3549Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWArmbarPan AmericanABSR22012
3846Ken PrimolaWArmbarBrasileiro82KG4F2012
3848Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWArmbarBrasileiro82KGF2012
3878Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSR12012
4207Eduardo SarkissianWKneebarNacional Open88KGNA2012
4208Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWChokeNacional Open88KGNA2012
4209Rafael SilvaWArmbarNacional Open88KGNA2012
4262UnknownWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR12012
4877Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWArmbarBrasileiro CBJJE88KGNA2013
4891Abraão AmorimWTriangleMundial CBJJE88KG4F2013
4893Maurício PriscoWArmbarMundial CBJJE88KGSF2013
4895Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 8x0Mundial CBJJE88KGF2013
4967Thomas LoubersanesWPointsNoGi Pan Am.83KGF2013
4972AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWChokeNoGi Pan Am.ABSSF2013
5123Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWAdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2013
5244Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro TrialABSF2014
5299Gybson SaWPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABSR22014
5311James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5384Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWPointsPan American88KGR12014
5696Seth GarverWPts: 7x0World Champ.ABSR12014
5825Mario RossiWChokeWorld Champ.88KGRDS2014
5833Diego GamonalWPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2014
5896Stefano CorreaWAdvSP Open82KGSF2014
5901Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWTriangleSP Open NoGiABSSF2014
5902Vitor BonfimWAdvSP Open NoGiABSF2014
6044Inacio NetoInacio NetoWToe holdNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
6749Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWTrianglePan AmericanABSR22015
6854Kenneth PrimolaWChoke from backPan American88KG8F2015
6858Thiago SaThiago SaWChoke from backPan American88KG4F2015
7022Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoWPointsNY Spring Open88KGSF2015
7277Rafael RosendoWN/ABoca Raton Open88KGSF2015
7279Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 7x4Boca Raton Open88KGF2015
7298Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWArmbarBoston Spring Open88KGSF2015
7301Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWArmbarBoston Spring OpenABSSF2015
7302Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWKatagatameBoston Spring OpenABSF2015
7377Vinicius AgudoWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7461Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG8F2015
9106Robson GracieRobson GracieWArmbarUAEJJF NYC Pro85KGRR2016
9107Nathan MedelsohnWTriangleUAEJJF NYC Pro85KGRR2016
9319Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWChokePan American88KG8F2016
9322Thiago SaThiago SaWArmbarPan American88KG4F2016
9366Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPointsPan AmericanABSR12016
9472Louis ArmezzaniWN/ANY Spring Open88KGSF2016
9474Gregor GracieGregor GracieWTriangleNY Spring Open88KGF2016
10026Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 9x0World Champ.88KG8F2016
10284Gilvan GomesWArmbarNY NoGi Open79KGF2016
10286Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWN/ANY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10473William NymanWArmbarG. Slam NG LA92KGSF2016
10668Samir AbdolkaderWArm in guillotineNoGi Pan Ams83KGSF2016
10954Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPts: 6x2NoGi WorldsABS8F2016
10961Josh HingerJosh HingerWArm in guillotineNoGi WorldsABS4F2016
10966Jared DoppJared DoppWArmbarNoGi WorldsABSSF2016
11711N/AWReferee DecisionADCC SP Trials88KGR12017
11713N/AWPointsADCC SP Trials88KG4F2017
11715Kaynan D.WPts: 5x0ADCC SP Trials88KGSF2017
11716Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWPts: 2x0ADCC SP Trials88KGF2017
13877James BrascoJames BrascoWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGE12017
14574Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 4x4, PenKasai ProABSSPF2017
14696Kit DaleKit DaleWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
14700C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2017
15207Vinicius CanabarroWN/AContinental Pro85KG4F2018
15213Olivier Kee-SengWSubmissionContinental Pro85KGRPC2018
15970Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsNY Spring Open88KGF2018
15975Daniel KeaneWN/ANY Spring OpenABS4F2018
15977Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWN/ANY Spring OpenABSSF2018
16557DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, PenWorld Champ.88KGR12018
16862Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWChoke from backNY BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
18643Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWTriangleNoGi Worlds85KGR22018
18651Dan BorovicDan BorovicWPts: 7x2NoGi Worlds85KG4F2018
19495Dan BorovicDan BorovicWN/ACincinnati Open88KGSF2019
19496Josh MckinneyWCachecol chokeCincinnati Open88KGF2019
19621Dominique BellDominique BellWPts: 2x0Pan American88KG8F2019
19765DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWReferee DecisionF2W 10885KGSPF2019
20161Victor RodriguesWN/ANY Spring Open88KGSF2019
20163Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 0x0, AdvNY Spring Open88KGF2019
21376Jonavin WebbWPts: 7x0Kasai Pro 686KGSPF2019
21586Ashur DarmoWPointsNo Gi Pan Am.91KGSF2019
21587Todd MueckenheimWTriangleNo Gi Pan Am.91KGF2019
21827Keller SodhiWPts: 0x0, PenADCC88KGR12019
22158Sean CoatesWN/AEuropean NoGi91KG4F2019
24063M. SilvaWTrianglePan AmericanABSR12020
24068Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieWCrucifix chokePan AmericanABS8F2020
24075Stuart MaddoxWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS4F2020
27567Marlon TanakaWTrianglePan American88KG8F2021
27812Joao CizeskiJoao CizeskiWTriangleAtlanta SMOP88KGSF2021
27813Joseph WatsonWArmbarAtlanta SMOP88KGF2021
29005Xavier SilvaWN/AJJ CON94KG4F2021
29008Marlon TanakaWN/AJJ CON94KGSF2021
29491Alex MunisAlex MunisWPts: 5x2World Champ.88KGR12021
29498Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG8F2021
30223Gabriel HipolitoWPts: 2x0ADCC BR2 Trials88KGR22022
31160Rehan MuttalibWArmbarCharleston Open88KGSF2022
32093Reyson LimaWPts: 8x0Brasileiro88KG4F2022
32851Alexandre RochaWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KGR12022

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