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Murilo Santana

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Heel Hook Instructional by John Danaher

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
Heel hook
4
2
#224aba
Toe hold
4
2
#ff9124
Arm in guillotine
4
2
#bf1f6c
Katagatame
4
2
#22c9a5
Triangle armbar
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
    42 (70%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (12%)
  • 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
3851Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiroABSSF2012
3887Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSR22012
4045Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 6x2World Champ.82KGR22012
4052Clark GracieClark GracieLPointsWorld Champ.82KG8F2012
4232Clark GracieClark GracieLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds82KG4F2012
4265Kleber BuiuLPointsNoGi WorldsABS8F2012
4363Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4787Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvWorld Champ.82KG4F2013
5222Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0World Pro Trial82KGF2014
5300Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsPan AmericanABS4F2014
5369Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x2Pan American88KG4F2014
5694Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 6x2World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5812Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 8x2World Champ.88KGSF2014
5986Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLAdvNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
6024Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6832Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x0Pan American88KGSF2015
7358Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2015
7438Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2015
9294Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 4x2Pan American88KGSF2016
9352Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABS8F2016
9581Rodrigo ReisLPts: 6x0World Pro85KGR12016
9827Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsAtlanta BJJ Pro94KGF2016
10001Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2016
10046Pedro MouraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22016
10255Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 5x0NY NoGi OpenABSF2016
10440Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 6x0G. Slam NG LA92KGF2016
10635Dillon DanisDillon DanisLPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Ams83KGF2016
10932Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 0x0, PenNoGi WorldsABSF2016
13819Craig JonesCraig JonesLFlying triangleADCC88KG4F2017
14115Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5188KGSPF2017
14628Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2017
15121Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionContinental Pro85KGSF2018
15888Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 2x0NY Spring OpenABSF2018
16473Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2018
16767Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro94KGF2018
18515Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2018
19449Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 4x2Pan American88KG4F2019
20452Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KGR12019
21590Jon BlankJon BlankLReferee DecisionADCC88KG4F2019
21906Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiLPointsEuropean NoGi91KGSF2019
21915Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideLPointsEuropean NoGiABSR12019
22103Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 13184KGSPF2019
22563Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoLAdvNoGi Worlds91KG4F2019
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
3841Ken PrimolaWArmbarBrasileiro82KG4F2012
3843Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWArmbarBrasileiro82KGF2012
3873Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSR12012
4202Eduardo SarkissianWKneebarNacional Open88KGNA2012
4203Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWChokeNacional Open88KGNA2012
4204Rafael SilvaWArmbarNacional Open88KGNA2012
4257UnknownWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR12012
4867Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWArmbarBrasileiro CBJJE88KGNA2013
4881Abraão AmorimWTriangleMundial CBJJE88KG4F2013
4883Maurício PriscoWArmbarMundial CBJJE88KGSF2013
4885Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 8x0Mundial CBJJE88KGF2013
4955Thomas LoubersanesWPointsNoGi Pan American83KGF2013
4960AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWChokeNoGi Pan AmericanABSSF2013
5109Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWAdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2013
5230Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro TrialABSF2014
5279Gybson SaWPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABSR22014
5291James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5364Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWPointsPan American88KGR12014
5673Seth GarverWPts: 7x0World Champ.ABSR12014
5802Mario RossiWChokeWorld Champ.88KGRDS2014
5810Diego GamonalWPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2014
5873Stefano CorreaWAdvSP Open82KGSF2014
5878Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWTriangleSP Open NoGiABSSF2014
5879Vitor BonfimWAdvSP Open NoGiABSF2014
6021Inacio NetoInacio NetoWToe holdNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
6720Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWTrianglePan AmericanABSR22015
6825Kenneth PrimolaWChoke from backPan American88KG8F2015
6829Thiago SaThiago SaWChoke from backPan American88KG4F2015
6993Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoWPointsNY Spring Open88KGSF2015
7248Rafael RosendoWN/ABoca Raton Open88KGSF2015
7250Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 7x4Boca Raton Open88KGF2015
7269Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWArmbarBoston Spring Open88KGSF2015
7272Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWArmbarBoston Spring OpenABSSF2015
7273Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWKatagatameBoston Spring OpenABSF2015
7348Vinicius AgudoWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7432Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG8F2015
9076Robson GracieRobson GracieWArmbarUAEJJF NYC Pro85KGRR2016
9077Nathan MedelsohnWTriangleUAEJJF NYC Pro85KGRR2016
9288Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWChokePan American88KG8F2016
9291Thiago SaThiago SaWArmbarPan American88KG4F2016
9335Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPointsPan AmericanABSR12016
9439Louis ArmezzaniWN/ANY Spring Open88KGSF2016
9441Gregor GracieGregor GracieWTriangleNY Spring Open88KGF2016
9992Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 9x0World Champ.88KG8F2016
10250Gilvan GomesWArmbarNY NoGi Open79KGF2016
10252Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWN/ANY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10439William NymanWArmbarG. Slam NG LA92KGSF2016
10634Samir AbdolkaderWArm in guillotineNoGi Pan Ams83KGSF2016
10919Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPts: 6x2NoGi WorldsABS8F2016
10926Josh HingerJosh HingerWArm in guillotineNoGi WorldsABS4F2016
10931Jared DoppJared DoppWArmbarNoGi WorldsABSSF2016
11661N/AWReferee DecisionADCC SP Trials88KGR12017
11663N/AWPointsADCC SP Trials88KG4F2017
11665Kaynan D.WPts: 5x0ADCC SP Trials88KGSF2017
11666Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWPts: 2x0ADCC SP Trials88KGF2017
13812James BrascoJames BrascoWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGE12017
14502Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 4x4, PenKasai ProABSSPF2017
14623Kit DaleKit DaleWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
14627C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2017
15117Vinicius CanabarroWN/AContinental Pro85KG4F2018
15123Olivier Kee-SengWSubmissionContinental Pro85KGRPC2018
15880Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsNY Spring Open88KGF2018
15885Daniel KeaneWN/ANY Spring OpenABS4F2018
15887Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWN/ANY Spring OpenABSSF2018
16465DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, PenWorld Champ.88KGR12018
16766Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWChoke from backNY BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
18502Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWTriangleNoGi Worlds85KGR22018
18510Dan BorovicDan BorovicWPts: 7x2NoGi Worlds85KG4F2018
19318Dan BorovicDan BorovicWN/ACincinnati Open88KGSF2019
19319Josh MckinneyWCachecol chokeCincinnati Open88KGF2019
19442Dominique BellDominique BellWPts: 2x0Pan American88KG8F2019
19583DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10885KGSPF2019
19969Victor RodriguesWN/ANY Spring Open88KGSF2019
19971Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 0x0, AdvNY Spring Open88KGF2019
21151Jonavin WebbWPts: 7x0Kasai Pro 686KGSPF2019
21357Ashur DarmoWPointsNo Gi Pan Am.91KGSF2019
21358Todd MueckenheimWTriangleNo Gi Pan Am.91KGF2019
21582Keller SodhiWPts: 0x0, PenADCC88KGR12019
21903Sean CoatesWN/AEuropean NoGi91KG4F2019

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