Height: 6'1" (186cm)
Weight: 185 lbs
Camp: Brazilian Top Team
Murilo Bustamante (born July 30, 1966 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter. He is one of the founders of the Brazilian Top Team and its current leader.
In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, he has won The World Championships in 1999 and has won the Brazilian Championship 4 times. He was the reigning and undisputed middleweight champion of the UFC after defeating Dave Menne at UFC 35. He made one title defense, defeating Matt Lindland, before leaving the UFC due to financial reasons and signing with PRIDE in 2003.
He was a finalist of the PRIDE Welterweight Tournament 2005 on December 31, 2005, after defeating Ikuhisa Minowa and Masanori Suda respectively to enter the finals against Dan Henderson. However in the finals Busta dropped an extremely close split decision to Henderson.
Murilo dedicates his time to teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission Grappling and MMA to his students for all levels at Brazilian Top Team training camps, as well as seminars all over the world.