Steve Bruno

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Steve Bruno
Born (1981-11-03) November 3, 1981 (age 33)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Other names Hollywood, Tenacious[1]
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Middleweight
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Coral Springs, Florida
Team American Top Team
Years active 2001–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 21
Wins 15
By knockout 6
By submission 7
By decision 2
Losses 6
By knockout 2
By decision 4
Notable relatives Mike Bruno, brother
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: August 7, 2011

Steve Bruno is an American mixed martial artist, who is perhaps best known for his three fight stint in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Bruno started his mixed martial arts career in May of 2001, when he faced Opie Barr at Rumble in Chula Vista 1. He won the fight via armbar submission.[2] Following this, Bruno would compile a professional record of 11–3 before signing with the UFC in mid-2008.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

With a record of 11–3, Bruno signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was expected to face Chad Reiner in his debut at UFC Fight Night 10 on June 12, 2007. However, Bruno was forced out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by Anthony Johnson.[3]

Bruno was then scheduled to face Chris Wilson at UFC 86 on July 5, 2008.[4] However, the fight would be postponed and instead took place at UFC 87 on August 9, 2008.[5] Bruno lost the fight via unanimous decision.[6]

Bruno was expected to face Luke Cummo at UFC: Fight for the Troops on December 10, 2008. However, Cummo was forced out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by Johnny Rees.[7] He won the bout via second round rear-naked choke.

In his third fight in the promotion, Bruno faced Matthew Riddle at UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens on February 7, 2009.[8] He lost the fight via unanimous decision, and was subsequently released from the promotion after dropping to 1–2.[9]

Post-UFC career[edit]

Fighting outside of the UFC, Bruno faced Clayton McKinney at AFL: Rumble on the Rock on September 25, 2009. He won the fight via D'arce choke.[10] He then faced Robert Thompson at MFA: New Generation 3 on September 18, 2010. He won the fight via submission (punches).[11]

Bruno moved to 3–0 since his UFC release, when he won a unanimous decision over Anderson Melo at Fight Time 10 on June 22, 2012.[12] In his latest fight, Bruno faced Keith Johnson at Fight Time 12 on November 2, 2012. He lost the fight via TKO, snapping his three fight winning streak.

Personal life[edit]

Before starting his mixed martial arts career, Bruno was a Naval Air Crewman and Rescue Swimmer in the United States Navy.[13]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 15–6 Keith Johnson TKO (punches) Fight Time 12 - Warriors Collide November 2, 2012 2 3:46 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 15–5 Anderson Melo Decision (unanimous) Fight Time 10 - It's Personal June 22, 2012 3 5:00 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 14–5 Robert Thompson Submission (punches) MFA - New Generation 3 September 18, 2010 2 3:48 Miami, Florida, United States
Win 13–5 Clayton McKinney Submission (D'arce choke) AFL - Rumble on the Rock September 25, 2009 2 1:33 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Loss 12–5 Matthew Riddle Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens February 7, 2009 3 5:00 Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 12–4 Johnny Rees Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC: Fight For The Troops December 10, 2008 2 3:44 Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
Loss 11–4 Chris Wilson Decision (unanimous) UFC 87 August 9, 2008 3 5:00 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Win 11–3 Lim Jae-Suk KO (punches) Spirit MC 11 - Invasion April 22, 2007 3 2:52 Seoul, South Korea
Win 10–3 Ho Jin Kim KO (punch) Spirit MC - Interleague 5 March 11, 2007 2 4:24 Seoul, South Korea
Win 9–3 Graydon Tannas Submission (rear-naked choke) MFC 11 - Gridiron February 3, 2007 1 1:15 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 8–3 Young Choi KO (punches) Spirit MC 9 - Welterweight GP Opening October 8, 2006 3 3:19 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 7–3 Bart Palaszewski KO (punch) IFL - Championship 2006 June 3, 2006 1 1:48 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 7–2 Landon Showalter Decision (unanimous) MFC - Boardwalk Blitz March 4, 2006 2 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 7–1 Jay Jack TKO (punches) Euphoria - USA vs. Japan November 5, 2005 1 4:02 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 6–1 Anthony Tolone TKO (punches) AFC 13 - Absolute Fighting Championships 13 July 30, 2005 1 3:51 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 5–1 Chris Schlesinger Decision (majority) RF 8 - Reality Fighting 8 April 2, 2005 2 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 4–1 Gino Astudillo TKO (punches) AFC 9 - Absolute Fighting Championships 9 July 31, 2004 1 0:40 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 3–1 Jorge Cuellar Submission (rear-naked choke) RM 3 - Reto Maximo 3 March 14, 2003 1 1:51 Tijuana, Mexico
Loss 2–1 Heath Sims Decision (unanimous) XP 2 - Xtreme Pankration 2 April 12, 2002 2 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 2–0 Jeff Gibson Submission (armbar) RICV 2 - Rumble in Chula Vista 2 July 21, 2001 N/A N/A San Diego, California, United States
Win 1–0 Opie Barr Submission (armbar) RICV 1 - Rumble in Chula Vista 1 May 19, 2001 N/A N/A San Diego, California, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Tenacious" Steve Bruno's Profile". mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "RICV 1: Rumble in Chula Vista 1 Card and Results". sherdog.com. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Anthony Johnson to Replace Steve Bruno at UFC Fight Night 10". mmajunkie.com. June 10, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Chris Wilson vs. Steve Bruno UFC 86 fight booked". mmamania.com. May 2, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Chris Wilson vs. Steve Bruno Moved To UFC 87". mmafrenzy.com. May 27, 2008. 
  6. ^ "UFC 87: "The Professor" Chris Wilson vs. "Hollywood" Steve Bruno". tapology.com. August 9, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Luke Cummo off UFN 16 card on Dec. 10 due to injury". fiveouncesofpain.com. October 5, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Matt Riddle vs Steve Bruno UFC Fight Night 17 bout possible Feb. 7". mmamania.com. January 4, 2009. 
  9. ^ "URDirt E “Quick Fix”: Steve Bruno latest to be released by the UFC". urdirt.com. February 16, 2009. 
  10. ^ "AFL: Rumble on the Rock Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. September 25, 2009. 
  11. ^ "MFA: New Generation 3 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. September 18, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Fight Time 10: Steve Bruno vs. Anderson Melo". tapology.com. June 22, 2012. 
  13. ^ "American Top Team: Steve Bruno's Profile". americantopteam.com. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 

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