Bruno Santos (born July 17, 1987) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently fighting in the Middleweight division of the World Series of Fighting now known as Professional Fighters League and is currently ranked as #1 contender for the belt.
Mixed martial arts career
Santos faced Danilo Pereira on August 29, 2009, at Win Fight & Entertainment 4 for the WFE Middleweight Championship, winning via unanimous decision.
Undefeated at 12–0, Santos made his Bellator debut against Giva Santana at Bellator 61 on March 16, 2012. Though a considerable underdog coming into the fight, Santos would win the fight via unanimous decision, remaining undefeated in the process.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Little over a year after his win over Giva Santana, Santos was signed by the UFC and made his debut against fellow newcomer Krzysztof Jotko on December 7, 2013, at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot. Santos lost the fight via unanimous decision.
World Series of Fighting
On July 29, 2017 Bruno Santos defeated Rex Harris (10-3) in a middleweight bout at “PFL: Everett,” the second event for the newly formed Professional Fighters League bringing his professional MMA record to 16-2.
Championships and accomplishments
- Win Fight & Entertainment
- WFE Middleweight Championship (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||16 wins||2 losses|
|Win||16–2||Rex Harrison||Decision (unanimous)||PFL: Everett (Harrison vs. Rodriquez)||July 29, 2017||3||5:00||Everett, Washington , United States|
|Win||15–2||Vagab Vagabov||Decision (split)||WSOF 34||December 31, 2016||3||5:00||New York City, New York, United States|
|Loss||14–2||Elias Theodorou||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine||October 4, 2014||3||5:00||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Win||14–1||Chris Camozzi||Decision (split)||UFC 175||July 5, 2014||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||13–1||Krzysztof Jotko||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot||December 7, 2013||3||5:00||Brisbane, Australia|
|Win||13–0||Giva Santana||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 61||March 16, 2012||3||5:00||Bossier City, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||12–0||Paulo Henrique Garcia Rodrigues||Decision (unanimous)||WFE 10 - Platinum||September 16, 2011||3||5:00||Salvador, Brazil|
|Win||11–0||Julio Cesar dos Santos||Decision (unanimous)||Bitetti Combat 9 - Middleweight Combat Cup||June 18, 2011||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||10–0||Vitor Nobrega||Decision (unanimous)||Bitetti Combat 9 - Middleweight Combat Cup||June 18, 2011||2||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||9–0||Angel Orellana||Decision (unanimous)||Bitetti Combat 9 - Middleweight Combat Cup||June 18, 2011||2||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||8–0||Daniel Acácio||Decision (unanimous)||WFE 8 - Platinum||December 15, 2010||5||5:00||Salvador, Brazil|
|Win||7–0||Cristiano Lazzarini||Decision (unanimous)||Brasil Fight 2 - Minas Gerais vs. Rio de Janeiro||August 14, 2010||3||5:00||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
|Win||6–0||Michele Verginelli||Decision (unanimous)||WFE - Win Fight and Entertainment 5||November 21, 2009||5||5:00||Salvador, Brazil|
|Win||5–0||Danilo Pereira||Decision (unanimous)||WFE - Win Fight and Entertainment 4||August 29, 2009||5||5:00||Salvador, Brazil||Won the WFE Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||4–0||Eder Jones||Decision (unanimous)||WFE - Win Fight and Entertainment 3||May 16, 2009||3||5:00||Salvador, Brazil|
|Win||3–0||Neilson Gomes||TKO (corner stoppage)||WFE - Win Fight and Entertainment 1||September 28, 2008||2||5:00||Salvador, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Edilberto de Oliveira||Decision (unanimous)||Prime - MMA Championship 2||March 8, 2008||3||5:00||Salvador, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Cristiano Nuno||Submission||Prime - MMA Championship||December 1, 2007||2||Salvador, Brazil|
- "Win Fight & Entertainment 4 Results". Sherdog.com. August 29, 2009.
- "Bruno Santos vs. Giva Santana". tapology.com. March 16, 2012.
- "Bellator 61: Falcao Vs. Paraisy Live Results And Play By Play". bloodyelbow.com. March 16, 2012.
- "Brian Rogers vs. Bruno Santos". tapology.com. April 20, 2012.
- "Krzysztof Jotko vs. Bruno Santos set for UFC Fight Night 33". bloodyelbow.com. October 7, 2013.
- "UFC Fight Night 33 results: Krzysztof Jotko outworks Bruno Santos to win debut". mmajunkie.com. December 6, 2013.
- "Chris Camozzi vs. Bruno Santos booked for UFC 175 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. April 24, 2014.
- "UFC Fight Night 54 adds six bouts, including Theodorou-Santos". mmajunkie.com. August 14, 2014.
- VAGABOV, VAGAB. "VAGAB VAGABOV Record from Sherdog". Archived from the original on
- "Win Fight & Entertainment 4 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. August 29, 2009.