November 3, 1981 |
Brooklyn, New York, United States
|Other names||Hollywood, Tenacious|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Fighting out of||Coral Springs, Florida|
|Team||American Top Team|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Notable relatives||Mike Bruno, brother|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Steve Bruno is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division. A professional competitor since 2001, Bruno has formerly competed for the UFC and the IFL.
Mixed martial arts career
Bruno started his mixed martial arts career in May 2001, when he faced Opie Barr at Rumble in Chula Vista 1. He won the fight via armbar submission. Following this, Bruno would compile a professional record of 11–3 before signing with the UFC in mid-2008.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
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.
Bruno was then scheduled to face Chris Wilson at UFC 86 on July 5, 2008. However, the fight would be postponed and instead took place at UFC 87 on August 9, 2008. Bruno lost the fight via unanimous decision.
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. 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. He lost the fight via unanimous decision, and was subsequently released from the promotion after dropping to 1–2.
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. He then faced Robert Thompson at MFA: New Generation 3 on September 18, 2010. He won the fight via submission (punches).
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. 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.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||15 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||15–6||Keith Johnson||TKO (punches)||Fight Time 12: Warriors Collide||November 2, 2012||2||3:46||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States||Catchweight of 174 lbs.|
|Win||15–5||Anderson Melo||Decision (unanimous)||Fight Time 10: It's Personal||June 22, 2012||3||5:00||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States||Catchweight of 175 lbs.|
|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|
- ""Tenacious" Steve Bruno's Profile". mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
- "RICV 1: Rumble in Chula Vista 1 Card and Results". sherdog.com. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
- "Anthony Johnson to Replace Steve Bruno at UFC Fight Night 10". mmajunkie.com. June 10, 2007.
- "Chris Wilson vs. Steve Bruno UFC 86 fight booked". mmamania.com. May 2, 2008.
- "Chris Wilson vs. Steve Bruno Moved To UFC 87". mmafrenzy.com. May 27, 2008.
- "UFC 87: "The Professor" Chris Wilson vs. "Hollywood" Steve Bruno". tapology.com. August 9, 2008.
- "Luke Cummo off UFN 16 card on Dec. 10 due to injury". fiveouncesofpain.com. October 5, 2008.
- "Matt Riddle vs Steve Bruno UFC Fight Night 17 bout possible Feb. 7". mmamania.com. January 4, 2009.
- "URDirt E "Quick Fix": Steve Bruno latest to be released by the UFC". urdirt.com. February 16, 2009.
- "AFL: Rumble on the Rock Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. September 25, 2009.
- "MFA: New Generation 3 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. September 18, 2010.
- "Fight Time 10: Steve Bruno vs. Anderson Melo". tapology.com. June 22, 2012.
- "American Top Team: Steve Bruno's Profile". americantopteam.com. Retrieved July 15, 2014.