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An Interview with Murilo Bustamante
Photography by Bas Uterwijk
Murilo Bustamante (Rio de Janeiro, 1966) is one of the most decorated competitors and masters of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As a core member of the Carlson Gracie Team, Bustamante won many titles in the sport – among which the world championships in 1999, and four Brazilian National championships. Together with Fabio Gurgel and Wallid Ismail, Bustamante was one of three BJJ stylists to successfully defend their art in the legendary bare knuckle challenge fight Desafio Jiu-Jitsu vs. Luta Livre (1991). Bustamante fought luta livre champion Marcelo Mendes, winning by technical knock out after his opponent fell out of the ring and was unable to continue.