Paul
Buentello
25-12-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 12 fights.
Record: 25-12-0
Summary: Quick and powerful puncher. A much-improved grappler.

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Headhunter
From: Amarillo, Texas USA
Age: 40
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 235 lb ( 106 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
285
46% Successful
132
Types of Successful Strikes
0
132
45% Standing
43% Clinch
11%
60
57
15
Striking Defense
51
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
2
50% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
2
1
Takedown Defense
23
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Cheick Kongo Mar 21, 2010
53 9 0 2 R3 Submission
Paul Buentello 3 0 0 0
Loss
Stefan Struve Dec 12, 2009
54 1 2 1 R3 Decision - Majority
Paul Buentello 37 0 0 0
Win
Paul Buentello
Affliction - Day of Reckoning
Jan 24, 2009
64 0 0 0 R3 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Kiril Sidelnikov 41 0 0 0
Win
Paul Buentello
Affliction - Banned
Jul 19, 2008
-- -- -- -- R3 Decision - Unanimous
Gary Goodridge -- -- -- --
Alistair Overeem
Strikeforce - Four Men Enter, One Man Survives
Nov 16, 2007
32 3 3 1 R2 Submission
Paul Buentello 3 0 0 0
Win
Paul Buentello
Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. Baroni
Jun 22, 2007
12 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Carter Williams 8 1 0 0
Win
Paul Buentello
Strikeforce - Triple Threat
Dec 8, 2006
41 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Ruben Villareal 57 0 0 0
Win
Paul Buentello
Strikeforce - Tank vs. Buentello
Oct 7, 2006
9 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Tank Abbott 4 0 0 0
Win
Paul Buentello Feb 4, 2006
49 1 1 1 R2 KO/TKO
Gilbert Aldana 28 0 0 0
Andrei Arlovski Oct 7, 2005
2 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Paul Buentello 1 0 0 0
Win
Paul Buentello
UFC 53: Heavy Hitters
Jun 4, 2005
20 0 1 1 R1 Submission
Kevin Jordan 18 0 0 0
Win
Paul Buentello Feb 5, 2005
22 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Justin Eilers 7 0 0 0

Biography

Training: I have been really focusing on cardio to get my body completely adjusted to the altitude. A typical day for me starts with 2-4 hours of ground drills, cardio drills, sparring and conditioning. After a much needed rest, food and supplements we head to lifetime fitness for more cardio, stretching, more cardio, swimming, a long hot sauna, and to top it off, more cardio.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I played football and baseball in high school and when that was over I wanted to stay active in sports. There was not really a lot going in my hometown so I took up training Tae Kwon Do. From there I did a few Toughman contests and did fairly well. In Amarillo, Texas in 1993 or 1994 I competed in what they called shootfights and I did those from about 1994 to about 1998 or 1999 before moving on to full MMA fights.
What ranks and titles have you held? USWF Heavyweight Champion. KOTC Heavyweight Champion.

Do you have any heroes?
My mom. She has always been very strong. While some people thought fighting was a crazy thing to do, my mom supported me and always encouraged me to push forward and do the best I could do. She attends all of my fights.

What is your favorite technique?
The right uppercut. It is my bread and butter.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
It’s good to be back home with a company that’s known around the world, and it looks like I’m gonna be here for a long time.

What was your job before you started fighting? Contracting.

Favorite grappling technique:
Front guillotine
 

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