This fighter is currently serving a suspension by an ABC-recognized athletic commission (OPBC, Oklahoma)
Pro Record: 32-16-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: American Kickboxing Academy
Age: 40
Sex: Male
Height: 6 Feet. 3 Inch(es).
Weight: 245 lbs.
Out of: San Jose, TX
Born: Amarillo, TX

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Paul Buentello's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
03/21/2014 Loss Myron Dennis Legacy Fighting Championship 29 Decision Split Decision 5 Title Fight
08/23/2013 Win James McSweeney Legacy Fighting Championship 22 TKO/RSC 2 2:44
NSF 12/08/2012 Win Mike Cook International Fighting Championship 29 KO Strike 2 2:08
03/31/2012 Loss Darrill Schoonover Worldwide MMA USA Decision Unanimous Decision 3
08/20/2011 Loss Cole Konrad Bellator Fighting Championships 48 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 12/11/2010 Win Kerry Schall Nemesis Fighting: MMA Global Invasion Decision Unanimous Decision 3
08/14/2010 Loss Tim Sylvia War On The Mainland KO 2 4:57 Title Fight
05/22/2010 Win Bryan Humes Shark Fight 5/22/10 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
03/21/2010 Loss Cheick Kongo UFC Live on Versus: Vera vs Jones Submission Strikes 3 1:16
12/12/2009 Loss Stefan Struve UFC 107: Penn vs Sanchez Decision Majority Decision 3
01/24/2009 Win Kiril Sidellnikov Affliction 2: Day of Reckoning TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 3 4:13
07/19/2008 Win Gary Goodridge Affliction: Banned Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 11/16/2007 Loss Alistair Overeem Strikeforce: Tournament Series Submission Strikes 2 3:42
NSF 06/22/2007 Win Carter Williams Strikeforce: Shamrock vs Baroni KO Strike 2 0:10
12/08/2006 Win Ruben Villareal Strikeforce 4: Triple Threat KO 2 3:57
10/07/2006 Win Tank Abbott Strikeforce 3: Tank vs. Buentello KO 1 0:23
02/04/2006 Win Gilbert Aldana UFC 57: Liddell vs Couture 3 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 2:27
NSF 10/07/2005 Loss Andrei Arlovski UFC 55: Fury KO 1 Title Fight
06/04/2005 Win Kevin Jordan UFC 53: Heavy Hitters Submission Guillotine Choke 1
02/05/2005 Win Justin Eilers UFC 51: Super Saturday TKO/RSC 1 2:34
NSF 11/14/2004 Win Bo Cantrell King of the Cage 44: Revenge TKO/RSC 1
NSF 12/28/2003 Win Lloyd Marshbanks XXXtreme Impact 1 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 1 2:57
NSF 11/02/2003 Win Bobby Hoffman King of the Cage 30: The Pinnacle Submission Verbal Submission 2
NSF 10/10/2003 Win Andy Montana Rumble On The Rock 4 KO Kick to the Head 1 2:50
NSF 08/10/2003 Loss Bobby Hoffman King of the Cage 27: Aftermath Decision Split Decision 3
11/01/2002 Win Mike Kyle King of the Cage 18: Sudden Impact TKO/RSC 2 1:24
NSF 06/19/2002 Win Roger Neff King of the Cage 14: 5150 KO Kick 1 3:04
NSF 09/15/2001 Win Jimmy Westfall International Fighting Alliance: Return of the Warriors TKO/RSC
NSF 08/31/2001 Win Gary Marshall International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 15 Submission Strikes 1 4:53
NSF 06/15/2001 Loss Nate Schroeder International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 13 Submission Heel Hook 1 4:10
NSF 04/11/2001 Loss Sam Sotelo International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 12 Submission Strikes 3 3:22
NSF 02/24/2001 Loss Ricco Rodriguez King of the Cage 7: Wet and Wild Submission Knee Bar 2
NSF 06/14/2000 Win Larry Parker International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 8 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 5:06
NSF 05/03/2000 Win Jason Godsey International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 7 Submission Punches 1 5:56
NSF 05/03/2000 Win Rocky Batastini International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 7 Submission Arm bar 1 3:47
NSF 05/03/2000 Loss Gan McGee International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 7 Submission Strikes 1 2:44
NSF 12/04/1999 Win Jimmy Westfall Amarillo Shootfighting TKO/RSC Corner Threw in the Towel 1 0:59
NSF 11/20/1999 Win Gilbert Duran World Class Shootfighting Submission Strikes 0 0:00
NSF 11/20/1999 Win Denny Mathias World Class Shootfighting Submission Strikes 0 0:00
NSF 05/15/1999 Loss Todd Broadaway Extreme Challenge 24 TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from a Cut 1 6:00
NSF 06/20/1998 Win Dustin Heronemus Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 9 Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 0:21
NSF 06/20/1998 Win Shane Saavedra Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 9 TKO/RSC 1 2:15
NSF 06/20/1998 Win Larry Parker Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 9 KO Knee 1 0:30
NSF 08/16/1997 Loss Daniel Severn Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 6 Submission Headlock 1 2:55
NSF 04/12/1997 Win Derek McGill Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 4 Submission Choke 1 6:00
NSF 04/12/1997 Win David David Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 4 Submission Choke 1 7:35
NSF 04/12/1997 Loss Evan Tanner Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 4 Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 2:20
NSF 11/02/1996 Win James Stone Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 2 KO Knee 0 0:00
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest


Fighter Bio

Paul Anthony "The Headhunter" Buentello (born January 16, 1974 in Amarillo, Texas) is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter.

Paul grew up in Amarillo, Texas and went to school with another well known UFC fighter named Evan Tanner. Paul received the nickname "The Headhunter" due to his propensity, in his early years of martial arts training, to kick for the head of his opponent.

In his debut in the UFC, he had an impressive win over Justin Eilers with a KO in 3:34 of the first round for his debut fight in UFC 51: Super Saturday on February 2, 2005. His next fight was against UFC veteran Kevin "The Shaman" Jordan on UFC 53: Heavy Hitters on June 4, 2005 where Buentello won with a guillotine choke submission at 4:00 of the first round. He lost a title shot against UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski at UFC 55: Fury on October 7, 2005. Following his loss to Arlovski, he faced off against Gilbert Aldana at UFC 57 where he won via TKO (strikes).

Buentello won his first two fights for the Strikeforce promotion. He defeated David "Tank" Abbott via KO in only 43 seconds. Most recently, he scored a Round 2 victory by stoppage over Ruben Villareal.

On the website mma.tv Buentello has stated that he is interested in fighting the famous and notorious bare knuckler boxer Kimbo Slice. Buentello has said that he has talked to Kimbo's management and a possible matchup between the two according to Buentello is "60% likely to occur, 40% unlikely to occur".

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