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|Pro Record:||31-15-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)|
|Team:||American Kickboxing Academy|
|Height:||6 Feet. 3 Inch(es).|
|Out of:||San Jose, TX|
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|:||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|
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".