Photo of Paul Buentello
Team American Kickboxing Academy
Age 45
Gender Male
Height 6' 3"
Weight Class Heavyweight

Paul Buentello is a MMA fighter with a professional fight record of 36 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 36-17-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 19 years, 8 months, 13 days
Rounds Fought 83.6
Avg. Fights/Year 2.7
Longest Layoff 1 year, 6 months, 12 days
Quickest Turnaround 1 week, 6 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 22 10 4
Losses 4 8 5
Finish Rate 88.9%
Finished Rate 70.6%
Win by Decision Rate 11.1%
Loss by Decision Rate 29.4%
Win by KO Rate 61.1%
Loss by KO Rate 23.5%
Win by SUB Rate 27.8%
Loss by SUB Rate 47.1%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

1 Loss

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:00
Fastest KO -
Fastest SUB 00:21
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.4
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 07:10
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 1.9
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 09:24
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
NSF 07/15/2016 L
(36-16-0)
Denis Goltsov
(17-4-0)
HW KO
Absolute Championship Berkut 41
1 3:08
NSF 05/24/2016 W
(35-16-0)
Eric Prindle
(10-7-0)
KO
Abu Dhabi Warriors Fighting Championship 4
1 0:00
NSF 10/03/2015 W
(34-16-0)
Thierry Sokoudjou
(15-11-0)
KO (Strike)
Abu Dhabi Warriors Fighting Championship 3
3 3:12
Official MMA Fight Results 03/21/2014 L
(34-15-0)
Myron Dennis
(9-3-0)
LHW
(204.0 vs. 204.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
Legacy Fighting Championship 29
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 08/23/2013 W
(33-15-0)
James McSweeney
(11-10-0)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 206.0)
TKO/RSC
Legacy Fighting Championship 22
2 2:44
NSF 05/30/2013 W
(32-15-0)
Igor Kostin
(6-0-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Star Fight-15
3 5:00
NSF 12/08/2012 W
(31-15-0)
Mike Cook
(11-11-0)
KO (Strike)
International Fighting Championship 29
2 2:08
NSF 10/12/2012 W
(30-15-0)
Igor Kostin
(0-0-0)
KO
Vologda Fight Festival
3 3:59
Official MMA Fight Results 03/31/2012 L
(30-14-0)
Darrill Schoonover
(11-5-0)
HW
(260.0 vs. 247.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Worldwide MMA USA
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 08/20/2011 L
(30-13-0)
Cole Konrad
(7-0-0)
HW
(255.2 vs. 264.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator Fighting Championships 48
3 5:00
NSF 12/11/2010 W
(29-13-0)
Kerry Schall
(23-11-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Nemesis Fighting: MMA Global Invasion
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 08/14/2010 L
(29-12-0)
Tim Sylvia
(26-6-0)
SHW
(251.6 vs. 274.4)
KO
War On The Mainland
2 4:57
Official MMA Fight Results 05/22/2010 W
(28-12-0)
Bryan Humes
(6-0-0)
HW
(250.0 vs. 265.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Shark Fight 5/22/10
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/21/2010 L
(28-11-0)
Cheick Kongo
(14-6-1)
HW
(246.0 vs. 237.0)
Submission (Strikes)
UFC Live on Versus: Vera vs Jones
3 1:16
Official MMA Fight Results 12/12/2009 L
(28-10-0)
Stefan Struve
(17-3-0)
HW Decision (Majority Decision)
UFC 107: Penn vs Sanchez
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/24/2009 W
(27-10-0)
Kiril Sidellnikov
(6-2-0)
SHW
(244.0 vs. 229.5)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Affliction 2: Day of Reckoning
3 4:13
Official MMA Fight Results 07/19/2008 W
(26-10-0)
Gary Goodridge
(23-17-1)
HW
(237.0 vs. 253.7)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Affliction: Banned
3 5:00
NSF 11/16/2007 L
(26-9-0)
Alistair Overeem
(25-11-0)
HW
(250.0 vs. 224.0)
Submission (Strikes)
Strikeforce: Tournament Series
2 3:42
NSF 06/22/2007 W
(25-9-0)
Carter Williams
(3-1-0)
HW
(250.5 vs. 265.5)
KO (Strike)
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs Baroni
2 0:10
Official MMA Fight Results 12/08/2006 W
(24-9-0)
Ruben Villareal
(11-10-3)
HW
(255.5 vs. 255.5)
KO
Strikeforce 4: Triple Threat
2 3:57
Official MMA Fight Results 10/07/2006 W
(23-9-0)
Tank Abbott
(9-11-0)
HW
(261.0 vs. 251.0)
KO
Strikeforce 3: Tank vs. Buentello
1 0:23
Official MMA Fight Results 02/04/2006 W
(22-9-0)
Gilbert Aldana
(5-0-0)
HW
(254.0 vs. 257.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 57: Liddell vs Couture 3
2 2:27
NSF 10/07/2005 L
(22-8-0)
Andrei Arlovski
(9-3-0)
HW KO
UFC 55: Fury
1 0:15
Official MMA Fight Results 06/04/2005 W
(21-8-0)
Kevin Jordan
(7-2-0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
UFC 53: Heavy Hitters
1 4:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/05/2005 W
(20-8-0)
Justin Eilers
(9-2-1)
HW
(247.0 vs. 225.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 51: Super Saturday
1 2:34
NSF 11/14/2004 W
(19-8-0)
Bo Cantrell
(4-3-0)
TKO/RSC
King of the Cage 44: Revenge
1 0:45
NSF 12/28/2003 W
(18-8-0)
Lloyd Marshbanks
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
XXXtreme Impact 1
1 2:57
NSF 11/02/2003 W
(17-8-0)
Bobby Hoffman
(30-4-1)
Submission (Verbal Submission)
King of the Cage 30: The Pinnacle
2 5:00
NSF 10/10/2003 W
(16-8-0)
Andy Montana
(11-2-0)
KO (Kick to the Head)
Rumble On The Rock 4
1 2:50
NSF 08/10/2003 L
(16-7-0)
Bobby Hoffman
(29-4-1)
Decision (Split Decision)
King of the Cage 27: Aftermath
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/01/2002 W
(15-7-0)
Mike Kyle
(1-1-0)
HW
(243.0 vs. 240.5)
TKO/RSC
King of the Cage 18: Sudden Impact
2 1:24
NSF 06/19/2002 W
(14-7-0)
Roger Neff
(7-3-0)
KO (Kick)
King of the Cage 14: 5150
1 3:04
NSF 09/15/2001 W
(13-7-0)
Jimmy Westfall
(0-2-1)
TKO/RSC
International Fighting Alliance: Return of the Warriors
NSF 08/31/2001 W
(12-7-0)
Gary Marshall
(1-1-0)
Submission (Strikes)
International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 15
1 4:53
NSF 06/15/2001 L
(12-6-0)
Nate Schroeder
(10-6-0)
Submission (Heel Hook)
International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 13
1 4:10
NSF 04/11/2001 L
(12-5-0)
Sam Sotelo
(0-0-0)
Submission (Strikes)
International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 12
3 3:22
NSF 02/24/2001 L
(12-4-0)
Ricco Rodriguez
(8-1-0)
Submission (Knee Bar)
King of the Cage 7: Wet and Wild
2 5:00
NSF 06/14/2000 W
(11-4-0)
Larry Parker
(10-4-1)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 8
1 5:06
NSF 05/03/2000 W
(9-3-0)
Jason Godsey
(11-11-0)
Submission (Punches)
International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 7
1 5:56
NSF 05/03/2000 W
(9-3-0)
Rocky Batastini
(4-3-0)
Submission (Arm bar)
International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 7
1 3:47
NSF 05/03/2000 L
(9-3-0)
Gan McGee
(3-0-0)
Submission (Strikes)
International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 7
1 2:44
NSF 12/04/1999 W
(8-3-0)
Jimmy Westfall
(0-1-1)
TKO/RSC (Corner Threw in the Towel)
Amarillo Shootfighting
1 0:59
NSF 11/20/1999 W
(6-3-0)
Gilbert Duran
(1-3-0)
Submission (Strikes)
World Class Shootfighting
3 0:00
NSF 11/20/1999 W
(6-3-0)
Denny Mathias
(0-0-0)
Submission (Strikes)
World Class Shootfighting
3 0:00
NSF 05/15/1999 L
(6-2-0)
Todd Broadaway
(2-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage from a Cut)
Extreme Challenge 24
1 6:00
NSF 06/20/1998 W
(3-2-0)
Dustin Heronemus
(0-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 9
1 0:21
NSF 06/20/1998 W
(3-2-0)
Shane Saavedra
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC
Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 9
1 2:15
NSF 06/20/1998 W
(3-2-0)
Larry Parker
(1-0-0)
KO (Knee)
Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 9
1 0:30
NSF 08/16/1997 L
(3-1-0)
Daniel Severn
(17-3-1)
Submission
Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 6
1 2:55
NSF 04/12/1997 W
(1-0-0)
Derek McGill
(0-0-0)
Submission (Choke)
Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 4
1 6:00
NSF 04/12/1997 W
(1-0-0)
David David
(0-0-0)
Submission (Choke)
Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 4
1 7:35
NSF 04/12/1997 L
(1-0-0)
Evan Tanner
(0-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 4
1 2:20
NSF 11/02/1996 W
(0-0-0)
James Stone
(0-1-0)
KO (Knee)
Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 2
3 0:00
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class