Tony DeSouza

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Tony De Souza
BornAntun Nicolas De Souza [1]
(1974-07-26) July 26, 1974 (age 45)
Lima, Peru
Other namesPeruvian Savage, Peruvian Mad Man, El Mendigo
Nationality Peruvian
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Division Welterweight
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing
Stance Southpaw
Fighting out of Lima, Peru
Team Nova União
Attitude and Fitness Fight Club
Sniper Gym
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2000–2007, 2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By submission7
By decision3
By knockout4
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Tony DeSouza (born July 26, 1974) is a Peruvian professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. [2]

Peru Republic in South America

Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river.

Mixed martial arts full contact combat sport

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground, using techniques from various combat sports and martial arts. The first documented use of the term mixed martial arts was in a review of UFC 1 by television critic Howard Rosenberg in 1993. The term gained popularity when, then one of the largest websites covering the sport, hosted and republished the article. The question of who actually coined the term is subject to debate.


Biography and career

His style of fighting is a blend of freestyle wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. De Souza competed in wrestling throughout his high school and college years in Los Angeles. He learned Brazilian jiu jitsu under John Lewis and Andre Pederneiras. De Souza's trademark submission is a modified guillotine choke known as the Peruvian Necktie. C.B. Dollaway used this choke to defeat Jesse Taylor at UFC: Silva vs. Irvin .

Freestyle wrestling style of amateur wrestling

Freestyle wrestling is a style of amateur wrestling that is practiced throughout the world. Along with Greco-Roman, it is one of the two styles of wrestling contested in the Olympic games. American high school and college wrestling is conducted under different rules and is termed scholastic and collegiate wrestling.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu martial art focusing on grappling and ground fighting, originally based on Kodokan judo newaza taught by Japanese judoka, that developed independently in Brazil from experimentation and adaptation by Carlos and Hélio Gracie, Luiz França, etc.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling with particular emphasis on ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was developed from Kodokan judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught by a number of Japanese individuals including Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda, Soshihiro Satake, and Isao Okano. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own defined combat sport through the innovations, practices, and adaptation of judo.

Guillotine choke Martial arts technique

The guillotine choke, also known as Mae Hadaka Jime in judo, is a chokehold in martial arts and wrestling applied from in front of the opponent. The choke involves using the arms to encircle the opponent's neck in a fashion similar to a guillotine.

He calls his style of fighting Cholitzu, which came about by fusing the words jiu jitsu and cholo, a term which generally refers to people with various amounts of Amerindian racial ancestry.

Jujutsu Japanese martial art

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Cholo is a loosely defined Spanish term that has had various meanings. Its origin is a somewhat derogatory term for mixed-blood descendants in the Spanish Empire in Latin America and its successor states as part of castas, the informal ranking of society by heritage. The exact usage and meaning has diverged heavily across Latin America, however. Cholo no longer necessarily refers only to ethnic heritage, and is not always meant negatively. Cholo can signify anything from its original sense as a person with one Amerindian parent and one Mestizo parent, "gangster" (Mexico), "person who dresses in the manner of a certain subculture", or as a grievous insult.

He appeared on The Ultimate Fighter 5 , the fifth season of the Ultimate Fighting Championship produced reality television series The Ultimate Fighter . On the show, DeSouza was the wrestling coach of Team Penn, the team coached by BJ Penn. He coached next to BJ Penn. He managed to expand jiu-jitsu to Gray Maynard and Joe Lauzon.

The Ultimate Fighter 5 was the fifth season of the Ultimate Fighting Championship produced reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. As with the show's usual format, sixteen prospective mixed martial arts fighters were secluded in a house near Las Vegas, Nevada and trained together while participating in a single-elimination tournament, with the winner being awarded a six-figure UFC contract. This season featured only one weight class, lightweights (146–155 lb) and the fighters were divided into two teams; one coached by former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver and the other by former UFC Welterweight Champion and former lightweight champion B.J. Penn. The season was well-known among fans for the large number of fighters kicked off of the show.

Ultimate Fighting Championship Mixed martial arts promoter based in Las Vegas

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Reality television genre of television programming that documents unscripted situations and actual occurrences

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To date, DeSouza has a professional mixed martial arts record of eleven wins and four losses. DeSouza lives in Cuzco, Peru.

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
15 matches11 wins4 losses
By knockout14
By submission70
By decision30
Win11–4Luis PerrogonSubmission (rear naked choke)MMA Nemesis 1December 13, 201211:20 La Paz, Bolivia
Loss10–4 Roan Carneiro TKO (punches) UFC 79 December 29, 200723:33 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss10–3 Thiago Alves KO (knee) UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz December 30, 200621:10 Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesAlves tested positive for banned diuretics.
Win10–2 Dustin Hazelett Submission (kimura) Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter October 10, 200613:59 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win9–2Fabricio MonteiroDecision (majority)Gold Fighters Championship 1May 20, 200635:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win8–2Vitelmo Kubis BandeiraSubmission (kneebar) Jungle Fight 6 April 29, 200614:38 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Loss7–2Angelo DiazTKO (cut)South American OpenApril 15, 20051N/A Lima, Peru
Win7–1Carlos LimaSubmission (arm triangle choke) Jungle Fight 3 October 23, 200420:32 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Win6–1 Luiz Azeredo Decision (split)Meca World Vale Tudo 11June 5, 200435:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win5–1Chatt LavenderTKO (cut) World Fighting Alliance 1 November 3, 200113:24 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss4–1 Jutaro Nakao KO (punch) UFC 33 September 28, 200120:15 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win4–0Paul RodriguezSubmission (guillotine choke) UFC 32 June 29, 200111:05 Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Win3–0 Steve Berger Decision (unanimous) UFC 31 May 4, 200135:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win2–0Kenneth TanarioSubmission (toe hold)Gladiator Challenge 1December 9, 200010:56 California, United States
Win1–0Ben MelendezSubmission (strikes)CFF - The Cobra Classic 2000August 26, 200010:55 Anza, California, United States

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  2. "Tony DeSouza ("The Peruvian Savage")". Tapology. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
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