|Tony De Souza|
|Born||Antun Nicolas De Souza |
July 26, 1974
|Other names||Peruvian Savage, Peruvian Mad Man, El Mendigo|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing|
|Fighting out of||Lima, Peru|
|Team|| Nova União |
Attitude and Fitness Fight Club
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Years active||2000–2007, 2012–present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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.
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 (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 newfullcontact.com, 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.
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 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 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.
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, also known as jujitsu, is a Japanese martial art and a method of close combat for defeating an opponent in which one uses either a short weapon or none.
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.
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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.
|Professional record breakdown|
|15 matches||11 wins||4 losses|
|Win||11–4||Luis Perrogon||Submission (rear naked choke)||MMA Nemesis 1||December 13, 2012||1||1:20||La Paz, Bolivia|
|Loss||10–4||Roan Carneiro||TKO (punches)||UFC 79||December 29, 2007||2||3:33||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||10–3||Thiago Alves||KO (knee)||UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz||December 30, 2006||2||1:10||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Alves tested positive for banned diuretics.|
|Win||10–2||Dustin Hazelett||Submission (kimura)||Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter||October 10, 2006||1||3:59||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Win||9–2||Fabricio Monteiro||Decision (majority)||Gold Fighters Championship 1||May 20, 2006||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||8–2||Vitelmo Kubis Bandeira||Submission (kneebar)||Jungle Fight 6||April 29, 2006||1||4:38||Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil|
|Loss||7–2||Angelo Diaz||TKO (cut)||South American Open||April 15, 2005||1||N/A||Lima, Peru|
|Win||7–1||Carlos Lima||Submission (arm triangle choke)||Jungle Fight 3||October 23, 2004||2||0:32||Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil|
|Win||6–1||Luiz Azeredo||Decision (split)||Meca World Vale Tudo 11||June 5, 2004||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||5–1||Chatt Lavender||TKO (cut)||World Fighting Alliance 1||November 3, 2001||1||3:24||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||4–1||Jutaro Nakao||KO (punch)||UFC 33||September 28, 2001||2||0:15||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||4–0||Paul Rodriguez||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 32||June 29, 2001||1||1:05||Rutherford, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||3–0||Steve Berger||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 31||May 4, 2001||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||2–0||Kenneth Tanario||Submission (toe hold)||Gladiator Challenge 1||December 9, 2000||1||0:56||California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Ben Melendez||Submission (strikes)||CFF - The Cobra Classic 2000||August 26, 2000||1||0:55||Anza, California, United States|
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