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Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou Nkamhoua (French pronunciation: â[Êamo tjÉÊi sÉkudÊu]; born April 18, 1984), mostly billed simply as Sokoudjou, is a Cameroonian mixed martial artist and judoka, and the former KSW Light Heavyweight Champion, who came to prominence in Japan's PRIDE Fighting Championships. He has since had mixed success with stints in the UFC, WEC, Affliction, Strikeforce, and DREAM. He reached the final of the DREAM Super Hulk Grand Prix in 2009.
Early life 
Born in Cameroon, Sokoudjou began to practice judo at the age of around 5. He moved to the United States in 2001 to pursue his career in judo.
Sokoudjou was the 2001 US Open judo champion as a member of Judo America San Diego, and currently trains with Team Quest where he is acting as a kickboxing and MMA instructor.
Mixed martial arts career 
Pride Fighting Championships 
In his PRIDE debut at PRIDE 33, Sokoudjou became the first and only fighter to finish legendary Brazilian Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via KO in 23 seconds. This fight also stands out amongst fans because Sokoudjou was a 16 to 1 underdog.
Sokoudjou scored a knockout victory over longtime PRIDE contender Ricardo Arona at PRIDE 34.
Ultimate Fighting Championship 
Sokoudjou signed with the UFC. He lost in his UFC debut to Lyoto Machida at UFC 79 via Arm Triangle Choke in the second round. As a homage to the many photoshops of him on the internet, he entered the ring wearing a predator mask.
On May 24, 2008, Sokoudjou rebounded from his loss by defeating Kazuhiro Nakamura via TKO at UFC 84 in the first round.During his post-fight interview Sokoudjou challenged Mauricio Rua.
Sokoudjou's next fight was at UFC 89 against dangerous striker Luiz CanÃ©. He lost by TKO due to punches with 45 seconds remaining in the second round.
Sokoudjou was released from the UFC on November 28, 2008.
Independent Promotions 
He was defeated by fellow UFC veteran Renato "Babalu" Sobral at Affliction: Day of Reckoning via submission due to an Anaconda Choke in 2:38 of the second round.
He defeated Jan Nortje at Dream 9 by TKO (Strikes) in round 1 of Dream's multi-event 8-man Super Hulk tournament. Sokoudjou was heavily criticized for his post-fight actions where he landed a barrage of extra punches after the referee had already stepped in to stop the fight. Sokoudjou did, however, express remorse for his actions, and apologized to Nortje for the incident. Sokoudjou was slated to face Gegard Mousasi in the semifinals at Dream 11, however, due to an injury, Super heavyweight Bob Sapp stood in for Mousasi. Sokoudjou defeated Sapp via TKO (Punches) in the first round, thereby advancing him to the finals against Ikuhisa Minowa. At Dynamite!! 2009 Sokoudjou lost to Japanese fighter Ikuhisa Minowa in the finals of the DREAM Super Hulk tournament. In the first round Sokoudjou was clearly doing all the damage on the smaller fighter while Minowa attempted leglocks. At the end second round Minowa had Soukodjou in a kneebar but was cut off by the bell before he could adjust his grip. In the third round Minowa and Sokodjou both received two yellow cards (10% purse deduction for one) for inactivity 3 minutes into the round, but with 90 seconds left Minowa sent a wild flurry of missed punches sending Sokoudjou into the ropes and connecting with a big left hook that dropped Sokoudjou causing referee Moritaka Oshiro to stop the fight.
Then on May the 14th 2010, he defeated Dave Herman By DQ in the quarter finals of the Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship. Dave was disqualified for repeated knees to the head of a downed Sokoudjou.
After this win Sokoudjou picked up another win in the Australian promotion Impact FC. He dominated and defeated Joaquim Ferreira by TKO in the 1st round.
Sokoudjou faced Houston Alexander on September 11, 2010, at Shark Fights 13, and lost via TKO (punches) at 1:31 of round 2.
On October 22, 2010, at Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship, Sokoudjou lost to Shamil Abdurahimov by TKO at 2:17 of 3rd round.
On November 9, 2010, at Israel FC: Genesis, Sokoudjou won against Valdas Pocevicius by unanimous decision.
Sokoudjou fought Ryan Jimmo for the MFC Light Heavyweight Championship at MFC 31 on October 7 at the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, losing by a controversial unanimous decision.
In December 15, 2012, Sokoudjou faced Denis Komkin in a heavyweight bout at Pankration: Battle Of Empires 2, in Khabarovsk, Russia. Sokoudjou won via KO in the first minute of round 1.
Sokoudjou was defeated by former Strikeforce Light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi via second round TKO due to ground and pound on November 7, 2009, at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers.
Sokoudjou faced European prospect Jan BÅachowicz at KSW XV for the KSW Light Heavyweight Championship, After two rounds Sokoudjou landed 12 leg kicks, making BÅachowicz unable to continue the fight.
On November 12 Sokoudjou faced Jan BÅachowicz in a rematch at KSW XVI, Sokoudjou lost via unanimous decision and the KSW Light Heavyweight Championship.
Kickboxing career 
Sokoudjou faced Maxim Osipov in a kickboxing match on September 1st, 2012 at UWC 20 in Southend, England. He lost via majority decision.
Sokoudjou faced Maxim Grishin in a kickboxing match on February 23, 2013 at Fight Nights 10 in Moscow, Russia. He lost via split decision(29â28, 28â29, 28â29).
Championships and accomplishments 
- Winter National Championship (+100KG) â 2009
- Grappler's Quest â BJJ â 2003
- Golden State Championship â 2003
- San Jose Buddhist Tournament â 2003
- California State Championship â 2002
- Tenri 40th Anniversary Championship â 2002
- San Jose Buddhist Tournament â 2001
- US Open 2001 Las Vegas â Absolute
- Silver State Championship â 2001
- Gardena Tournament â 2001
- Golden State Championship â 2001
- Senior National Champion â 2000
- Tournoi International de la ville de Yaounde â 2000
- Cameroon Junior National Champion â 1999
- Cameroon Junior National Champion â 1998
- Cameroon Junior National Champion â 1997
- Golden gi Champion â 1997
Mixed martial arts 
- 2010 ADFC Openweight Grand Prix Semifinalist
- DREAM Super Hulk Grand Prix Runner Up
- Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
- KSW Light Heavyweight Championship (One Time)
- Fight of the Night (One Time)
- Shark Fights
- Fight of the Night (One Time)