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Tony DeSouza Bio
Tony DeSouza (born July 26, 1974) is a Peruvian professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt.
- 1 Biography and career
- 2 Mixed martial arts record
- 3 References
- 4 External links
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.
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.
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.
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 MMA record for Tony DeSouza from Sherdog
- A Sherdog interview with Tony DeSouza. Conducted in 2004
- "Tony DeSouza". UFC.com.