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Tony "The Peruvian Savage" DeSouza is a Peruvian professional mixed martial arts fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt.

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 former UFC Welterweight champion, and current UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn.

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.

To date, DeSouza has a professional mixed martial arts record of ten wins and four losses.

His most recent fight at UFC 79 yielded a loss to Roan Carneiro by TKO in the second round.

MMA recordEdit

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Notes
Loss Brazil flag CarneiroRoan Carneiro TKO (Punches) UFC 79: Nemesis December 29, 2007 2 3:33
Loss Brazil flag AlvezThiago Alves KO (Knee) UFC 66: Liddell vs Ortiz II December 30, 2006 2 1:10
Win United States flag HazelettDustin Hazelett Submission (Kimura) Ortiz vs Shamrock 3 - The Final Chapter October 10, 2006 1 3:59
Win Brazil flag MonteiroFabricio Monteiro Decision (Majority) Gold Fighters Championship 1 May 20, 2006 3 5:00
Win Brazil flag BandeiraVitelmo Kubis Bandeira Submission (Kneebar) Jungle Fight 6 April 29, 2006 1 4:38
Loss Peru flag DiazAngelo Diaz TKO (Cut) South American Open April 15, 2005 1 N/A
Win Brazil flag LimaCarlos Lima Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) Jungle Fight 3 October 23, 2004 2 0:32
Win Brazil flag AzeredoLuiz Azeredo Decision (Split) Meca World Vale Tudo 11 June 5, 2004 3 5:00
Win United States flag LavenderChatt Lavender TKO (Cut) World Fighting Alliance 1 November 3, 2001 1 3:24
Loss Japan flag NakaoJutaro Nakao KO (Punch) UFC 33: Victory in Vegas September 28, 2001 2 0:15
Win United States flag RodriguezPaul Rodriguez Submission (Guillotine Choke) UFC 32: Showdown in the Meadowlands June 29, 2001 1 1:05
Win United States flag BergerSteve Berger Decision (Unanimous) UFC 31: Locked & Loaded May 4, 2001 3 5:00
Win United States flag TanarioKenneth Tanario Submission (Toe Hold) Gladiator Challenge 1 December 9, 2000 1 0:56
Win United States flag MelendezBen Melendez Submission (Strikes) CFF - The Cobra Classic 2000 August 26, 2000 1 0:55

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