Pro Record: 10-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Nova Uniao
Age: 40
Sex: Male
Height: 6 Feet. 1 Inch(es).
Weight: 170 lbs.
Out of: Las Vegas, NV
Born: Lima,

Tony DeSouza's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
12/29/2007 Loss Roan Carneiro UFC 79: Nemesis TKO/RSC 2 3:33
12/30/2006 Loss Thiago Alves UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz 2 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 1:10
10/10/2006 Win Dustin Hazelett UFC: The Final Chapter Submission Triangle Choke 1 3:59
NSF 05/20/2006 Win Fabricio Monteiro Gold Fighters Championship Decision
NSF 04/29/2006 Win Vitelmo Bandeira Jungle Fight 6 Submission Heel Hook 1 4:38
NSF 04/15/2005 Loss Angelo Diaz Open South American Fighting IV TKO/RSC 0 0:00
NSF 04/15/2005 Loss Angelo Dias South American Open Championship TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from a Cut 1
NSF 10/23/2004 Win Carlinhos Lima Jungle Fight 3 Submission Choke 2
NSF 06/05/2004 Win Luiz Azeredo Meca Vale Tudo 11 Decision 3
NSF 11/03/2001 Win Chatt Lavender World Fighting Alliance 1 TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from Cuts 1 3:24
NSF 09/28/2001 Loss Jutaro Nakao UFC 33: Victory in Vegas KO Punch 2
06/29/2001 Win Paul Rodriguez UFC 32: Showdown In The Medowlands Submission Guillotine Choke 1 1:13
05/04/2001 Win Steve Berger UFC 31: Locked and Loaded Decision 3
NSF 12/09/2000 Win Kenny Tenorio Gladiator Challenge 1 Submission Toe Hold
NSF 08/26/2000 Win Ben Melendez Cobra Fighting Federation: Cobra Classic 2000 Submission Strikes 1 0:55
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

Fighter Bio


Tony DeSouza (born July 26, 1974) is a Peruvian professional mixed martial arts fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.

He is currently appearing on The Ultimate Fighter 5, the fifth season of the Ultimate Fighting Championship produced reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. On the show DeSouza is an assistant coach with Team Penn, the team coached by former UFC Welterweight 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.

He calls his style of fighting Cholitzu, which came about by fusing the words jiu jitsu and cholo, the derogatory term describing the indigenous population of the Andes.

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