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|Pro Record:||10-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)|
|Height:||6 Feet. 1 Inch(es).|
|Out of:||Las Vegas, NV|
Tony DeSouza's Professional Record
|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|
|NC:||Fight Declared No Contest|
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.