Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Born July 26, 1974 (1974-07-26) (age 33)
Town of birth Lima, Peru
Fighting style Wrestling
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout 1
By submission 6
Tony DeSouza (born July 26, 1974) 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 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.