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Decision Win %
Height5' 10 (178 cm)
Reach78 in. (6' 6/198 cm)
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Biography(references)Born and raised in Cameroon, Sokoudjou began training in judo at the age of five and was talented, winning three consecutive junior national championships from 1997 to 1999 in his home country. Growing up, he had actually wanted to get involved with boxing or kickboxing but his parents would not allow it because they thought the competition was too violent. Sokoudjou moved to the United States in 2001 to pursue his career in judo.
Fighter Trivia(references)Sokoudjou speaks French, as well as a few dialects in his home country of Cameroon. He currently lives in Southern California and has a brother. Before becoming a professional mixed martial arts fighter, Sokoudjou worked as a bouncer.
Awards & Accolades
: Winter National Championship (+100 kg) – 2009
: Grappler's Quest – BJJ – 2003
: Golden State Championship – 2003
: San Jose Buddhist Tournament – 2003
: California State Championship – 2002
: Tenri 40th Anniversary Championship – 2002
: San Jose Buddhist Tournament – 2001
: US Open 2001 Las Vegas – Absolute
: Silver State Championship – 2001
: Gardena Tournament – 2001
: Golden State Championship – 2001
: Senior National Champion – 2000
: Tournoi International de la ville de Yaounde – 2000
: Cameroon Junior National Champion – 1999
: Cameroon Junior National Champion – 1998
: Cameroon Junior National Champion – 1997
: Golden gi Champion – 1997
ADFC: 2010 ADFC Openweight Grand Prix Semifinalist
DREAM: DREAM Super Hulk Grand Prix Runner-Up
Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki: KSW Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki: Fight of the Night (One Time)
Shark Fights: Fight of the Night (One Time)
Australian Fighting Championship: AFC Light Heavyweight Championship (One time, current)
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