Height: 5'10" (178cm)
Weight: 205 lbs
Camp: Team Quest
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou Nkamhoua (born April 18, 1984), sometimes billed simply as Sokoudjou , is a Cameroonian mixed martial artist and judo practitioner, who came to prominence in Japan's PRIDE Fighting Championships. He was recently released by the UFC after going 1-2 in 3 fights.
Sokoudjou was the 2001 US Open judo champion as a member of Judo America San Diego, and currently trains with Team Quest where he is acting as a kickboxing and MMA instructor.
In his PRIDE debut at PRIDE 33, Sokoudjou defeated Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via KO in 23 seconds. This fight stands out amongst fans because Sokoudjou was a 16 to 1 underdog. After a brief but successful stint in Pride, Sokoudjou signed with the UFC.
He lost in his UFC debut to Lyoto Machida at UFC 79 via Arm Triangle Choke. As an homage to the many photoshops of him on the internet, he entered the ring wearing a predator mask.
Sokoudjou's last fight was at UFC 89 against 8-1 Luiz Cane. He lost by strikes with 45 seconds remaining in the second round.
Sokoudjou was released from the UFC on November 28, 2008.
He was defeated by Renato Sobral at Affliction: Day of Reckoning via anaconda choke in 2:38 of the second round.