Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou aka “The African Assassin” from Cameroun became a ultimate fight champion this year.
And his parents thought their son was studying computer science in San Diego! Sokoudjou was already a Judo Champion (won the national championship in the open weight category at the U.S. Open Judo Championships in Las Vegas) and then he made the big move to try the American Dream. He was totally unknown in 2006 when he started ultimate fighting.
At only 23 years old, the cameroonian defeated 2 big fighters: Ricardo Arona in Japan and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in Las Vegas. And it was very quick (see videos below).
The light heavyweight will finish the year with his debut on the sport’s biggest stage, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he’ll face undefeated Lyoto Machida on Dec. 29.
Video against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira:
Video against Ricardo Arona: