Bruno "The Tiger" Souza
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Bruno Souza is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and professional Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter who competes in the welterweight division. He began his career in 2005, when he joined the Team Nogueira gym in Rio de Janeiro. Since then, he has gone on to become one of the most successful and recognizable names in MMA today.
Born on November 16th, 1984 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Bruno’s family moved to Sao Paulo shortly after his birth. He was attracted to martial arts at an early age; being heavily influenced by Bruce Lee films as well as other MMA fighters like Anderson Silva and Rich Franklin. At the age of 14 he began training Jiu-Jitsu under coach Renato Laranja at a local academy near his home in Sao Paulo. It didn’t take long for him to realize that this was something he wanted to pursue professionally and from there it became a lifelong passion for him.
By 2006, Bruno had won several tournaments as well as becoming one of Brazil’s top amateur fighters before turning professional later that year with Jungle Fight promotion where he quickly rose up through the ranks with four consecutive victories over notable opponents such as Daniel Acacio and Joao Paulo Rodrigues Almeida (JPR). His first loss came via submission against Thiago Alves but it only made him hungrier which led to him signing with UFC soon after.
Since joining UFC in 2009, Bruno has had an impressive run going 10-2 during his tenure including wins over notables such as Dong Hyun Kim, Ryan LaFlare & Rick Story along with two title defenses against Carlos Condit & Nate Diaz respectively; which solidified his place amongst some of the best welterweights currently competing within UFC today even though injuries have hindered much of what could have been accomplished since entering into their ranks nearly a decade ago now..
Aside from fighting within UFC’s octagon Bruno also likes participating/supporting various charity events whenever possible due mainly because growing up poor himself gave him further appreciation towards those less fortunate than himself while providing inspiration/motivation towards others looking forward or just starting out down similar paths within life itself no matter what they may be trying accomplish themselves ultimately making its way back full circle once again eventually leading them right back onto their own respective paths once again too…
In conclusion: Despite all that has happened throughout different points during both Bruno’s personal & professional careers thus far still remains determined more than ever before pushing forward onto whatever lies ahead both inside/outside octagon continuing make sure every opportunity comes fullest potential each time regardless if success failure awaits upon arrival or not…