Jordan Smith (fighter)

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Jordan Smith
Born (1984-12-25) December 25, 1984 (age 34)
Angeles City, Philippines
Other namesMata Ele
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
DivisionLight Heavyweight
Middleweight
Welterweight
StanceSouthpaw
TeamBlack House/One Hit MMA
Mixed martial arts record
Total26
Wins18
By knockout7
By submission8
By decision3
Losses7
By knockout2
By decision5
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jordan Smith (born December 25, 1984, in Angeles City, Philippines) is an American mixed martial arts fighter currently competing in the welterweight division.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Smith made his amateur debut on June 15, 2007, at 205 lbs with a 19 second TKO victory over Alex May. He amassed a record of 5 amateur fights, all ending with first round finishes.

Smith made his professional debut on December 8, 2007, in the light heavyweight division. He won his first 10 professional fights, finishing all 10 opponents, 8 in the first round. Following a draw with the much larger Rich Hale, Smith dropped to the 185 lb weight class for his next fight, a first round submission of IFL veteran Bristol Marunde.

Jordan then appeared on the first episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz, where he lost via KO to Brad Tavares. He followed his TUF loss with 3 victories at 185 lbs. He lost via split decision to UFC veteran Josh Burkman at a catchweight of 180 lbs.

Following the Burkman fight Jordan once again dropped weight classes settling at Welterweight (170). His Welterweight debut resulted in a third round submission of Mario Sartori. Jordan's next fight ended in only 11 seconds, with him getting TKO'd by Tim McKenzie. Jordan has since earned decision victories over well known UFC veteran Karo Parisyan and WEC and Strikeforce veteran Josh McDonald.

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

In 2012, Smith was featured in the Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament. He replaced Brian Foster in the opening round of the welterweight tournament[1] and faced David Rickels in the opening round of the tournament at Bellator 63 and lost via first round KO.

Jordan faced Andrey Koreshkov on September 28, 2012, at Bellator LXXIV.[2] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 18–7–1 Anatoly Tokov Decision (unanimous) Plotforma S-70 5 August 9, 2014 3 5:00 Sochi, Russia
Loss 18–6–1 Edgar García Decision (split) Showdown Fights 13: Lopez vs. Castillo January 24, 2014 3 5:00 Orem, Utah, United States
Win 18–5–1 Colton Vaughan TKO (punches) RITC - Rage in the Cage 7 August 23, 2013 1 3:34 Nampa, Idaho, United States
Loss 17–5–1 Jesse Juarez Decision (split) Bellator 90 February 21, 2013 3 5:00 West Valley City, Utah, United States
Loss 17–4–1 Andrey Koreshkov Decision (unanimous) Bellator 74 September 28, 2012 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Bellator Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Loss 17–3–1 David Rickels KO (punches) Bellator 63 March 30, 2012 1 0:22 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 17–2–1 Josh McDonald Decision (unanimous) Showdown Fights - Evolution November 18, 2011 3 5:00 Orem, Utah, United States
Win 16–2–1 Karo Parisyan Decision (split) Amazon Forest Combat 1 September 14, 2011 3 5:00 Manaus, Brazil
Loss 15–2–1 Tim McKenzie TKO (punches) Showdown Fights - Shootout April 16, 2011 1 0:11 Orem, Utah, United States
Win 15–1–1 Mario Sartori Submission (rear-naked choke) Bitetti Combat 8 - 100 Years of Corinthians December 4, 2010 3 4:52 São Paulo, Brazil
Loss 14–1–1 Joshua Burkman Decision (split) Showdown Fights - Respect September 24, 2010 3 5:00 Orem, Utah, United States
Win 14–0–1 Brandon Melendez Submission (guillotine choke) World Championship Full Contact June 5, 2010 1 3:23 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Win 13–0–1 Gustavo Machado Decision (unanimous) Washington Combat - Battle of the Legends May 15, 2010 3 5:00 Washington D.C., United States
Win 12–0–1 Nick Rossborough KO (punches) World Championship Full Contact April 3, 2010 1 2:32 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Win 11–0–1 Bristol Marunde Submission (triangle choke) Throwdown Showdown 5 - Homecoming November 20, 2009 1 2:52 Orem, Utah, United States Middleweight debut.
Draw 10–0–1 Rich Hale Draw Throwdown Showdown 4 - Cuatro June 6, 2009 5 5:00 West Valley City, Utah, United States
Win 10–0 Sean O'Connell Submission (rear-naked choke) Throwdown Showdown 3 - Big Time February 20, 2009 1 2:30 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Win 9–0 Jeremy Peterson TKO Jeremy Horn's Elite Fight Night 5 November 14, 2008 2 N/A Layton, Utah, United States
Win 8–0 Ben Fuimaono Submission (rear-naked choke) Throwdown Showdown 2 - The Return September 26, 2008 1 1:34 Orem, Utah, United States
Win 7–0 Rich Guerin Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) LMMA - Lightning at Legends June 28, 2008 1 N/A Toppenish, Washington, United States]
Win 6–0 Booker DeRousse Submission (rear-naked choke) Take That Promotions - Battle at The Bend 1 June 7, 2008 1 2:59 Bethalto, Illinois, United States
Win 5–0 Tua Lino TKO (punches) Jeremy Horn's Elite Fight Night 2 May 17, 2008 1 2:30 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Win 4–0 Dave Bosen TKO UCE - Round 30 - Episode 7 February 16, 2008 2 1:42 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Win 3–0 Bill Woodson Submission (guillotine choke) UCE - Round 30 - Episode 4 January 26, 2008 1 1:59 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Win 2–0 Aaron Sawyer TKO (injury) UCE - Round 29 - Episode 1 December 8, 2007 1 5:00 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Win 1–0 Alex May TKO (punches) MMA - Genesis 3 June 15, 2007 1 0:19 St. Charles, Missouri, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bellator's Brian Foster not medically cleared, replaced by newcomer Jordan Smith". mmajunkie.com. 2012-03-22. Archived from the original on 2012-03-24.
  2. ^ "Bellator 74 main card set with welterweight tourney, Good-Wallhead headliner". MMAjunkie.com. August 14, 2012. Archived from the original on August 19, 2012.

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