Patrick Smith (fighter)

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Patrick Smith
Born (1963-08-28) August 28, 1963 (age 54)[1]
Denver, Colorado, United States
Other names Pat
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st)
Division Heavyweight (MMA)
Super Heavyweight (kickboxing)
Style Taekwondo
Rank black belt in Hapkido
black belt in Kenpō Karate
3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo
black belt in Tang Soo Do
purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Professional boxing record
Total 18
Wins 5
By knockout 4
Losses 11
By knockout 11
Draws 2
Kickboxing record
Total 74
Wins 66
Losses 8
Mixed martial arts record
Total 35
Wins 20
By knockout 10
By submission 9
By decision 1
Losses 15
By knockout 2
By submission 11
By decision 1
Unknown 1
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Patrick Smith (born August 28, 1963) is an American kickboxer and mixed martial artist. He started his mixed martial arts career by participating in the first two Ultimate Fighting Championship events.

He is a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do[2] and also holds a black belt in Hapkido, Kenpō Karate, and Tang Soo Do. In 1993, Smith was ranked No. 1 as a Super Heavyweight kickboxer in the United States and held a ranking of No. 5 internationally.[citation needed] He was the 1993 Enshin Karate Sabaki Challenge Heavyweight champion,[3] an annual full contact karate tournament held in Denver which allows grabs, sweeps and throws, and competed in the 1993 Seidokaikan full contact Karate World Cup tournament in Japan.

Kickboxing career[edit]

Patrick Smith first rose to fame in the USA for his kickboxing prowess. In 1994 he entered the K-1 Grand Prix '94 where he caused one of the biggest upsets in K-1 history by knocking out legendary karateka and future K-1 star Andy Hug with an uppercut after just 19 seconds of the first round in their quarter final match. Smith was unable to build on this success as he was soundly defeated by eventual champion Peter Aerts in the semi finals.

After the Hug victory, Smith's K-1 career never took off. He lost to Andy Hug in a rematch at the K-1 Revenge event and then failed to qualify for the following year's K-1 Grand Prix at K-1 Grand Prix '95 Opening Battle. His last match in K-1 was against rising local star Musashi, a match he lost by KO, and he was released from his K-1 contract, finishing 1 and 4 with the organization. Despite little international success, Smith had more success at home, accumulating an overall 66-8 kickboxing record by the time he retired in 2000.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

UFC 1 and 2[edit]

Smith participated the first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event (see UFC 1) which was an eight-man single-elimination tournament with very few rules, awarding $50,000 to the winner. Art Davie, the promoter, placed advertisements in martial arts magazines and sent letters to anyone in any martial arts directory he could find to recruit competitors for the event.[5] With the event being held in Smith's hometown of Denver, he was an easy addition.[6]

Smith's first match was against Ken Shamrock after a random draw. Shamrock, Smith, and several other fighters were not convinced that the fights were real until the event actually started. Shamrock took Smith down easily and submitted him with a heel hook. The fans in Denver booed heavily as they were unaware of the submission rules and were displeased with the fact that Smith went down so easily.

Smith's performance got him invited to UFC 2 where he entered with the expressed intent of a shot at the previous winner Royce Gracie. Smith said he spent the time between shows working on his grappling to perform better fighting on the ground. Smith submitted 2 of his 3 opponents and knocked out Scott Morris in under a minute before finally losing to Gracie in the final.[7]

UFC 6[edit]

Smith returned at UFC 6 where he fought Rudyard Moncayo and won by rear naked choke-submission at 1:08. Due to an injury sustained during the fight, Smith had to withdraw from the tournament due to stomach cramps. He was replaced by Anthony Macias.[8]


Smith went on to fight for K-1 and Bas Rutten's first three invitationals shows as well as fighting on a few of the World Vale Tudo Championship events showcasing No Holds Barred fighting. Recently he has signed to the YAMMA fight organization. On April 11, 2008 Smith came in as a late replacement for Gary Goodridge and defeated Eric "Butterbean" Esch via submission due to strikes in a "Masters Superfight" at YAMMA Pit Fighting's inaugural event.

On October 10, 2015, Smith came out of retirement at age 51 to fight Dave Huckaba at Gladiator Challenge - Collision Course. He was defeated via KO at 1:33 of round 1.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


  • Sabaki Challenge Heavyweight Champion


  • KICK Super Heavyweight Champion

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 20–15 Kevin Jordan Decision (unanimous) American Steel Cagefighting 1: Battle of the Legends July 31, 2009 3 5:00 Salem, New Hampshire, United States
Win 20–14 Brad Imes KO (punches) Titan FC 13 March 13, 2009 1 0:28 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 19–14 Aaron Winterlee Submission (neck crank) FM: Productions March 7, 2009 1 2:22 Springfield, Missouri, United States
Loss 18–14 Jeremiah Constant Submission (punches) HRP: Snakebite Fight 2 October 11, 2008 1 0:42 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win 18–13 Aaron Winterlee Submission (guillotine choke) Extreme Fighting League August 16, 2008 2 1:11 Miami, Oklahoma, United States
Win 17–13 Eric Esch Submission (punches and elbows) YAMMA Pit Fighting April 11, 2008 1 3:17 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 16–13 Derrick Ruffin TKO (punches) FM: Productions February 1, 2008 2 1:02 Missouri, United States
Win 15–13 David Tyner TKO (punches) Oklahoma KO: Nightmare in the Jungle 1 October 27, 2007 2 2:45 Antlers, Oklahoma, United States
Win 14–13 Scott Arnold TKO (punches) UGC 18: Xtreme Victory May 18, 2007 1 2:12 Quebec, Canada
Loss 13–13 Tom Clemens Submission (kneebar) XFS 5: Heavy Hitters May 12, 2007 2 1:35 Boise, Idaho, United States
Win 13–12 Brian Stromberg KO (punches) Xtreme Fight Series 3 December 15, 2006 1 4:00 Boise, Idaho, United States
Win 12–12 Vernon Earwood TKO (knee and punches) RMBB: Hellraisers October 21, 2006 1 2:33 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 11–12 Richard Gomez Submission (guillotine choke) Fightfest 6 September 23, 2006 1 0:47 Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Win 10–12 Allan Sullivan KO (punches) ROF 10: Intensity October 18, 2003 1 3:35 Colorado, United States
Loss 9–12 Marcus Silveira DQ (knees on a grounded opponent) World Extreme Fighting 5 June 12, 1999 1 0:50 DeLand, Florida, United States Smith knocked Silveira down with a punch but landed an illegal knee to a downed opponent.
Win 9–11 Chuck Gale TKO (elbows and punches) Bas Rutten Invitational 3 June 1, 1999 1 7:31 Littleton, Colorado, United States
Loss 8–11 Maxim Tarasov Submission (heel hook) IAFC: Pankration World Championship 1999 May 1, 1999 1 3:31 Moscow, Russia
Loss 8–10 Moti Horenstein KO (head kick) Bas Rutten Invitational 2 April 24, 1999 1 0:26 Littleton, Colorado, United States
Loss 8–9 Matt Asher TKO (punches) Bas Rutten Invitational 1 February 6, 1999 1 0:11 Littleton, Colorado, United States
Win 8–8 Joe Grant Submission (punches) Bas Rutten Invitational 1 February 6, 1999 1 0:35 Littleton, Colorado, United States
Win 7–8 David Dodd Decision (unanimous) Extreme Challenge 22 November 21, 1998 1 16:00 West Valley City, Utah, United States
Win 6–8 Tony Mendoza TKO (punches) ES: National Championships October 24, 1998 1 7:27 South Dakota, United States
Win 5–8 Marco Selva Submission (punches) World Vale Tudo Championship 5 February 3, 1998 1 4:35 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 4–8 Marco Ruas Submission (heel hook) World Vale Tudo Championship 4 March 16, 1997 1 0:39 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 4–7 Fabio Gurgel TKO (retirement due to fan interference) World Vale Tudo Championship 3 January 19, 1997 1 0:50 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 4–6 Dave Beneteau Submission (punches) U - Japan November 17, 1996 1 1:09 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 4–5 Kiyoshi Tamura Submission (heel hook) K-1 Hercules December 9, 1995 1 0:55 Nagoya, Japan
Loss 4–4 Kimo Leopoldo Submission (punches) UFCF 1 September 8, 1995 1 2:59 Sapporo, Japan
Win 4–3 Rudyard Moncayo Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 6 July 14, 1995 1 1:08 Casper, Wyoming, United States
Loss 3–3 Kimo Leopoldo Submission (punches) K-1 Legend December 10, 1994 1 3:00 Nagoya, Japan
Loss 3–2 Royce Gracie Submission (punches) UFC 2 March 11, 1994 1 1:17 Denver, Colorado, United States UFC 2 Tournament Finals.
Win 3–1 Johnny Rhodes Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 2 March 11, 1994 1 1:07 Denver, Colorado, United States UFC 2 Tournament Semi-Finals.
Win 2–1 Scott Morris TKO (elbows) UFC 2 March 11, 1994 1 0:30 Denver, Colorado, United States UFC 2 Tournament Quarter-Finals.
Win 1–1 Ray Wizard Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 2 March 11, 1994 1 0:58 Denver, Colorado, United States UFC 2 Tournament Qualifying Round.
Loss 0–1 Ken Shamrock Technical Submission (heel hook) UFC 1 November 12, 1993 1 1:49 Denver, Colorado, United States UFC 1 Tournament Qualifying Round.

Professional boxing record[edit]

5 Wins (4 knockouts, 1 decision), 11 Losses (11 knockouts), 2 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 19-12-2 United States Kendrick Releford KO 1 13/06/2009 United States Batesville Armory, Batesville, Arkansas Smith knocked out at 0:40 of the first round.
Loss 12-3 Grenada Grant Cudjoe TKO 2 04/08/2007 United States Expo Square Pavilion, Tulsa, Oklahoma Referee stopped the bout at 0:36 of the second round.
Loss 15-0 United States Chazz Witherspoon TKO 2 10/02/2007 United States Jewish Community Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Referee stopped the bout at 1:38 of the second round.
Loss 24-3-1 United States Taurus Sykes KO 3 01/12/2006 United States Isleta Casino Resort, Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico
Loss 22-3 Nigeria Duncan Dokiwari KO 2 26/08/2006 United States Convention Center, Junction City, Kansas Smith knocked out at 2:33 of the second round.
Win 8-2-1 United States Kenny Lemos TKO 2 30/06/2006 United States Denver Coliseum, Denver, Colorado Referee stopped the bout at 2:58 of the second round.
Loss 33-9-1 United States David Bostice TKO 3 12/08/2005 United States Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado Referee stopped the bout at 1:31 of the third round.
Loss 5-2-1 Brazil Marcelino Novaes TKO 2 23/07/2004 United States Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage, California Referee stopped the bout at 3:00 of the second round.
Draw 12-0 United States Preston Hartzog PTS 6 11/06/2004 United States Longshoreman's Hall, San Francisco, California 56-58, 57-57, 59-55.
Draw 22-3 United States Gary "Bring Da Pain" Bell PTS 8 27/05/2004 United States Alario Center, Westwego, Louisiana 74-76, 76-74, 75-75.
Loss 9-0 United States Bobby Harris KO 2 31/08/1994 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 12-4 United States Monte Oswald TKO 2 21/04/1994 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 9-1-1 Australia Justin Fortune KO 2 24/02/1994 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 2-4-1 United States Krishna Wainwright PTS 6 12/01/1994 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 4-1-1 United States Randy Crippen TKO 1 18/12/1993 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 3-0 United States Will Hinton KO 2 20/03/1993 United States Denver, Colorado
Loss 1-0 Tonga Samson Po'uha TKO 4 14/02/1993 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win -- Kris Sorensen KO 1 05/12/1992 United States O'Conner Fieldhouse, Caldwell, Idaho


  1. ^ "Patrick Smith on Sherdog". 
  2. ^ UFC 1 DVD
  3. ^ "Sabaki Challenge". Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  4. ^ "Real Fighter Magazine". 1993-11-12. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  5. ^ No Holds Barred: Ultimate Fighting and the Martial Arts Revolution By Clyde Gentry
  6. ^ Eight Men in a Cage (dead link)
  7. ^ UFC II DVD
  8. ^ UFC 6 DVD

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