Jordan Smith (14-0) is one of MMA's most newest and brightest fighters to enter the scene. No stranger to MMA, Smith is currently undefeated with a 13-0 professional MMA fights and 5-0 as an amatuer. If you have not heard of Jordan Smith, this is one of the names that you should definitely make yourself aware of. Smith currently trains at a few gyms but calls One hit MMA and now Black House Gym his home, training with the likes of Anderson Silva, Kenny Johnson, Mark Munoz, Gustavo Rodrigues etc. Smith pack an all around MMA game and has the complete package of a successful MMA fighter, it's no wonder Smith is currently undefeated and looks to continue the streak well into his prosperous MMA career.
Here is some more information on the rising star below courtesy of his website.
In 2007, Jordan attended an amateur MMA event with his brother and some friends in St. Louis. He immediately determined that MMA would be his new sport. He found a place to train, "The Fight Factory" in Edwardsville, Illinois, headed by Boyd Ballard. Within a few months Boyd determined that Jordan was ready to start his career and they scheduled a fight. Jordan's first scheduled opponent pulled a no show, but on June 15, 2007 Jordan stepped into the cage for the first time. Alex May was the opponent and after just 19 seconds Alex was out by TKO. Jordan went on to win 4 more amateur fights in 5 months, culminating with a 4 fighter tournament win to take home the LHW belt.
In the fall of 2007, Jordan took a job teaching 7th Grade Science in northern Utah, where he began training under Aldo Orregia, Gustavo Rodrigues, and others at . He took the step from Amateur to Professional and quickly became the top LHW in Utah after 9 straight victories (see his for fight details). Jordan developed a habit of ending fights in the first round. He ended all but three of his pro fights in the 1st round. Two of the other three opponents made it to the second round.
On June 28th 2008 Jordan fought veteran pro Rich Guerin and won his first pro Champion Belt by rear-naked chock hold at 4:16 into the first round. Then on June 6th 2009, At the top of his career in Utah (The reigning LHW Champion) Jordan fought Richard Hale to a draw after 5 pounding rounds. Jordan dropped weight classes to Middleweight (185lbs) and fought IFL veteran Bristol Marunde. Jordan submitted Bristol in the first round and is now looking to move up the ladder into the world of the .
Jordan Richard Smith was born on Dec 25, 1984 in the city of Angeles, Republic of the Philippines at the United States Military Air Base, Clark Air Base. He is a former Collinsville, IL High School football standout and made the Illinois Coaches All State Team in the 2002-2003 school year. He went on to play NAIA football at McKendree University in Illinois before he was introduced to the world of MMA. Jordan loves the violence of the both sports and is never happier than after giving or receiving an enormous hit.
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