Anthony Smith - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Anthony
Smith
30-13-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #10 Light Heavyweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Performance of the Night / 1 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 5 fights.
Record: 30-13-0
Summary: Standup, Jiu-Jitsu

Fighter Info

Nickname: Lionheart
From: Corpus Christi, Texas United States
Fights Out Of: Omaha, Nebraska United States
Age: 30
Height: 6' 4" ( 193 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )
Reach 76"
Leg Reach 44"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
550
48% Successful
266
Types of Successful Strikes
0
266
77% Standing
15%
206
39
21
Striking Defense
46
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
11
27% Successful
3
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
4
2
Takedown Defense
48
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Anthony Smith
UFC Fight Night: Oezdemir vs. Smith
Oct 27, 2018
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Win
Anthony Smith
Jul 22, 2018
4
23
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Win
Anthony Smith
Jun 9, 2018
1
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Anthony Smith
Feb 3, 2018
58
10
0
1
0
0
0
1
R2 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Win
Anthony Smith
Sep 16, 2017
65
35
1
0
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Anthony Smith
Apr 15, 2017
49
63
0
4
0
0
1
3
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Anthony Smith
Dec 3, 2016
29
48
0
0
0
1
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Loss
Anthony Smith
Jul 8, 2016
30
33
6
0
0
1
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Anthony Smith
Feb 21, 2016
57
64
2
0
0
0
2
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Anthony Smith
Jun 8, 2013
6
5
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Anthony Smith
Strikeforce - Marquardt vs Saffiedine
Jan 12, 2013
18
19
1
0
1
0
2
0
R2 Submission
Win
Anthony Smith
STRIKEFORCE on Showtime 3:Rousey vs. Kaufman
Aug 18, 2012
1
12
1
0
0
3
0
1
R1 Submission
Loss
Anthony Smith
Strikeforce Challengers 20
Nov 18, 2011
16
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Ben Lagman
Anthony Smith
Strikeforce Challengers 17
Jul 22, 2011
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R2 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: My days vary from day to day, but typically I have two practices a day and a conditioning practice between them.

When and why did you start training for fighting? 2006. I was just a rowdy teenager that wanted to fight without getting in trouble. I didn’t expect anything to become of it. I hooked up with my management team (Disorderly Conduct Management) and began going to Premier Combat Center (Head Coach UFC vet Ryan Jensen) I excelled at training and learning all the aspects of MMA and loved it. Now, fighting is my profession and I can honestly say it probably saved my life.

What ranks and titles have you held? Victory FC middleweight champion, XKL middleweight champion, Cornhusker Fight Club middleweight champion

Do you have any heroes? Mom

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC is a dream come true. I've been through so many trials and tribulations in life. I had my chance so many times and always came up short. It's finally my chance to show the world what I'm capable of and make my mark. I don't really feel like I'm fighting for the viewers or crowd though in this first fight; I'm fighting to show Dana and the UFC that I belong there and I will be a future star. My goal is to make an impression on them. This is my shot to change my life forever.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No, I have always been a fighter

What was your job before you started fighting? I turned pro at 19; this has been my only Job. I have been paying my dues, grinding, and living off of this sport I LOVE!

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Fought over 30 amateur fights and won every local promotion’s belt in Nebraska

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle

Favorite Striking technique: Head kicks



  • Pro since 2008
  • 18 wins by KO, 10 by submission (4 triangle, RNC, 2 armbar, arm triangle, 2 undisclosed submissions) – only two wins by decision.
  • 7-1 between UFC appearances – most recent non-UFC bout was first round TKO of Josh Neer on 1/14/16
  • 17- first round finishes
  • Has won 13 of his last 15
 

Career

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