Anthony
Smith
26-12-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 5 fights.
Record: 26-12-0
Summary: Standup, jiu jitsu

Fighter Info

Nickname: Lionheart
From: Corpus Christi, Texas USA
Fights Out Of: Omaha, Nebraska USA
Age: 28
Height: 6' 4" ( 193 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
Reach 77"
Leg Reach 44"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
273
52% Successful
143
Types of Successful Strikes
0
143
78% Standing
15%
111
22
10
Striking Defense
50
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
5
40% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
2
1
Takedown Defense
33
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
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: M-W-F: morning BJJ, afternoon conditioning, team practice and sparring at night. Tu-Th: morning pad rounds and Muay Thai, afternoon conditioning, team practice and sparring at night. Sat: Team practice, MMA sparring.

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? I am currently Ranked 26th in the World on fightmatrix.com at middleweight.  I am the XKL Middleweight Champion. I am the Cornhusker Fight Club Middleweight Champion

Do you have any heroes? Mom

What does it mean for you to fight in STRIKEFORCE? It’s a dream come true, and it’s life changing for me. This is an opportunity to make a real living supporting my family by doing something I love. I have a baby on the way, due in November, and the timing couldn’t be better for me. Strikeforce is a TOP organization and recognized nationally. It is a big chance for me.

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

What do you consider to be the key fight in your career, and why?
Actually it was my only loss in my last 10 fights about a year ago vs. Jesse Forbes, immediately after he was cut from the UFC. I was beating him up badly in the first round and I broke my forearm on his forehead and ended up losing the fight in the second. It showed me that I belonged at the top level of the sport. Since I came back from that broken arm I have won five fights, including a win in just over a minute vs. a top rated fighter, Eric Schambari.
• Pro since 2008

• 14 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 Jan. 29

• 15 first round finishes

Career

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