Maurice
Smith
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 9 fights.
Summary: Striking, ground defense

Fighter Info

Nickname: Mo
From: Seattle, Washington USA
Age: 53
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 217 lb ( 98 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
12
42% Successful
5
Types of Successful Strikes
0
5
100% Standing
5
Striking Defense
60
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
0
Not Available
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
0
Takedown Defense
20
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Maurice Smith
Rick Roufus
Strikeforce - At the Dome
Feb 23, 2008
2
1
1
0
1
0
2
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Maurice Smith
Nov 17, 2000
7
5
4
0
2
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Majority
Win
Maurice Smith
Sep 22, 2000
43
10
0
4
0
0
0
3
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Maurice Smith
Branko Cikatic
PRIDE 7
Sep 12, 1999
7
2
1
1
1
0
3
1
R1 Submission
Win
Maurice Smith
Jul 16, 1999
4
1
0
1
0
2
1
1
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Maurice Smith
Mar 5, 1999
17
9
4
0
0
2
5
0
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Maurice Smith
UFC - Ultimate Japan
Dec 21, 1997
19
9
3
0
1
0
7
0
R3 Decision - Majority
Maurice Smith
Oct 17, 1997
12
5
0
0
1
0
0
3
R1 Submission
Maurice Smith
Jul 27, 1997
55
19
0
2
0
2
0
9
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

Training Style

“I’m feeling really good, same as always. I train to win.” Maurice is a firm believer in cardiovascular conditioning and uses the Acceleration Program at the Washington Institute.

UFC History

Made his UFC debut against the heavily favored UFC World Heavyweight Champion, Mark Coleman at UFC 14 and won a unanimous decision. He defended the title against Tank Abbott at UFC 15 and made Tank quit from leg kicks. Maurice lost the title by decision to Randy Couture at Ultimate Japan. At UFC 19 Kevin Randleman defeated Maurice by unanimous decision. Maurice returned at UFC 21 defeating Marco Ruas after Ruas could not continue after the first round. “I wanted it to go longer. I don’t want to win a fight by injury. I want to beat the guy but not by injury.”

At UFC 27 Smith defeated hard punching Bobby Hoffman, (Miletich Fighting Systems), by majority decision after three rounds. Hoffman won the first round on all 3 judges’ scorecards, but expended a lot of energy doing so. The second round was much closer, with judge Roy scoring it 10 to 9 for Hoffman, judge Mullen scoring it 10 to 9 for Smith, and judge Ancona scoring it a draw. Smith was dominant in the third round, landing numerous uppercuts on a fatigued Hoffman up against the fence. Judges Roy and Ancona both gave Smith the round 10 to 8, while judge Mullen gave it to Smith 10 to 9, resulting in a majority decision win for Maurice Smith.

Maurice’s UFC record is 4 and 3.

More Information

Maurice is one of the best kickboxers of all time with 56 wins, the majority of those won by KO. He has been the WKA World Heavyweight Muay Thai Champion, and the ISKA World Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion. Maurice became the Extreme Fighting Heavyweight Champion, defeating Marcus “Conan” Silviera by TKO and he defended the title knocking out Japanese fighter Murakami Kazunari. Maurice has also competed in Pancrase and RINGS.

On his loss to Kevin Randleman Maurice says, “I didn’t get a chance to do anything. I was sick so I couldn’t fight. I’ll re-match anybody. I didn’t get the beating Bas got. Obviously he didn’t beat my ass. He got like one, two shots. That’s it.”

Maurice’s MMA record is 7 and 3.

“I plan on doing free-fighting (MMA) for a few more years. It’s easier on me than kickboxing.”

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