Colton Smith

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Colton Smith
Born(1987-08-14) August 14, 1987 (age 26)
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionLightweight (2013-present)
Welterweight (2011-2013)
Reach71.0 in (180 cm)
StyleFreestyle, Grappling, Boxing
Fighting out ofFort Hood, Texas, United States
Rank     Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total6
Wins3
By submission2
By decision1
Losses3
By knockout2
By submission1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
 
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Colton Smith
Born(1987-08-14) August 14, 1987 (age 26)
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionLightweight (2013-present)
Welterweight (2011-2013)
Reach71.0 in (180 cm)
StyleFreestyle, Grappling, Boxing
Fighting out ofFort Hood, Texas, United States
Rank     Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total6
Wins3
By submission2
By decision1
Losses3
By knockout2
By submission1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Colton Smith (born August 14, 1987) is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Smith is best known for competing on, and winning The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson.

His dominant wrestling style allowed him to defeat all 5 fighters he faced in the tournament by decision. He is currently an active member of the U.S. Army.[1]

MMA career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Smith started his career with a 2–1 record, including a win in M-1 Challenge.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

Colton was selected as a cast member for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson. He had to receive special permission in order to participate in the reality series during active duty.[1] In the elimination fight in order to get into the house, Smith defeated Jesse Barrett by unanimous decision. Smith was the subject of controversy for putting his hand out to touch gloves, but faking and immediately shooting for a take down.

In his first fight inside the house Colton won a majority decision over Eddie Ellis.

In the quarterfinal round Smith won another decision over Igor Araujo to advance to the semifinal round.

In the semifinals, Smith advanced to the finals with a unanimous decision win over Jon Manley.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Smith made his official UFC debut on December 15, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale against Mike Ricci. Smith won the fight via unanimous decision to become the Ultimate Fighter 16 winner.

Smith faced Robert Whittaker on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160.[2] He lost the fight by TKO in the third round.

Smith next faced Michael Chiesa in a lightweight bout on November 6, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 31.[3] He was defeated via rear naked choke in the second round.

Smith is expected to face promotional newcomer Carlos Diego Ferreira on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens.[4]

Accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Loss3–3Michael ChiesaSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC: Fight for the Troops 3November 6, 201321:41Fort Campbell, Kentucky, United StatesLightweight debut.
Loss3–2Robert WhittakerTKO (punches)UFC 160May 25, 201330:41Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win3–1Mike RicciDecision (unanimous)The Ultimate Fighter 16 FinaleDecember 15, 201235:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesWon The Ultimate Fighter 16.
Loss2–1Steve MontgomeryKO (punch)Championship Fighting Alliance 5February 24, 201220:08Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Win2–0Walter ColesSubmission (punches)Demolition CombatOctober 29, 201111:52Winchester, Virginia, United States
Win1–0Brian NielsonSubmission (rear-naked choke)M-1 Challenge 24March 25, 201114:19Norfolk, Virginia, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "It's Time with Bruce Buffer". Interview with Colton Smith by Bruce Buffer and TJ DeSantis. 
  2. ^ "'TUF' champs Robert Whittaker and Colton Smith join UFC 160 lineup". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ John Petit (2013-08-23). "Michael Chiesa Vs Colton Smith Confirmed For Fight For The Troops". fighters.com. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  4. ^ Staff (2014-03-21). "Colton Smith vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira slated for UFC Fight Night in San Antonio". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 
  5. ^ "Ricci, Smith, Ellis, Manley win $25,000 'TUF 16' season bonuses". MMAjunkie.com. 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2013-11-05.