|Born||July 30, 1993|
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
|Other names||King Kage|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)|
|Reach||76 in (193 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Bedford, Ohio, United States|
|Team||Factory X (2018–present)|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
After compiling an amateur record of 7–2–1, Smith started his professional MMA career in 2015 and fought primarily in Ohio. He amassed a record of 7–1 before competing in Dana White's Contender Series web-series program.
Dana White's Contender SeriesEdit
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Smith was scheduled to face John Makdessi on August 17, 2019, at UFC 241. However, it was reported on July 30 that Makdessi was forced to withdraw for undisclosed reasons. Returning veteran Clay Collard was briefly linked as the replacement. In turn, Collard was removed from the bout during the week leading up to the event due to an undisclosed medical issue and he was replaced by promotional newcomer Khama Worthy. He lost the fight via technical knockout in round one.
Smith was expected to face Alex da Silva Coelho on February 6, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 184. However, Coelho pulled out due to undisclosed reasons, and was replaced by Justin Jaynes. Smith won the fight via technical knockout in round two.
Smith was scheduled to face Erick Gonzalez on March 5, 2022, at UFC 272. However, Gonzalez was forced to withdraw from the event due to foot injuries and was replaced by Ľudovít Klein. Smith lost the fight via split decision.
In May 2022, it was reported that Smith was released by the UFC.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|15 matches||11 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||11–4||Ľudovít Klein||Decision (split)||UFC 272||March 5, 2022||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||11–3||Jamie Mullarkey||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Walker||October 2, 2021||2||2:51||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–2||Justin Jaynes||TKO (doctor stoppage)||UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov||February 6, 2021||2||3:38||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Catchweight (160 lb) bout.|
|Loss||10–2||Khama Worthy||TKO (punches)||UFC 241||August 17, 2019||1||4:15||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||10–1||Dong Hyun Ma||TKO (punches)||UFC 234||February 9, 2019||1||3:53||Melbourne, Australia||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||9–1||Julian Erosa||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Rodríguez||November 10, 2018||1||0:46||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||8–1||Joseph Lowry||KO (elbows)||Dana White's Contender Series 16||August 7, 2018||1||2:52||Las Vegas, United States|
|Win||7–1||Justin Edwards||KO (punches)||Iron Tiger Fight Series / Alliance MMA||March 3, 2018||1||1:30||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Win||6–1||Nick Gehrts||TKO (punches)||V3 Fights 65||November 18, 2017||4||1:03||Memphis, Tennessee, United States|
|Win||5–1||Damonte Robinson||Submission (triangle choke)||IT Fight Series 74||July 29, 2017||1||2:54||Akron, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||4–1||John Gunther||TKO (punches)||RFO: Big Guns 22||January 28, 2017||3||2:29||Mansfield, Ohio, United States|
|Win||4–0||Xavier Nash||TKO (punches)||Pinnacle FC 14||September 2, 2016||3||0:50||Cheswick, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||3–0||Fred Stonehouse||KO (punches)||GOTC MMA 21||June 4, 2016||1||3:01||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||2–0||Mike Wiseman||TKO (punches)||Caged Madness 40||January 16, 2016||2||2:42||Akron, Ohio, United States|
|Win||1–0||John Mosley||TKO (punches)||Caged Madness 38||September 26, 2015||1||4:29||Akron, Ohio, United States||Lightweight debut.|
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