Devonte Smith

Devonte Smith (born July 30, 1993) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Devonte Smith
Devonte Smith post fight interview at UFC 234.jpg
Devonte Smith post fight interview at UFC 234
Born (1993-07-30) July 30, 1993 (age 27)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States[1]
Other namesKing Kage
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight
Reach76 in (193 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofBedford, Ohio, United States
TeamFactory X
Years active2015–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total13
Wins11
By knockout10
By submission1
Losses2
By knockout2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early 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 DWTNCS: Season 2, Episode 8.[2]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender SeriesEdit

Smith appeared in Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series (DWTNCS) Series Season 2, Episode 8 web-series program on August 7, 2018, facing Joseph Lowry.[3] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[4]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Smith made his UFC debut on November 10, 2018 against Julian Erosa at UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs. Rodríguez.[5] He won the fight via knockout in round one.[6]

His next fight came on February 9, 2019 at UFC 234 against Dong Hyun Ma.[7] He won the fight via technical knockout in round one.[8] The win earned him the Performance of the Night bonus.[9]

Smith was scheduled to face John Makdessi on August 17, 2019 at UFC 241.[10] However, it was reported on July 30 that Makdessi was forced to withdraw for undisclosed reasons.[11] Returning veteran Clay Collard was briefly linked as the replacement.[12] 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.[13] He lost the fight via technical knockout in round one.[14]

Smith was expected to face Alex da Silva Coelho on February 6, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 184.[15] However, Coelho pulled out due to undisclosed reasons,[16] and he was replaced by Justin Jaynes.[17] Smith won the fight via technical knockout in round two.[18]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
13 matches 11 wins 2 losses
By knockout 10 2
By submission 1 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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: Korean Zombie vs. Rodríguez November 10, 2018 1 0:46 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 8–1 Joseph Lowry KO (elbows) Dana White's Tuesday Night 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 June 23, 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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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Devonte Smith | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  2. ^ a b Sherdog.com. "Devonte". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  3. ^ Rodriguez, Victor (2018-08-07). "Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series 2018: Week 8 Preview". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  4. ^ "Dana White's Tuesday Night Contenders Series Episode 16 Results • Page 2 | Fightful MMA". www.fightful.com. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  5. ^ Lee, Alexander K. (2018-11-03). "Devonte Smith vs. Julian Erosa added to UFC Denver". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  6. ^ Anderson, Jay (2018-11-10). "UFC Denver Results: Devonte Smith Debuts in Style, Finishes Julian Erosa Early". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  7. ^ Staff (2019-01-14). "'Maestro' Dong Hyun Kim vs. Devonte Smith part of finalized UFC 234 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  8. ^ "UFC 234: Devonte Smith stings Dong Hyun Ma early, finishes with flurry". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-10. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  9. ^ a b MMAjunkie.com. "UFC 234 bonuses: Israel Adesanya, Anderson Silva collect extra $50,000". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  10. ^ Shelton, Cole (2019-07-12). "John Makdessi vs. Devonte Smith Added To UFC 241". LowKickMMA.com. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  11. ^ John Morgan (2019-07-30). "John Makdessi out at UFC 241, promotion seeking replacement opponent for Devonte Smith". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  12. ^ Mike Bohn (2019-08-05). "Clay Collard replaces John Makdessi vs. Devonte Smith at UFC 241". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  13. ^ Nolan King (2019-08-13). "Devonte Smith gets third opponent, draws promotional newcomer Khama Worthy at UFC 241". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  14. ^ Doherty, Dan (2019-08-17). "UFC 241 Results: Khama Worthy Proves He is Worthy of Roster Spot with KO". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-08-18.
  15. ^ Staff (2020-12-22). "Devonte Smith vs. Alex da Silva added to UFC event on February 6". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2020-12-22. (in Dutch)
  16. ^ Nolan King and Farah Hannoun (2021-01-30). "Alex da Silva out of UFC Fight Night 184; Devonte Smith in need of new opponent". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-01-30.
  17. ^ Nolan King (2021-02-01). "Justin Jaynes steps in to fight Devonte Smith at UFC Fight Night 184". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-02-01.
  18. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2021-02-06). "UFC Vegas 18 Results: Devonte Smith Earns Doctor's Stoppage Win Over Justin Jaynes". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-02-07.

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