Trevor Smith (fighter)

Trevor "Hot Sauce" Smith (born January 5, 1981) is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Middleweight division. A professional competitor since 2009, Smith formerly competed for Strikeforce and Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Trevor Smith
Born (1981-01-05) January 5, 1981 (age 40)
Vancouver, Washington, United States
Other namesHot Sauce
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[1]
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Light heavyweight
Reach75 in (191 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofTukwila, Washington, United States
TeamRing Demon Jiu-Jitsu
Arizona Combat Sports
WrestlingNCAA Division I Wrestling[2]
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By submission9
By decision5
By knockout5
By submission1
By decision4
UniversityIowa State University
Notable school(s)Mark Morris High School
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Smith was born in Vancouver, Washington and lived there for part of his upbringing. Smith was a state champion in wrestling at Mark Morris High School in Longview, Washington and a NJCAA All-American out of Highline Community College[2] in 2002. He then continued his career at the noted Division I wrestling program at Iowa State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in marketing.[3][4]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Smith started his career in 2009. He fought mainly for organizations within his home state. With a MMA record of 7–1, losing only once to Devin Cole, he signed with Strikeforce.


Smith made his debut on June 24, 2011, at Strikeforce Challengers: Fodor vs. Terry against Keith Berry.[5] He won via technical submission in the second round.

Smith faced T. J. Cook on November 18, 2011, at Strikeforce Challengers: Britt vs. Sayers.[6] He won via submission in the first round.

Smith faced Gian Villante on January 7, 2012, at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine.[7] He lost via TKO in the first round.

Smith was expected to face Tim Kennedy on November 3, 2012, at Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir.[8] However, the event was cancelled due to injuries to headliner Frank Mir, as well to co-headliner and middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.[9] This bout eventually took place on January 12, 2013, at Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine.[10] Smith lost via submission in the third round.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

In his UFC debut, Smith faced Ed Herman on July 27, 2013, at UFC on Fox 8. He lost the fight via split decision.[11] Despite the loss on the scorecards, Smith earned his first Fight of the Night bonus award for his performance.[12]

Smith fought Brian Houston on January 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 35.[13] He won the fight by split decision.

Smith faced Thales Leites on April 11, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 39.[14] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

Smith faced Tor Troéng on July 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46.[15] He won the fight by unanimous decision.

Smith faced Caio Magalhães on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 56.[16] Smith lost the fight quickly by knockout in the first round.[17] The stoppage was not without a bit of controversy. Magalhães stunned Smith with a knee and forced a referee stoppage after landing a barrage of follow up punches. It appeared that during the final flurry, several hammerfists landed on the back of Smith's head as he lay unconscious on the canvas. Following the match, Magalhães stated "I didn’t notice that," in reference to the strike to the back of Smith's head. "His coach talked to me after the fight, said I punched the back of his head, but I didn’t notice it. The referee should have stepped in if he saw something, but he was already out from the punch and knee I landed."[18]

Smith faced Dan Miller on July 12, 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale.[19] He won the fight via lop-sided unanimous decision.[20]

Smith was expected to face promotional newcomer Leonardo Augusto Guimarães on February 21, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 83.[21] However, Smith pulled out of the fight in early February citing a hand injury and was replaced by Anthony Smith.[22]

Smith next faced promotional newcomer Joe Gigilotti on August 6, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 92.[23] He won the one-sided fight via unanimous decision.[24]

Smith faced Andrew Sanchez on December 9, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 102.[25] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[26]

Smith faced Chris Camozzi on May 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 109.[27] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[28]

Smith was scheduled to face promotional newcomer Ramazan Emeev on October 21, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 118.[29] However, Smith pulled out of the fight in early October citing injury and was replaced by Sam Alvey.[30]

Smith faced Elias Theodorou on May 27, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 130.[31] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[32]

Smith faced Zak Cummings on December 15, 2018 at UFC on Fox 31.[33] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[34]

Smith was expected to face Antônio Rogério Nogueira in a light heavyweight bout on November 16, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 22.[35]However, Nogueira was forced to pull out of the event due to injury, resulting the cancellation of the bout.[36]

Smith was scheduled to face Alonzo Menifield on December 7, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 7.[36] However, on November 10, 2019, it was reported that Menifield pulled out from the event for undisclosed reason, and he was replaced by Makhmud Muradov.[37] He lost the fight via knock out in round three.[38]

In March 2020, Smith got listed as a former fighter on the UFC website.[39][40]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Amateur wrestlingEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
25 matches 15 wins 10 losses
By knockout 1 5
By submission 9 1
By decision 5 4
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 15–10 Makhmud Muradov KO (punch) UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik December 7, 2019 3 4:09 Washington, D.C., United States
Loss 15–9 Zak Cummings Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2 December 15, 2018 3 5:00 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 15–8 Elias Theodorou Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till May 27, 2018 3 5:00 Liverpool, England
Win 15–7 Chris Camozzi Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira May 28, 2017 3 5:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Loss 14–7 Andrew Sanchez Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov December 9, 2016 3 5:00 Albany, New York, United States
Win 14–6 Joe Gigliotti Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Caceres August 6, 2016 3 5:00 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Win 13–6 Dan Miller Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Finale July 12, 2015 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 12–6 Caio Magalhães KO (knee and punches) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux November 8, 2014 1 0:31 Uberlândia, Brazil
Win 12–5 Tor Troéng Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao July 19, 2014 3 5:00 Dublin, Ireland
Loss 11–5 Thales Leites TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson April 11, 2014 1 0:45 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 11–4 Brian Houston Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou January 15, 2014 3 5:00 Duluth, Georgia, United States
Loss 10–4 Ed Herman Decision (split) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga July 27, 2013 3 5:00 Seattle, Washington, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 10–3 Tim Kennedy Submission (guillotine choke) Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine January 12, 2013 3 1:36 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 10–2 Alexandre Moreno Submission (guillotine choke) BXC: The Rise June 16, 2012 1 4:21 Springfield, Massachusetts, United States Middleweight debut.
Loss 9–2 Gian Villante TKO (punches) Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine January 7, 2012 1 1:05 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–1 T. J. Cook Submission (guillotine choke) Strikeforce Challengers: Britt vs. Sayers November 18, 2011 1 4:28 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–1 Keith Berry Technical Submission (north-south choke) Strikeforce Challengers: Fodor vs. Terry June 24, 2011 2 3:02 Kent, Washington, United States
Win 7–1 Jared Torgeson Submission (guillotine choke) CS: CageSport 14 April 23, 2011 1 1:18 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Win 6–1 Wes Swofford Submission (keylock) SF 29: All In January 28, 2011 1 4:15 Grand Ronde, Oregon, United States
Win 5–1 Pete Werve Submission (rear-naked choke) ROTR 13: Redemption September 25, 2010 1 3:33 Snoqualmie, Washington, United States
Loss 4–1 Devin Cole TKO (punches) ROTR: Rumble on the Ridge 12 August 21, 2010 1 0:31 Snoqualmie, Washington, United States
Win 4–0 Matt Kovacs Submission (guillotine choke) LMMA: Lightning at Legends July 31, 2010 1 2:22 Toppenish, Washington, United States
Win 3–0 Jesus Rodriguez Submission (keylock) LMMA: Lightning at Legends June 5, 2010 1 N/A Toppenish, Washington, United States
Win 2–0 Tim Perales Submission (guillotine choke) Alliance Fights: Counterstrike August 22, 2009 1 4:03 Kent, Washington, United States
Win 1–0 Brian Martin KO (punches) DC: Battle for the Bobcats January 10, 2009 1 0:37 Aberdeen, Washington, United States


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Fight Card - The Ultimate Fighter Finale American Top Team vs. Blackzilians". Retrieved July 17, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Mark Palmer (July 13, 2015). "Usman, Sanders, Smith winners at TUF 21 Finale". InterMat Wrestling.
  3. ^ Trevor Smith's profile
  4. ^ Fighters with local roots seek leg up in UFC (July 26, 2013)
  5. ^ Strikeforce Challengers 16 results: Caros Fodor vs. James Terry, Ryan Couture vs. Matt Ricehouse and more by Luke Thomas ( on June 24, 2011.
  6. ^ Strikeforce Challengers 20 results: Sayers, Rousey earn quick wins by John Morgan ( on November 19, 2011.
  7. ^ Strikeforce: Rockhold vs Jardine Results: Gian Villante Quickly TKOs Trevor Smith (January 7, 2012).
  8. ^ Strikeforce adds Tim Kennedy vs. Trevor Smith to Nov. 3 Oklahoma Fight Card (September 20, 2012).
  9. ^ Strikeforce cancels Nov. 3 event in Oklahoma City, plans January return (October 12, 2012).
  10. ^ Larkin-Souza, Kennedy-Smith added to January Strikeforce card by Matt Erickson ( on November 29, 2012.
  11. ^ UFC on Fox 8 results: De Randamie, Herman, and Cruickshank all pick up split decisions by Chris Hall ( on July 27, 2013
  12. ^ Staff (July 27, 2013). "UFC on FOX 8 bonuses: Johnson, Guillard, Herman, Smith earn $50,000". Retrieved July 27, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Staff (November 24, 2013). "UFC Fight Night 35 adds Amagov vs. High, Houston vs. Smith, Edwards vs. Nijem". Retrieved January 7, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ Alex Schlinsky. "UFC Fight Night 39: Abu Dhabi adds ten fights". Retrieved 2014-02-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ Jason Floyd (2014-05-16). "Trevor Smith vs. Tor Troeng set for UFC Fight Night Dublin". Retrieved 2014-05-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-09-22). "Caio Magalhaes vs. Trevor Smith middleweight bout set for UFC Fight Night 56 in Brazil". Retrieved 2014-09-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-11-08). "UFC Fight Night 56 results: Caio Magalhaes smashes Trevor Smith in 31 seconds". Retrieved 2014-11-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-11-08). "Caio Magalhaes sees no controversy in 31-second knockout at UFC Fight Night 56". Retrieved 2014-11-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ Staff (2015-05-22). "Trevor Smith vs. Dan Miller added to TUF 21 Finale". Retrieved 2015-05-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-07-12). "TUF 21 Finale results: Trevor Smith dominant in Dan Miller's return from long layoff". Retrieved 2015-07-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ Staff (2015-12-15). "Seven fights added to UFC Fight Night 82 in Pittsburgh". Retrieved 2015-12-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ Staff (2016-02-16). "Anthony Smith returns to UFC, replaces Trevor Smith at Sunday's UFC Fight Night 83". Retrieved 2016-02-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ Staff (2016-07-03). "Undefeated middleweight Joe Gigliotti set to make UFC debut against Trevor Smith at UFC Fight Night 92". Retrieved 2016-07-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-08-06). "UFC Fight Night 92 results: Trevor Smith's top game too much for Joseph Gigliotti". Retrieved 2016-08-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  25. ^ Staff (2016-10-20). "'El Dirte' vs. 'Hot Sauce': Andrew Sanchez vs. Trevor Smith set for UFC Fight Night 102". Retrieved 2016-10-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  26. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-12-09). "UFC Fight Night 102 results: Andrew Sanchez tags Trevor Smith early, earns clean sweep on cards". Retrieved 2016-12-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  27. ^ Staff (2017-03-27). "Chris Camozzi gets a little 'Hot Sauce' lined up for UFC Fight Night 109 in Stockholm". Retrieved 2017-03-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  28. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2017-05-28). "UFC Fight Night 109 results: Trevor Smith dominates Chris Camozzi for unanimous decision". Retrieved 2017-05-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  29. ^ Nolan King (2017-08-04). "Ramazan Emeev signs with the UFC, debut against Trevor Smith in the works for UFC Gdansk". Retrieved 2017-08-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  30. ^ Staff (2017-10-11). "Sam Alvey takes late-notice fight at next week's UFC Fight Night 118 event". Retrieved 2017-10-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  31. ^ Staff (2018-03-16). "Sorry, Dublin: UFC heading to Liverpool for first time for UFC Fight Night 130". Retrieved 2018-03-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  32. ^ "UFC Fight Night 130 results: Elias Theodorou outgrinds Trevor Smith in spirited opener". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  33. ^ DNA, MMA. "Zak Cummings vs. Trevor Smith toegevoegd aan UFC Milwaukee card". Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  34. ^ Anderson, Jay (2018-12-15). "UFC Milwaukee Results: Zak Cummings Wins Split Decision Over Trevor Smith". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  35. ^ Marcelo Barone (2018-08-14). "UFC sets fight between Rogério Minotouro and Trevor Smith at UFC São Paulo". Sportv (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  36. ^ a b Redactie. "Undefeated Alonzo Menifield meets Trevor Smith during UFC Washington". Retrieved 2019-09-25.(in Dutch)
  37. ^ Redactie. "Again short notice for Makhmud Muradov, this time against Trevor Smith in Washington". Retrieved 2019-11-09.(in Dutch)
  38. ^ "Video: Makhmud Muradov sends Trevor Smith's mouthpiece flying with brutal knockout". MMA Junkie. 2019-12-07. Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  39. ^ "Trevor Smith | UFC". Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  40. ^ "". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-04-27. External link in |title= (help)
  41. ^ Big 12 wrestling tournament at Iowa State (2004)
  42. ^ History of WA College All-Americans Dave Gilbertson (
  43. ^ "Trevor". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-09-24.

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