Jordan Smith is in many places viewed a top middleweight prospects. Several places I looked at MMA prospects had Smith as one of the top up and coming middleweights. His impressive 10-0 record would seem to justify that. While Smith trains primarily in Utah, he also trains some with the Blackhouse gym in Los Angeles with the likes of the Nogueira brothers, Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida and Junior Dos Santos.
Some rumors began to buzz that Smith got beat in the show’s elimination round. He posted something on Facebook about being “knocked out for the first time”. However, the message was deleted and he has not been active on Facebook since.
Smith is one of the 16 best fighters on the cast and should make it in the house, but matchups will be key. I really believe Smith could be a solid prospect and if the rumors of him losing are false he is one to keep your eye on. I don’t think Smith will win the show, but I think he has the talent to have a UFC career.
Looking at Jordan’s record it looks as though he has a good submission game and should have the skills to compete. We’ll see how he is match up in the house.
Prediction: In the TUF house, but loses in first round.
Smith’s Last 5 Fights
|11/20/09||Bristol Marunde||Throwdown Showdown||Win (Triangle Rd. 1)|
|2/20/09||Sean O’Connell||Throwdown Showdown||Win (RNC in Rd. 1)|
|11/14/08||Jeremy Peterson||Horn’s Elite Fight Night 5||Win (TKO in Rd. 2)|
|6/28/08||Rich Guerin||MAX MMA||Win (RNC in Rd. 1)|
|6/7/08||Booker DeRousse||Take That 1||Win (RNC in Rd. 1)|