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Jimmy Smith (born September 2, 1977) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is the co-host of the television show Fight Quest, with Doug Anderson, on the Discovery Channel.[1] He was primarily trained in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. [2]

Early life Edit

Smith grew up outside of Fresno, California. His grandfather was a boxer in the United States Army. Smith began his fighting career during high school on the wrestling team. He studied history at UCLA and he participated in a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu club there. After graduating in 2000 he became a seventh-grade mathematics teacher.

Smith has earned a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu purple belt and holds various Brazilian Jiu-jitsu titles, including the Joe Moreira Tournament Lightweight Champion, Copa Pacifica Welterweight Champion, the Cleber Luciano Tournament Welterweight Champion and the Paragon Tournament Champion. Smith also placed third in the Southern California Submission Pro-Am and the 2003 Gracie Open. He fought in his first pro fight with Team Punishment of Huntington Beach, California, in 2001.

MMA Edit

On May 12, 2006 he defeated Jason Chambers (host of Human Weapon) by submission.[3] On December 17, 2007, Smith appeared on the Carson Daly show with Fight Quest co-host Doug Anderson.

Smith is also currently working as a color commentator for the M-1 Challenge fight series which matches teams of fighters from various countries against one another over a television season. He served as color commentator for the Affliction: Day of Reckoning show January 24, 2009.[4]

MMA record Edit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location
Win 5-1 United States flag Jason Chambers Submission (Heel Hook) Pangea Fights 1: The Beginning 02006-
May
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May 12, 2006
1 1:55 United States flag Hollywood, California
Loss 4-1 United States flag Andy Wang Decision (Split) Total Fighting Alliance 2 02006-
April
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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April 7, 2006
3 5:00 United States flag Carson, California
Win 4-0 United States flag Vince Gooseman Submission (Armbar) KOTC: Flash Point 02005-
September
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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September 23, 2005
1 2:50 United States flag San Jacinto, California
Win 3-0 United States flag Mario Ackerbert Submission (Armbar) Gladiator Challenge 36: Proving Grounds 02005-
April
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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April 9, 2005
1 3:25 United States flag California
Win 2-0 England flag James Wilks Submission (Kneebar) KOTC 37: Hitmaster 02004-
August
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August 6, 2004
1 1:40 United States flag San Jacinto, California
Win 1-0 United States flag Matt Stansell Decision King of the Cage 31 02003-
December
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December 6, 2003
2 5:00 United States flag San Jacinto, California

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