The American who won over the crowd at Bitetti Combat in Brazil

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Jordan and Soldado had the fight of the night. Photo: Carlos Ozório.

With fifteen wins, just one loss and one draw, Jordan Smith took unwary spectators by surprise with his stellar showing at Bitetti Combat 8 last Saturday. His opponent, Mario Soldado, added extra value to the American’s triumph, as it was the fight of the night.

During the bout, both came close to finishing. Jordan managed some takedowns, while Mario nearly got the tapout with a snug triangle. IN the final round Jordan launched an all-out attack looking for a conclusive ending, which came in the form of a rear-naked choke.

A science teacher by day, Jordan has been consistently climbing the ranks in the rings and cages, and now the Jorge “Joinha” Guimarães-managed fighter wants a shot at the UFC.

“I’ve trained with Gustavo Rodrigues from Brazil in Utah for three years and now I’m at Black House. I’ve been wanting to visit Brazil for some time and fighting here is a dream come true. Fighting here was a great opportunity,” the fighter told

Jordan had the grit to come back after the second round. Photo: Carlos Ozório.

On his fight, Jordan was glad to know the crowd liked it and considered it the best fight of the night.

“Muito obrigado!” he said in Portuguese. “I’m glad to have had a great fight and put on a show for the Brazilian public.”

On his future, the fighter now wants a chance in the big leagues, at Dana White’s promotion.

“I definetely have my eyes on the UFC. I hope to win a few more fights and then I’ll be ready for it,” he says in finishing.

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