Saturday, 3 March 2012

Jeremy “The Pitbull” Smith - Fighter Profile

Jeremy Smith is aptly named “The Pitbull” after his aggressive, tenacious fighting style. 

At 17, Smith got involved in Muay Thai and excelled, becoming the amateur SA Kickboxing and Thai Boxing champion. Smith progressed into MMA and enjoyed remarkable success and used his strength and stand-up pedigree to blast through opponents.

Smith quickly created an impressive MMA record and earned notable wins over top South African MMA athletes Adam Speechly and Martin van Staden. Smith then won a contract from XFC USA to compete in the promotion, he took the opportunity and managed to defeat both his international opponents in the States. 

In 2011, Smith returned to South Africa and began his quest to become the EFC Africa Middleweight champion. In June he defeated the only man to have beaten him professionally, Liam Cleland, in brutal fashion to earn himself a title shot against Garreth “Soldierboy” McLellan.

On 2 March 2012, in the biggest MMA event to grace our African continent, Jeremy Smith managed to defeat Garreth McLellan via fourth round guillotine choke to become the current EFC Africa Middleweight champion. The Pitbull is currently on an 11 fight winning streak.

Jeremy Smith is one of South Africa’s most experienced MMA athletes, having fought in many promotions both locally and overseas and defeated some of the biggest names in South African MMA.

Jeremy Smith stats
Nickname: The Pitbull
Age: 27
Height: 5’10” (177cm)
Weight: 84 Kg
Weight division: Middleweight
Stance: Othadox
Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fight team: Gorilla Warfare
Twitter profile: @PitbullSmithMMA

Jeremy Smith fight stats
All time stats – 11 wins, 1 losses
EFC Stats – 2 wins ,0 losses (1 KO, 1 Sub)

Jeremy Smith EFC fights
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Liam Cleland
TKO (Knee and Punches)
EFC Africa 9

Jeremy Smith Fighting Achievements
2012 – EFC Africa Middleweight Champion
2010 - Winning a 5 fight / 2 year contract with XFC USA to fight overseas
Amateur SA Kickboxing and Muay Thai Champion

Jeremy Smith MMA South Africa Awards

Jeremy Smith ranks achieved

Jeremy Smith Articles 
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