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Jordan “Mata Ele” Smith

Jordan's biggest fans - his dad (Mike) and his brother (Jake)

    In 2007, Jordan attended an amateur MMA event with his brother and some friends in St. Louis. He immediately determined that MMA would be his new sport. He found a place to train, "The Fight Factory" in Edwardsville, Illinois, headed by Boyd Ballard. Within a few months Boyd determined that Jordan was ready to start his career and they scheduled a fight. Jordan's first scheduled opponent pulled a no show, but on June 15, 2007 Jordan stepped into the cage for the first time. Alex May was the opponent and after just 19 seconds Alex was out by TKO. Jordan went on to win 4 more amateur fights in 5 months, culminating with a 4 fighter tournament win to take home the Michigan Fight League LHW belt.

     In the fall of 2007, Jordan took a job teaching 7th Grade Science in northern Utah, where he began training under Aldo Orregia, Gustavo Rodrigues, and others at One Hit MMA. He took the step from Amateur to Professional and quickly became the top LHW in Utah after 9 straight victories (see his record for fight details). Jordan developed a habit of ending fights in the first round.

     Jordan Richard Smith was born on Dec 25, 1984 in the city of Angeles, Republic of the Philippines at the United States Military Air Base, Clark Air Base. He is a former Collinsville, IL High School football standout and made the Illinois Coaches All State Team in the 2002-2003 school year. He went on to play NAIA football at McKendree University in Illinois before he was introduced to the world of MMA. Jordan loves the violence of the both sports and is never happier than after giving or receiving an enormous hit.