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

Posted on December 7, 2010 by admin

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 GRACIEMAG.com.

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.

Bitetti Combat 8 - 100 Years of Corinthians

Bitetti Combat Nordeste

December 4, 2010

Alfredo Schurig Stadium,
Sao Paulo, Brazil



Match Winner                   Loser                       Method                                Round        Time

1        Antonio Glaristone  Eduardo Santos        TKO (Shoulder Injury)                   2            1:00   

2        Matheus Serafim    Tomas Saldiva          TKO (Punches)                            2            4:57   

3        Luciano Correa       Eneas Goncalves      TKO (Rib Injury)                           1            3:00   

4        Cristiano Marcello    Guido Canetti          Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)      1            1:52   

5        Viscardi Andrade     Flavio Alvaro            KO (Punches)                             1            0:34   

6        Thiago Goncalves    Eiji Ishikawa             Decision (Unanimous)                   3            5:00   

7        Jordan Smith          Mario Sartori            Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)      3            4:52   

8        Paulo Filho             Yuki Sasaki              Decision (Unanimous)                    3            5:00   

9        Glover Teixeira       Daniel Tabera           Decision (Unanimous)                    3            5:00   


Bitetti Combat: Glover and Paulão prevail

by Carlos Eduardo Ozório — December 5, 2010.

Without a doubt, the fight of the night was the USA’s Jordan Smith against Mario Soldado. Each landed strikes to the other in lively standup exchanges. Smith managed knockdowns in his favor but Soldado replied with damaging strikes of his own. At the end of the second round, Soldado nearly finished with a triangle, in a bloody fight. A hard nut to crack, the American charged in full steam in the final round. He landed numerous strikes, made it to back mount, and finished with a rear-naked choke, to the applauding crowd’s delight, his manager Jorge “Joinha” Guimarães grinning from ear to ear.