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Jordan “Mata Ele” Smith

Jordan Smith defeats Bristol Marunde

with a Triangle Choke

2:52 into the first round.

Throwdown Showdown V "Homecoming"

Friday, November 20, 2009  



By Amy Donaldson
Published Saturday, Nov 21, 2009 12:15am MST

...Fan favorite Jordan "They Call Me Mister" Smith used plenty of Jujitsu and stayed undefeated by earning a win with the triangle strangle-hold against his opponent, Bristol Marunde.

Smith said he wasn't planning to use so much Jujitsu.

"It's hard for me to switch from punching, but he slammed me so many times, I said, 'Alright then, it's time for Jujitsu,' " said Smith, who is a seventh-grade science teacher in the Davis School District. "He usually stays standing until he gets in trouble. ... Usually I want to fight standing up. I want to knock people out."

Throwdown Showdown V "Homecoming"

Date:  Friday, November 20, 2009  

Time:  Doors Open 5:30 pm
Undercard 6:00 pm
Main Card 7:00 pm  

Location:  McKay Event Center
Orem, UT

Tickets can be purchased at ThrowdownETC, or by phone : (800) 745-3000. For VIP ticket info call Kevin at (801) 361-1924 or email

There has never been a card of this caliber in Utah. The main event features Brandon Melendez, an Ultimate Fighter standout vs long time UFC favorite Josh Burkman. Burkman barely lost a close decision to the guy fighting GSP for the title. This is a grudge match that I am amazed we actually put together.

It also includes UFC Veteran Derek Downey against WEC standout David Terrel.

The much anticipated rematch for the title between Showdown Champion Rad Martinez and the always entertaining Razor Sharp. Their last match ended in a controversial decision and Razor has been waiting for this chance to avenge that loss.

The undefeated, head hunting, science teacher, and Showdown Champ Jordan Smith will fight IFL vet Bristol Marunde.

The always amazing, Siler looks to hold onto his title against Sport Fight Champ Enoch Wilson.

This card also features two UVU wrestlers that are monsters in the cage and both undefeated. Brock Jardine has been destroying people!! And is 7-0!!! Dayne, Boogie, Eddie and Cam are always some of the most entertaining fighters in the game.

We also have our first Woman bout. The beautiful and talented Muay Thai fighter Tandi Schaeffer has her first MMA fight against a game opponent from Foley's gym in Ogden.

Sean Whalen has KO'd both his opponents in the first minute.

This really is a show that you are not gonna want to miss.

UFC vet Josh Burkman returns at Throwdown Showdown V: rising prospect Jordan Smith also in action

Orem, UT - A battle of former UFC reality show stars headlines Thrown down Showdown five as season two contestant Josh Burkman takes on season five cast member Brandon Melendez.

Coming off successful back surgery Burkman ended his UFC stint on a three fight losing streak dropping bouts to Mike Swick, Dustin Hazelett and Pete Sell. The 29 year old Burkman is 18-8 overall with a 5-4 record inside of the UFC.

Melendez holds a 22-14 overall mark while dropping a submission loss to Joe Lauzon in his lone UFC fight

Utah's top MMA prospect Jordan Smith will take to the cage versus former IFL fighter Bristol Marunde. At 24 year old Smith was widely considered one of the top local MMA prospects at light heavyweight. Now moving down to 185 pounds for the foreseeable future Smith boasts a 9-0-1 professional MMA record.

Coming off a five round title fight with top Arizona Prospect Richard Hale, a win over a fighter with Marunde's resume will go a long way gauging Smith's readiness for a big league call up.

Marunde is currently riding a five winning streak that began following a loss to Benji Radach in June 2007.

Youth and aggressiveness are two of Smith's stronger traits inside the cage. Smith is currently slotted in at number eight in the Ultmma50; a pound for pound list of the top 50 unsigned fighters in all of mixed martial arts.

Below is the press release and fight card:

The Main Event features two local, MMA super stars! UFC Veteran Josh "The Peoples Warrior" Burkman will face Ultimate Fighter Season 5 contestant Brandon "The Murderer" Melendez! Burkman is coming off a 13 month layoff due to back surgery and is ready to battle his way back to the UFC ranks, with his first stop, Showdown V! Melendez is also looking to get back to the UFC, and is looking at Burkman as his stepping stone to the big show!

Featured bouts on the card include UFC veteran, and Utah County's own Derek "The Gentleman" Downey versus WEC superstar Dave Terrel. Undefeated (12-0) Davis County school teacher Jordan Smith will go toe to toe with the IFL's 185 lb runner up, Bristol Marunde. At 155lb a long awaited Title re-match between Champion Rad Martinez and Steven "Razor" Sharp, both local favorites with a match that has been simmering for over a year!

Our Featherweight Title match will feature defending Champion "Super" Steven Siler versus Sport Fight champ Enoch Wilson. This event features 5 other awesome matchups, including Showdown's first Female match that pits Throwdown's own Tandi Ogden-Schaeffer versus Davis County's Brittney Schmit.

This will no doubt be the biggest Showdown card to date! Attendance is expected to surpass 6000 spectators, and should be the largest sporting event in the state outside of the Jazz, and College football!

Tickets are available at smithstix.com locations and the McKay Event Center Box Office. For more info visit: www.throwdownetc.com.

For press passes or athlete interviews call 801-403-7210 or griffen@throwdownetc.com.

Main Event 180lbs
Josh "the Peoples Warrior" Burkman, UT 18-8 vs. Brandon "the Murderer" Melendez, UT 14-12

Lightweight Title Match 155lbs
Champion - Rad Martinez, UT 4-1 vs. Steven "Razor" Sharp

Featherweight Title Match 145lbs
Champion - "Super" Steven Siler, UT 11-5 vs. Enoch Wilson, OR 12-6

170lbs Derek"The Gentleman" Downey, UT 10-4 vs. "Bionic" Dave Terrel, NV 6-2
185lbs Jordan Smith, UT 11-0 vs. Bristol Marunde, WA 14-6
145 lbs Eddie Pelzcynski, CA 13-5 vs. Camraan Pacheco, UT 4-3
170lbs Brock Jardine, UT 5-0 vs. Logan Hancock, CO 3-1
155lbs Ramsey Nijem, WA 1-0 vs. Lucas Montoya, UT 4-1
155lbs Jamie "Boogie" Anton, UT 8-9 vs. Dave Allred, UT 4-4
170lbs Sean Whalen, UT 1-0 vs. Eduardo Rivera, UT 1-1
130lbs females Tandi Ogden-Schaeffer, UT 0-0 vs. Brittney Schmid, UT 0-0


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