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 Oreggia, 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 at http://www.jordansmithmma.com ). Jordan developed a habit of ending fights in the first round. He ended all but three of his pro fights in the 1st round. Two of the other three opponents made it to the second round.
On June 28th 2008 Jordan fought veteran pro Rich
Guerin and won his first pro Champion Belt by rear-naked chock hold at
4:16 into the first round. Then on June 6th 2009, At the top of his
career in Utah (The reigning Throwdown Elite LHW Champion)
Jordan fought Richard Hale to a draw after 5 pounding rounds. Jordan
dropped weight classes to Middleweight (185lbs) and fought IFL veteran
Bristol Marunde. Jordan submitted Bristol in the first round and is now
looking to move up the ladder into the world of the UFC.
Jordan has since began a professional relationship with Black House MMA, training with great fighters, most recently with Jose Aldo. Black House MMA has fighters such as Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, Jose Aldo, Paulo Filho, Minotauro Nogeira.
Cheer Jordan on as he progresses in his career. The One Hit MMA family is very proud of Jordan and his accomplishments. Come train with Jordan here at One Hit MMA and Yes he will sign autographs. ;)
Props to www.jordansmithmma.com
http://www.onehitmma.com for training schedule and contact.