Anthony Smith 2021: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements
Anthony Smith is one of the best fighters in the UFC light heavyweight division. He is an American mixed martial artist and has been a professional fighter since 2008. As of 2021, he sits at #6 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings.
Anthony Smith: UFC Career
Anthony Smith's journey inside the UFC has seen several ups and downs. Nevertheless, Anthony "Lionheart" Smith has repeatedly proven why he is one of the best fighters in the world today. Smith's MMA journey started way back in February 2008.
In a career spanning more than a decade, 'Lionheart' has picked up notable wins over the likes of Rashad Evans, Mauricio Rua, Alexander Gustafsson, Hector Lombard, Volkan Oezdemir, among others. At just 33, Smith is far from done and hopes to pick up the UFC's light-heavyweight championship one day.
His last fight was against Jimmy Crute on April 24, 2021, at UFC 261, where he claimed a first-round T/KO victory. Now, Smith will clash against a rising UFC prospect in Ryan Spann on September 18, 2021, at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann.
He holds a record of 10-6 in his UFC career.
Anthony Smith vs Jon Jones
"Lionheart" announced his move to the light-heavyweight division after suffering a stoppage loss against Thiago Santos in the middleweight division. Smith picked up three straight victories to land a title shot against the then light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
While Jones dominated the better part of the entire fight, Smith showed grit and durability. Furthermore, he had the opportunity to hand Jones a loss after an illegal knee in the fourth round. However, he decided to continue and was praised by fight fans around the world as well as his opponent.
Anthony Smith: Achievements
In the UFC, Smith has picked up five "Performance of the Night" bonus awards, and one "Fight of the Night" award. He is a former CFCC and VFC middleweight champion of the world. He holds a stellar record of 35-16-0 in his MMA career.
Anthony Smith: Fighting Style
Smith has a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has a Black belt in the discipline. However, 'Lionheart' likes to keep the fight on the feet and never shies away from engaging in a dogfight.
Anthony Smith: Net Worth and Salary 2021
Smith has an estimated net worth of over $2.5 million, as per the Media Referee. As of September 2021, he has earned approximately over $2,205,400 (per The Sports Daily). In his fight against Devin Clark in 2020, he earned a whopping $325,000. His biggest paycheck ($380,000) came from his title fight against Jon Jones in 2019.
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|Born||July 26, 1988|
|Country||The United States of America|
|Hometown||Corpus Christi, United States|
|Wins by Stoppage (Submissions & KO/TKO)||32 (19 T/KO & 13 Submissions)|
|Weight / Division||205 lbs / Light Heavyweight|
|Active Win Streak||2|
|Estimated Net Worth||$2.5 Million|
|Trains At||Mick Doyle's Kickboxing|