Anthony Smith

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.

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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.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 28: Anthony Smith reacts after submitting Devin Clark in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at UFC APEX on November 28, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

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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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 28: (L-R) Anthony Smith attempts to submit Devin Clark in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at UFC APEX on November 28, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

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NicknameLionheart
BornJuly 26, 1988
Age33
CountryThe United States of America
HometownCorpus Christi, United States
Wins by Stoppage (Submissions & KO/TKO)32 (19 T/KO & 13 Submissions)
Height6' 4"
Weight / Division205 lbs / Light Heavyweight
Reach76"
Leg Reach44"
MMA Record35-16-0
Active Win Streak2
Estimated Net Worth$2.5 Million
Trains AtMick Doyle's Kickboxing
Kids3
Marital StatusMarried

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