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"King Kage"

Devonte Smith

Lightweight Division

11-4-0 (W-L-D)

10

Wins by Knockout

7

First Round Finishes

Devonte Smith

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Devonte Smith's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Cleveland, United States
Fighting style
MMA
Age
28
Height
69.00
Weight
156.00
Octagon Debut
Nov. 10, 2018
Reach
76.00
Leg reach
41.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2015
     
  • Has won seven of his last nine
     
  • Ten wins by KO, one by submission (Triangle)
     
  • Has March 2018 win over UFC vet Justin Edwards (KO in 1:30)
     
  • Seven first round finishes

UFC History
UFC 272
(3/5/22) Smith lost a three round split decision to Ludovit Klein 
UFC Fight Night (10/2/21) Smith was stopped by Jamie Mullarkey via TKO at 2:51 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (2/6/21) Smith defeated Justin Jaynes via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 3:38 of the second round
UFC 241 (8/17/19) Smith was stopped by Khama Worthy via strikes at 4:15 of the first round
UFC 234 (2/9/19) Smith stopped Dong Hyun Ma via strikes at 3:53 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/10/18) Smith knocked out Julian Erosa at :46 of the first round

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 2
Week eight
(8/7/18) Smith knocked out Joe Lowry at 2:52 of the first round

 

Q&A

TRAINING: Wake up, morning practice at 9, train till 1 or 2, then go to strength and performance. Train for an hour, rest for 3 hours, then back to training at 5:30. I don’t leave the gym until 9 or so.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I wanted to start fighting since I was 14. I remember watching PRIDE re-runs with my older brother. I saw Quinton “Rampage” Jackson slam a guy and KO him. After that I wanted to fight.
What ranks and titles have you held? I have an amateur title at 155 and I have the V3 and Iron Tiger Series titles.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would mean everything. It would mean I’m turning dreams into reality, and when I get this contract it’s only the beginning for me.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to school to become an engineer but I found out that wasn’t my calling.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a CDL holder, so I drove semi trucks that carried construction material around Ohio, but I had to take the material off the truck manually. I carried dry wall, mud, steel, ceiling tiles, concrete, etc. up and down stairs. Then after a 10-12 hr shift I would go to practice.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I was 7-2-1 as an amateur - all finishes
Favorite Striking technique: Punching until the ref screams “Stop.”