Anthony “Lionheart” Smith's Professional MMA debut
Smith made his professional debut against Dave Moran on February 29, 2008, fighting on the regional circuit.
He made a winning start to his career, defeating Dave Moran who carried a 0-0-0 professional MMA record into the fight.
Anthony Smith beat Dave Moran by Submission at 1:19 of Round 2.
Anthony “Lionheart” Smith's Ultimate Fighting Championship Career
Smith made his debut in the UFC against Antônio Braga Neto on June 8, 2013, fighting on the preliminary card of UFC on FUEL TV 10: Nogueira vs. Werdum 2 having compiled a 18-9-0 professional MMA record.
Anthony Smith lost to Antônio Braga Neto by Submission at 1:52 of Round 1.
Since his debut, Smith has gone on to fight a total of 18 more times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 11-7-0.
Outside the UFC
After his UFC stint, Smith took his next fight at VFC on December 14, 2013, fighting against Josh Neer on the co-main event of VFC 41.
Anthony Smith lost to Josh Neer by Submission at 3:38 of Round 3.
Return to Ultimate Fighting Championship
After 8 fights outside of the promotion, Smith returned to the UFC on February 21, 2016, fighting against Leonardo Guimarães on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 83: Cowboy vs. Cowboy.
At the time of his UFC return, his professional MMA record stood at 25-11-0
Anthony Smith beat Leonardo Guimarães by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.
Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Light Heavyweight Championship loss to Jon Jones
Smith lost his 1st light heavyweight title challenge, losing to Jon Jones on March 2, 2019 at UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith.
Anthony Smith lost to Jon Jones by Decision at 5:00 of Round 5.
When was Anthony Smith's last win?
Smith's last win came against Ryan Spann at UFC Fight Night on Saturday September 18, 2021. Anthony Smith beat Ryan Spann by Submission at 3:47 of Round 1. Anthony Smith took home an extra bonus after being awarded with Performance of the Night.