Trevor Smith
Hot Sauce
Falls to superior striker
MiddleweightUFC
December 15, 2018
Smith lost to Zak Cummings via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC on Fox 31 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Smith generally prefers to make a fight ugly in the clinch but perhaps due to the grappling credentials of his opponent, opted to stand and strike for most of the fight. "Hot Sauce" was able to land his share of counter shots in the exchanges but simply didn't have the fluidity and crispness of Cummings on the feet. Smith can be tough to deal with when he is grinding on opponents but it's unlikely that he will be winning many kickboxing-heavy fights in the future. Smith falls to 15-9 in professional MMA as a result of the loss.
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Drops unanimous decision in opening bout of UFC Fight Night from England
MiddleweightUFC
May 27, 2018
Smith was defeated by Elias Theodorou via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Sunday in Liverpool.
ANALYSIS
This fight played into Smith's hands. He expected Theodorou to try to keep his distance and use counter-striking, but "The Spartan" was willing to play Smith's game and engage in the clinch. Surprisingly, Smith was unable to get may takedowns, and when he was successful the Canadian was able to quickly get back to his feet. Smith was also out-struck in the clinch as Theodorou continuously found a home for an uppercut from the clinch. Smith seemed to be wearing down Theodorou in the second round, but then the wrestler started to tire himself. Both fighters showed great heart, but "The Spartan" had the advantage in almost every clinch exchange with "Hot Sauce." Smith was unable to impose his will with takedowns and top pressure which led to his unanimous decision loss.
Booked for UFC Liverpool
MiddleweightUFC
March 21, 2018
Smith (undisclosed) will take on Elias Theodorou in a middleweight matchup at UFC Liverpool on May 27.
ANALYSIS
A veteran of the sport since the Strikeforce days, Smith is 3-1 in his last three UFC bouts. At 37 years old, his window for a deep run may be closing, but a win over the younger Theodorou could help make a case for a spot near the bottom of the rankings. The problem with this matchup for Smith is that he tends to lean on his grappling, and Theodorou has yet to be submitted in 16 professional fights. Theodorou hasn't displayed a ton of knockout power of late, however, so Smith should at least be able to hang around. The two fighters combined have went to the judges in their past nine fights, so don't count on a big stoppage bonus when setting your lineups.
Taken off card for next Saturday's bout
MiddleweightUFC
October 11, 2017
Smith (undisclosed) will not face Ramazan Emeev at UFC Fight Night 118 on October 21.
ANALYSIS
It appears as though Smith is dealing with an undisclosed injury and will not be able to make an appearance in Gdansk, according to Jim Edwards of MMAUNO.com. In his place, Sam Alvey will face Emeev, following his defeat of Rashad Evans in Mexico City in early August. Smith's last fight came in May against Chris Camozzi -- which he won by unanimous decision -- but it looks like he will need to take a little time off to recover from whatever injury he sustained within the last couple weeks.
Added against Ramazan Emeev for UFC Gdansk
MiddleweightUFC
September 10, 2017
Smith will face Ramazan Emeev in a middleweight bout at UFC Fight Night 118 on October 21 in Gdansk, Alexander Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Smith has faced off with some of the best middleweight in the UFC. He stepped in for Magnus Cedenblad in May and took down Chris Camozzi in his biggest test to date. It was a great step back on track after dropping the ball against Andrew Sanchez. This next matchup is against a UFC newcomer with seven submission victories, which should be a good test for the skilled grappler.
Dominates Chris Camozzi in Stockholm
MiddleweightUFC
May 28, 2017
Smith defeated Chris Camozzi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) at UFC Fight Night 109 in Stockholm on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
This fight might have been very exciting to watch, but it was a dominant performance from Smith. Camozzi had absolutely no answers for Smith's takedowns and top control. In all three rounds, Smith dragged Camozzi to the ground and peppered him with shots. He was never close to finishing the bout, but the result was never in question. Smith needed this victory to get back on track after dropping his previous bout against Andrew Sanchez.