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Maurice Smith

Updated: 2008-11-03
Maurice Smith


Country USA Age 55
Club Height 188 cm / 6'2"
Style Kickboxing Weight 100 kg / 220 lbs
Categories WGP

# WKC Light-Heavyweight World Champion (1983) # WKA World Kickboxing Heavyweight Champion (1983) # ISKA World [Muay Thai] Heavyweight Champion (1996) # K-1 WORLD GP 2001 Primary USA tournament winner

Results Total Win KOs Loss Draw
K1 Fights 0 0 0 0 0
Other Fights 0 0 0 0 0


Maurice "Mo" Smith (born December 13, 1961) is first and foremost a kickboxer with a great career in kickboxing, before he crossed over to MMA. He won his first professional world title in 1983 for the W.K.C. World Kickboxing Council against then World Light-Heavyweight champoin Tony Morelli out of Canada, in Hawaii for his title, Maurice won in the seventh round with a kick knock-out, then later that year he won another title for the W.K.A. World Kickboxing Association for their Heavyweight title against then champion out of Mexico, Travis Everett with low kicks KO. Then he went almost 10 years undefeated. He is a member of Team Alliance and has a professional MMA record of 11-9-0 as of November 17, 2000. In 1997, he defeated Mark Coleman via unanimous decision after two overtimes to win the Ultimate Fighting Championship Heavyweight Championship. He successfully defended his belt against David L. Abbott via strikes, before losing his belt to Randy Couture, via by judge's decision. He is now a coach for the Seattle Tiger Sharks of the International Fight League.

On May 19, 2007 Maurice Smith had his first MMA bout in almost seven years when he defeated Marco Ruas by TKO at an International Fight League show held in Chicago.

On February 23, 2008 at a Strikeforce event entitled Strikeforce: At The Dome which was held at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington Smith defeated kickboxer Rick Roufus, who was making his MMA debut, by submission at 1:53 of the first round.



* Professional kickboxing
o Pro kickboxing record :75 Fights 62 Wins (45 KOs), 9 Losses, 4 Draws
o WKC Light-Heavyweight World Champion (1983)
o WKA World Kickboxing Heavyweight Champion (1983)
o ISKA World [Muay Thai] Heavyweight Champion (1996)
o K-1 WORLD GP 2001 Primary USA tournament winner

* Professional Mixed Martial Arts
o UFC 14 Winner
o UFC 15 Winner
o Battlecades Extreme Fighting 3 winner
o Battlecades Extreme Fighting 4 winner

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