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Leslie Smith Biography | Ufc | Bellator | Bio | Story

Leslie Smith is an American professional female mixed martial artist. She formerly competed in Invicta FC where she was a main card staple of the organization, having fought on the main card four times in the first five shows. She also competed in Bellator Fighting Championships.

Smith fights out of the Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu team and is noted for a similar level of high volume striking and aggressiveness to other members of that camp. Smith most recently competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

A documentary about Smith’s early career, Fight For It, was released in 2012.

Leslie Smith Age | Birthday

August 17, 1982 (age 36) as of 2018.

Leslie Smith Education

Smith has an Associate of Arts degree from Pikes Peak Community College. She played water polo at South Pasadena High School, where she was named All-CIF and team MVP.

Leslie Smith Spouse | Husband

Digging into the personal life of Leslie Smith, she has maintained a low profile regarding her personal life. There is no info available about her spouse, boyfriend or affair. According to sources, she is dating her boyfriend now. They often were seen together in public places. She is popular but not any controversy affected her professional career and personal life. She is not a lesbian at all.

Leslie Smith Residence | House | Home

The fighter resides in Pleasant Hill, California, U.S.

Leslie Divisions

  • Flyweight (2013)
  • Bantamweight
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Smith Rank & Team


Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Cesar Gracie and Alessandro Ferreira.


Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

Leslie Active Years


Smith Project

In 2018, Smith started Project Spearhead, an organization that is attempting to unionize UFC and MMA fighters. Smith also recently gave a speech during a conference for the Economic Policy Institute regarding Project Spearhead.

Leslie Smith Work | Occupation | Career | Job

Invicta FC

Smith entered Invicta Fighting Championships as a prospect with a 3-2 professional mixed martial arts record. She made her debut at Invicta FC 1: Coenen vs. Ruyssen on April 28, 2012. In her first bout with the organization, she fought veteran Kaitlin Young to an exciting draw, earning the Fight of the Night bonus (US$1,500 bonus to each fighter).

Amanda Nunes was scheduled to fight Milana Dudieva at Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann, but Dudieva withdrew from the fight on July 9 due to medical illness and was replaced by Smith. However, on July 20, Smith suffered a hand injury that forced her to also withdraw from the fight. She was then replaced by Raquel Pa’aluhi in the fight with Nunes.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

On April 8, 2014, it was announced that Smith would step in to replace an injured Amanda Nunes against Sarah Kaufman at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale on April 16, 2014. She lost the rematch via unanimous decision.

She faced a lot of opponents.

Smith was scheduled to face Aspen Ladd on April 21, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 128. At the weigh-ins, Ladd weighed in at 137.8 pounds, 1.8 pounds over the bantamweight non-title fight upper limit of 136 pounds. Ladd offered Leslie an additional $5,000 on top of her 20% purse deduction. However, the fight was removed from the card after Smith refused to fight at catchweight. Subsequently, the UFC paid Smith her show and win money but then released her from the promotion.

Bellator MMA

An April 16th, 2019, it was announced that Smith has signed with Bellator MMA.

Championships and accomplishments

  • Kickdown MMA
    Kickdown Women’s Bantamweight (One time)
  • Invicta Fighting Championships
    Fight of the Night (Four times) vs. Kaitlin Young, Sarah Kaufman, Jennifer Maia, Barb Honchak
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Irene Aldana

Leslie Smith Body Measurements

  • Height; 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
  • Weight; 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)

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