Jimmy Smith

Jun 1, 2021 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: James Smith
Date of birth: September 2, 1977
Born: Fresno, California


– Between December 2003 and May 2006, Smith competed in 6 professional MMA bouts, winning 4 by submission, one by unanimous decision and losing one by split decision
– Smith got an audition for Fight Quest a week after his last fight and got the job. Smith hosted Fight Quest for 2 seasons with Doug Anderson. It last aired on October 3, 2008.
– In 2010, Smith started to be the color commentator for Bellator in season 2 after their TV-deal agreements with Fox Sports Net, NBC and Telemundo.
– On December 28, 2017, Bellator announced that they have parted ways with Smith after a 7-year run.
– On January 12, 2018, Smith signed with the UFC.
– On January 1, 2019, Smith revealed that UFC did not renew his contract as a commentator.
– On March 8, 2019, it was announced that Smith joined Invicta FC as a commentator.
– On May 26, 2021, WWE named Smith as play-by-play commentator for Monday Night Raw, replacing Adnan Virk.

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