July 10th 2017
Name – Jesse Smitherman
Nickname – The Apache
Weight – 145-175 Pounds
Record – 3 Wins 0 Losses
Team – Bushido Mixed Martial Arts
SFCL and The Fighting Monkeys MMA Madness present The National Amateur Spotlight.
Representing Bushido mixed martial arts, this is Jesse “The Apache” Smitherman. Jesse stands 5’11 and competes anywhere from 145-170lbs. Jesse comes to us from Westland, Michigan, and is relatively new to mixed martial arts, with only 3 fights. However, in 3 fights, Jesse has 3 first round knockouts, totaling in just over a minute of cage time, making him 3-0, with 21, 34, and 18 second wins. Jesse is also a BJJ blue belt and #5 ranked welterweight in Michigan by tapology.com.
Jesse credits his native heritage for his martial arts journey. “Being Native American, I’ve always had the fighting spirit in me. So, when I saw Anderson Silva beat the brakes off Forrest Griffin, the fire was lit”. Jesse has his first title fight, July 14th, at the Southgate Civic Center, as he faces off with Mike Glenn for the WXC lightweight belt.
Contributing Writer – Conrad “The Influence” Loucks