UFC Dublin Preview – Tor Troeng vs. Trevor Smith


With just days to go until UFC Dublin we here at SevereMMA want to get you more familiar with some of the fighters on show with a series of profiles on each bout. From first prelim to the main event this card is full of quality mixed matrial artists with interesing careers. Next up is the middleweight bout between Tor Troeng and Trevor Smith.

Tor Troeng

Nickname: The Hammer
Twitter: @ThorTheHammer
Record: 16 wins, 5 losses, 1 draw
Age: 31
Height: 6’2”
Notable wins: Rodney Moore (April 2008), Mats Nilsson (May 2012)
Notable losses: Thales Leites (October 2010), Rafael Natal (September 2013)
Facts and Stats: Member of Team Sonnen on TUF 17, 6 career submission wins, 6 career knockout wins.
Strengths: Aggression, chin, knockout power in both hands.
Weaknesses: Defensive wrestling, speed.
Keys to victory: Keep the fight on the feet, make the fight a striking battle, use size.

Trevor Smith

Nickname: Hot Sauce
Twitter: @trevorsmithmma
Record: 11 wins, 5 losses
Age: 33
Height: 6’2”
Notable wins: TJ Cook (November 2011), Brian Houston (January 2014)
Notable losses: Tim Kennedy (January 2012), Thales Leites (April 2014)
Facts and Stats: Strikeforce veteran, 9 of his 11 career wins have come via submission, only gone the distance twice
Strengths: High level experience, wrestling, submissions.
Weaknesses: Striking, takedown set ups, speed.
Keys to victory: Get the fight to the floor, attack with submissions, avoid the power.

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