Max Griffin

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Max Griffin (born November 29, 1985) is an American professional mixed martial artist. Griffin currently competes in the Welterweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2009, Griffin has also competed for Tachi Palace Fights, where he was the welterweight champion.

Max Griffin
Born (1985-11-29) November 29, 1985 (age 36)
Santa Barbara, California, United States[1]
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Weight77 kg (170 lb; 12 st 2 lb)
Reach76 in (193 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofSacramento, California, United States
TeamMarinoble's Martial Arts[3]
MMA Gold[4]
TrainerBo Sandoval (strength and conditioning coach)[5]
Dave Marinoble (Marinoble's fighting system)[4][6]
Rank1st degree black belt in Kickboxing[2]
Black belt in Bok Fu[2]
Black belt in Marinoble's fighting system[2]
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout9
By submission2
By decision7
By knockout1
By decision8
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Griffin was born in Santa Barbara, California, United States.[2] He has a black belt in Bok Fu (a blend of Kenpo, Tae-Kwon-Do, and Kung Fu).[7]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Griffin started his MMA career on October 10, 2009. He fought for many promoters, notably Gladiator Challenge, West Coast Fighting Championship, the Warriors Cage, and Tachi Palace Fights in California. He was the former West Coast Fighting Championship welterweight and middleweight champion.[3] Griffin was also the Tachi Palace Fight welterweight champion, and he amassed a record of 12–2 prior joining UFC.[8]

The Ultimate FighterEdit

Griffin was selected as one of the contestants for The Ultimate Fighter 16 in 2012; he lost to Matt Secor and was eliminated during the entry round.[9][5]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Griffin made his promotional debut on August 20, 2016 at UFC 202 against Colby Covington.[5][10] He lost the fight via TKO in the third round.[11][12]

Griffin faced Erick Montano on his next fight at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson on November 5, 2016.[13] He won the fight and claimed his first UFC win via knockout in the first round.[14][15]

Griffin was expected to face Sérgio Moraes on March 11, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum.[16] He was replaced by Davi Ramos as Griffin pulled out of the fight, citing an undisclosed injury.[17][18]

Griffin faced Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos on October 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida.[19] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[20] Despite the loss, Griffin was awarded the Fight of the Night bonus award.[21]

In the last bout of his contract, Griffin faced Mike Perry on February 24, 2018 at UFC on Fox 28.[22][23] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[24]

Griffin faced Curtis Millender on July 7, 2018 at UFC 226.[25] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[26]

Griffin faced Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night 144 on February 2, 2019.[27] He lost the back-and-forth fight via split decision.[28] Conversely, 16 of 18 media outlets scored the bout in favor of Griffin.[29]

Griffin faced Zelim Imadaev on April 13, 2019 at UFC 236.[30] He won the fight via majority decision. Imadaev was deducted a point in the first round for grabbing the fence.[31] After the fight, Griffin signed a new, five-fight contract with the UFC.[32]

Griffin faced Alex Morono on October 12, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 161.[33] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[34]

Griffin faced Alex Oliveira on March 7, 2020 at UFC 248.[35] He lost the back-and-forth fight via split decision.[36]

Griffin faced Ramiz Brahimaj on November 7, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Teixeira.[37] He won the fight via technical knockout due to a doctor stoppage after Brahimaj's ear was split open in round three.[38]

Griffin faced Song Kenan on March 20, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 21.[39] He won the fight via knockout in round one.[40] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[41]

Griffin faced Carlos Condit on July 10, 2021 at UFC 264.[42] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[43]

Griffin faced Neil Magny on March 26, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 33.[44] He lost the fight via split decision.[45]

Personal lifeEdit

Max and his fiancée Anastasia have a son, Tyrus (born 2021).[46]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
27 matches 18 wins 9 losses
By knockout 9 1
By submission 2 0
By decision 7 8
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 18–9 Neil Magny Decision (split) UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Daukaus March 26, 2022 3 5:00 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 18–8 Carlos Condit Decision (unanimous) UFC 264 July 10, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 17–8 Song Kenan KO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Brunson vs. Holland March 20, 2021 1 2:20 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 16–8 Ramiz Brahimaj TKO (doctor stoppage) UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Teixeira November 7, 2020 3 2:03 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 15–8 Alex Oliveira Decision (split) UFC 248 March 7, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 15–7 Alex Morono Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs. Waterson October 12, 2019 3 5:00 Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 15–6 Zelim Imadaev Decision (majority) UFC 236 April 13, 2019 3 5:00 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Loss 14–6 Thiago Alves Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Assunção vs. Moraes 2 February 2, 2019 3 5:00 Fortaleza, Brazil
Loss 14–5 Curtis Millender Decision (unanimous) UFC 226 July 7, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–4 Mike Perry Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens February 24, 2018 3 5:00 Orlando, Florida, United States
Loss 13–4 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida October 28, 2017 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil Fight of the Night.
Win 13–3 Erick Montaño TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson November 5, 2016 1 0:54 Mexico City, Mexico
Loss 12–3 Colby Covington TKO (punches) UFC 202 August 20, 2016 3 2:18 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–2 David Mitchell KO (punch) West Coast FC 16 January 23, 2016 1 0:43 Sacramento, California, United States Catchweight (175 lb) bout.
Win 11–2 Randall Wallace TKO (punch) West Coast FC 15 October 10, 2015 4 1:44 Sacramento, California, United States Defended the WCFC Welterweight Championship.
Loss 10–2 Chidi Njokuani Decision (split) Tachi Palace Fights 23 May 7, 2015 5 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States Lost the TPF Welterweight Championship.
Win 10–1 Ricky Legere Jr. KO (punch) Tachi Palace Fights 21 November 6, 2014 1 3:21 Lemoore, California, United States Won the TPF Welterweight Championship.
Win 9–1 Randall Wallace Submission (rear-naked choke) Tachi Palace Fights 19 June 19, 2014 2 2:20 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 8–1 Waachiim Spiritwolf Decision (split) The Warriors Cage 19 January 25, 2014 3 5:00 Porterville, California, United States Return to Welterweight.
Win 7–1 Fernando Gonzalez Decision (split) West Coast FC 7 November 16, 2013 5 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States Won the WCFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 6–1 Kito Andrew Decision (unanimous) West Coast FC 5 May 3, 2013 5 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States Won the WCFC Welterweight Championship.
Win 5–1 Richard Rigmaden Submission (anaconda choke) West Coast FC 4 January 18, 2013 1 0:56 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 4–1 Justin Baesman Decision (split) West Coast FC: Showdown June 9, 2012 5 5:00 Yuba City, California, United States
Win 4–0 Jaime Jara KO (punch) West Coast FC: Bruvada Bash January 7, 2012 1 0:56 Placerville, California, United States
Win 3–0 Joshua Miranda Decision (unanimous) Gladiator Challenge: Impulse November 13, 2010 3 5:00 Placerville, California, United States
Win 2–0 Aaron Hamilton TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge: Undisputed September 18, 2010 2 2:20 Placerville, California, United States
Win 1–0 Kino Vuittonet TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge: First Strike October 10, 2009 1 0:25 Placerville, California, United States


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Max Griffin". Tapology. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
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  4. ^ a b "UFC signs two new powerful welterweights". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  5. ^ a b c "MAX PAIN: Marinoble's prodigy earns UFC redemption". The Press Tribune Newspaper. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  6. ^ "Marinoble's fighter Griffin wins MMA welterweight pro belt". Auburn Journal. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  7. ^ "What is 'Bok Fu' and which UFC fighter uses it?".
  8. ^ a b "Max Griffin, Willie Gates Score Brutal Knockouts to Capture Titles at Tachi Palace Fights 21". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  9. ^ "Max Griffin Ready to Bring the Pain for a UFC Takeover |". Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  10. ^ a b c "Welterweights Colby Covington, Max Griffin to Meet at UFC 202 on Aug. 20". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  11. ^ "UFC 202 results: Colby Covington punishes Max Griffin on ground for third-round TKO". MMAjunkie. 2016-08-20. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  12. ^ "UFC 202 coverage: Round-by-round recap of each fight". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  13. ^ "Erick Montano gets quick turnaround, meets Max Griffin at UFC Fight Night 98 in Mexico". MMAjunkie. 2016-09-30. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  14. ^ "Erick Montano vs Max Griffin UFC Fight Night 98 Full Fight MMA Video". MMA-Core. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  15. ^ "UFC Fight Night 98 results: Max Griffin brings the 'Pain,' takes out Erick Montano in 54 seconds". MMAjunkie. 2016-11-06. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  16. ^ "Max Griffin vs. Sergio Moraes booked for UFC Fight Night 106 in Fortaleza, Brazil". MMAjunkie. 2017-02-03. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  17. ^ "Max Griffin Announces Withdrawal from UFC Fight Night 106 Bout vs. Sergio Moraes". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  18. ^ "Sergio Moraes now meets Davi Ramos at UFC Fortaleza". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  19. ^ "Three fights added to UFC Sao Paulo". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  20. ^ "UFC Fight Night 119 results: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos outworks Max Griffin in slugfest". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-29. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  21. ^ "UFC Fight Night 119 bonuses: Derek Brunson's decimation of Machida was worth an extra $50,000". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-29. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
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  23. ^ "Max Griffin wants new UFC contract, fight in hometown of Sacramento". 2018-03-16.
  24. ^ "UFC on FOX 28 results: Heavy underdog Max Griffin works over Mike Perry for upset". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-25. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
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  26. ^ "UFC 226 results: Curtis Millender continues streak, proves too much for Max Griffin". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-08. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  27. ^ John Morgan (November 28, 2018). "Thiago Alves vs. Max Griffin targeted for UFC on ESPN+ 2 in Fortaleza".
  28. ^ "UFC Fortaleza results: Gutsy Thiago Alves brawls way to comeback win over Max Griffin". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  29. ^ "Thiago Alves def. Max Griffin:: UFC on ESPN+ 2:: MMA Decisions". Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  30. ^ DNA, MMA (12 March 2019). "Max Griffin treft ongeslagen nieuwkomer Zelim Imadaev tijdens UFC 236 in Atlanta". Retrieved 2019-03-12.
  31. ^ "UFC 236 results: Max Griffin takes home hard-fought decision in Zelim Imadaev grudge match". Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  32. ^ Steven Marrocco (May 6, 2019). "Max Griffin signs new UFC contract, campaigns for UFC on ESPN+ 13 spot".
  33. ^ Morgan, John (2019-08-13). "Max Griffin vs. Alex Morono added to UFC on ESPN+ 19 in Florida". Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  34. ^ Doherty, Dan (2019-10-12). "UFC Tampa Results: Alex Morono Survives Late Push from Max Griffin in Great Fight". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-10-13.
  35. ^ Nolan King and John Morgan (2020-01-07). "Alex Oliveira vs. Max Griffin set for UFC 248 in Las Vegas". Retrieved 2020-01-07.
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  38. ^ Harshman, Heath (2020-11-07). "UFC Vegas 13 Results: Max Griffin Jabs His Way to Gruesome TKO Over Ramiz Brahimaj". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  39. ^ "UFC books Max Griffin vs. Song Kenan for March 20 Fight Night event". MMA Junkie. 2020-12-01. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  40. ^ Doherty, Dan (2021-03-20). "UFC Vegas 22 Results: Max Griffin Overwhelms Song Kenan". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-03-21.
  41. ^ a b "UFC on ESPN 21 Bonuses: Griffin, Yanez, Dawson, Silva Earn Performance Checks". Sherdog. Retrieved 2021-03-21.
  42. ^ Farrah Hannoun and John Morgan (2021-06-03). "Carlos Condit vs. Max Griffin targeted for UFC 264 on July 10". Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  43. ^ McClory, Mike (2021-07-10). "UFC 264 Results: Max Griffin Takes Decision Against Carlos Condit". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-07-11.
  44. ^ Anderson, Jay (2022-01-21). "Max Griffin vs. Neil Magny Targeted for UFC Columbus". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-01-22.
  45. ^ Behunin, Alex (2022-03-26). "UFC Columbus: Neil Magny Survives First Round Knockdown, Takes Split Decision Over Max Griffin". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-03-27.
  46. ^ Max Griffin [@maxpaingriffin] (February 28, 2021). "Tyrus Jax Griffin Born 2/27/21 at 11:36am" – via Instagram.
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