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.
|Born||November 29, 1985|
Santa Barbara, California, United States
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lb; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Reach||76 in (193 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Team||Marinoble's Martial Arts |
|Trainer||Bo Sandoval (strength and conditioning coach)|
Dave Marinoble (Marinoble's fighting system)
|Rank||1st degree black belt in Kickboxing |
Black belt in Bok Fu
Black belt in Marinoble's fighting system
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts 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. Griffin was also the Tachi Palace Fight welterweight champion, and he amassed a record of 12–2 prior joining UFC.
The Ultimate FighterEdit
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Griffin faced Erick Montano on his next fight at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson on November 5, 2016. He won the fight and claimed his first UFC win via knockout in the first round.
Griffin was expected to face Sérgio Moraes on March 11, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum. He was replaced by Davi Ramos as Griffin pulled out of the fight, citing an undisclosed injury.
Griffin faced Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos on October 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Despite the loss, Griffin was awarded the Fight of the Night bonus award.
Griffin faced Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night 144 on February 2, 2019. He lost the back-and-forth fight via split decision. Conversely, 16 of 18 media outlets scored the bout in favor of Griffin.
Griffin faced Zelim Imadaev on April 13, 2019 at UFC 236. He won the fight via majority decision. Imadaev was deducted a point in the first round for grabbing the fence. After the fight, Griffin signed a new, five-fight contract with the UFC.
Griffin faced Ramiz Brahimaj on November 7, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Teixeira. He won the fight via technical knockout due to a doctor stoppage after Brahimaj's ear was split open in round three.
Max and his fiancée Anastasia have a son, Tyrus (born 2021).
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- West Coast Fighting Championship
- Tachi Palace Fight
- Tachi Palace Fight Welterweight Champion (One time) vs. Riky Legere 
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|27 matches||18 wins||9 losses|
|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|
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