Maxim Grishin

Maxim Anthony Grishin[1] (born May 2, 1984) is a Russian mixed martial artist and kickboxer who competes in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Grishin was the former M-1 Global Eastern Europe Heavyweight Champion.

Maxim Grishin
BornMaxim Anthony Grishin[1]
(1984-05-02) May 2, 1984 (age 38)
Vyazma, USSR
Other namesMaximus
NationalityRussian
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
DivisionLight Heavyweight (205) (2012 - present)
Heavyweight (265 lb) (2008-2011)
Reach78.0[2] in (198 cm)
StyleArmeyskiy Rukopashniy Boy, Boxing
Fighting out ofStary Oskol, Russia
TeamAkhmat Fight Club
Red Devil Sport Club
Imperial Team
Strong Style Fight Team
RankMaster of Sport in Army Hand-to-hand combat
Years active2008 - present
Kickboxing record
Total2
Wins2
Losses0
Draws0
Mixed martial arts record
Total43
Wins32
By knockout16
By submission6
By decision10
Losses9
By knockout3
By submission3
By decision3
Draws2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

BackgroundEdit

Grishin competes in the heavyweight division, despite weighing around 220 lb,[3] a mere 15 lb over the light heavyweight weight limit. Grishin, therefore, is regarded as a small heavyweight, though he has fast striking ability.[4]

He trains with the Red Devil Sport Club[3] – the training facility of Fedor Emelianenko and other top Russian fighters.[4][5] As part of the Red Devil Sport Club, Grishin has also trained in Stary Oskol at the St. Alexander Nevsky Sport Palace.[6] In the build-up for his intended M-1 Global title fight against Guram Gugenishvili, Grishin trained with Kirill Sidelnikov, Dmitry Samoilov, Viktor Nemkov and Alexei Nazarov.[6] Unfortunately, Grishin was forced to withdraw from the bout with a knee injury that occurred during a national hand-to-hand combat fighting championship in Ufa. Consequently, M-1 Global Americas Champion Kenny Garner gained the opportunity to challenge fight Gugenishvili for the M-1 Heavyweight Challenge Title.[7]

Early careerEdit

Grishin made his professional mixed martial arts debut against Gela Getsadze[8] at the World Pankration Championship.[9] After going the two-round distance, Grishin was declared the winner via unanimous decision.[4] However, that same night, Judo ace Baga Agaev[10] used an armbar to force Grishin to submit just 47 seconds into their match.[3]

M-1 GlobalEdit

Grishin joined M-1 Global in 2009, claiming a TKO victory in his first bout in March of that year.[3] Grishin faced Joaquim Ferreira[11] in Brazil soon after, but lost via north-south choke.[12] Grishin suffered a further loss at the hands of Shane del Rosario[13] in South Korea, defeated by TKO in just 21 seconds.[14]

After a further two wins in the M-1 Global organisation,[3] Grishin appeared for the Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki promotion at KSW 12, where he faced Dawid Baziak.[15] Baziak defeated Grishin via unanimous decision.[16] Returning to M-1 organisation, Grishin joined their Eastern European tournament. His opening round fight was against Gadzhimurad Nurmagomedov,[17] which Grishin won via TKO in round 1[18] to progress to the semi-final. There, Grishin met Arsen Abdulkerimov,[19] again winning via TKO to reach the final.[20]

In the final, Grishin had to face his training partner Alexander Volkov.[6] Despite Volkov's superior record of 7–1, Grishin won the fight via rear naked choke in the opening round.[21] Consequently, Grishin became the M-1 Global Eastern European Heavyweight Champion. As Eastern European Champion, Grishin was scheduled to face Guram Gugenishvili, the Western European Champion,[22] for the inaugural M-1 Global Heavyweight Championship.[6] However, a month before the fight, Grishin withdrew with a knee injury providing M-1 Selection Americas Champion Kenny Garner with an opportunity to challenge for the title.[7]

Grishin faced Joachim Christensen on May 16, 2012 at М-1 Challenge 32 in his light heavyweight debut.[23] He won via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–27).[24] and was due to face Western Europe Champion Guram Gugenishvili[25][22] for the M-1 Global heavyweight title until a knee injury forced his withdrawal.[7]

Fight NightsEdit

Grishin faced Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou in a kickboxing match on February 23 (Defender of the Fatherland Day), 2013 at Fight Nights 10. He won via split (29–28, 28–29, 28–29).[26][27]

Grishin faced Trevor Prangley, gilling in for an injured Mike Kyle, at Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 17 on 30 September 2014.[28] He won the fight via TKO in the second round.[29]

Professional Fighters LeagueEdit

2018 SeasonEdit

Grishin made his PFL debut on June 21, 2018 at PFL 2 (2018 season) against Jason Butcher. Grishin won the fight in the first round after Butcher injured his ankle and foot after falling down. [30]

Grishin then faced Rakim Cleveland on August 2, 2018 at PFL 5 (2018 season). He won the bout via rear-naked choke in the second round. [31]

Having won both of his bouts, Grishin advanced to the Quarter-Finals, where he faced Smealinho Rama on October 13, 2018 at PFL 9 (2018 season). The bout ended in a majority draw after two rounds. However Rama advanced further in the tournament via first round tiebreaker, wherein the winner of the first round advances further. [32]

2019 SeasonEdit

Grishin appeared on the next season, marking the occasion by facing former UFC fighter Jordan Johnson on June 6, 2019 at PFL 3 (2019 season). Grishin won the fight via unanimous decision. [33]

Grishin faced Mikhail Mokhnatkin on August 8, 2019 at PFL 6 (2019 season). He won the fight with ease, knocking Mikhail out early in the first round. [34]

Having won the first two bouts of this season like last one, Grishin would rematch against Jordan Johnson in the Quarterfinals on October 31, 2019 at PFL 9 (2019 season). Just like last season, he would draw with his opponent and be eliminated via the first round tiebreaker. [35]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Grishin made his UFC debut as a replacement for Alexander Romanov against Marcin Tybura on July 11, 2020 at UFC 251. Grishin lost the fight via unanimous decision.[36]

Grishin faced Gadzhimurad Antigulov on October 18, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie.[37] He won the fight via technical knockout in round two.[38]

Grishin faced Dustin Jacoby on February 27, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane.[39] At the weigh-ins, Maxim Grishin weighed in at 210.5 pounds, four and a half pounds over the light heavyweight non-title fight limit of 206 pounds. His bout proceeded at a catchweight and Grishin was fined 30% of his individual purse, which went Dustin.[40] He lost a close bout via unanimous decision. [41]

Grishin was scheduled to face Ovince Saint Preux on June 26, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 190.[42] However, Grishin withdrew from the bout due to visa issues and was replaced by Tanner Boser in a heavyweight bout.[43]

Grishin was expected to face Ed Herman on February 12, 2022 at UFC 271.[44] However, Herman pulled out off the bout and was replaced by William Knight.[45] At the weigh-ins, Knight weighed in at 218 pounds, 12 pounds over the light heavyweight non-title fight limit, marking the biggest weight miss in UFC history.[46] As a result, the bout was shifted to heavyweight and Knight was fined 40% of his purse, which went to Grishin.[47] Grishin won the bout via unanimous decision.[48]

Grishin was scheduled to face Jailton Almeida on May 21, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 206.[49] However, Grishin pulled out due to undisclosed reasons in late April. Almeida decided to move up to heavyweight and will face Parker Porter.[50]

Grishin is scheduled to face Philipe Lins on October 1, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 211.[51]

Championships and AccomplishmentsEdit

Mixed Martial ArtsEdit

  • World Fighting Championship Akhmat
    • WCFA Light Heavyweight Champion (one time)
  • M-1 Global
    • M-1 Selection 2010 Eastern Europe Championships.

Hand-to-hand combatEdit

  • Russian Union of Martial Arts
    • Hand-to-hand combat Russian National Champion.

Kickboxing recordEdit

Kickboxing record
2 win (0 KOs), 0 losses, 0 draws
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time Record
2015-12-26 Win   Stjepan Bekavac WFCA 13: Grozny Battle 9 Grozny, Russia Decision (split) 3 3:00 2-0
2013-02-23 Win   Sokoudjou Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 10 Moscow, Russia Decision (split) 3 3:00 1-0
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
43 matches 32 wins 9 losses
By knockout 16 3
By submission 6 3
By decision 10 3
Draws 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 32–9–2 William Knight Decision (unanimous) UFC 271 February 12, 2022 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States Heavyweight bout; Knight missed weight (218 lb).
Loss 31–9–2 Dustin Jacoby Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane February 27, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (210.5 lb) bout; Grishin missed weight.
Win 31–8–2 Gadzhimurad Antigulov TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie October 17, 2020 2 4:58 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Loss 30–8–2 Marcin Tybura Decision (unanimous) UFC 251 July 12, 2020 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Heavyweight bout.
Draw 30–7–2 Jordan Johnson Draw (majority) PFL 9 October 31, 2019 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 2019 PFL Light Heavyweight Quarterfinal bout.
Win 30–7–1 Mikhail Mokhnatkin KO (punch) PFL 6 August 8, 2019 1 0:48 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 29–7–1 Jordan Johnson Decision (unanimous) PFL 3 June 6, 2019 3 5:00 Long Island, New York, United States
Draw 28–7–1 Smealinho Rama Draw (majority) PFL 9 October 13, 2018 2 5:00 Long Beach, California, United States 2018 PFL Light Heavyweight Quarterfinal bout.
Win 28–7 Rakim Cleveland Submission (rear-naked choke) PFL 5 August 2, 2018 2 4:03 Long Island, New York, United States
Win 27–7 Jason Butcher TKO (leg injury) PFL 2 June 21, 2018 1 1:41 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 26–7 Leonardo Guimarães Decision (unanimous) WFCA 45 February 24, 2018 3 5:00 Grozny, Russia Won the AFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 25–7 Dirlei Broenstrup Decision (unanimous) WFCA 42: Malyutin vs Jacarezinho September 27, 2017 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia
Win 24–7 Matej Batinić KO (head kick) Akhmat Fight Show 34: Battle in Moscow February 25, 2017 3 2:43 Moscow, Russia
Loss 23–7 Magomed Ankalaev TKO (punches) Akhmat Fight Show 30: Grand Prix Akhmat 2016 Finals October 4, 2016 4 1:13 Grozny, Russia For the vacant AFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 23–6 Maxim Futin Decision (unanimous) Akhmat Fight Show 23: Grand Prix Akhmat 2016 June 11, 2016 3 5:00 Grozny, Russia
Win 22–6 Marcin Łazarz Decision (unanimous) Akhmat Fight Show 18: Grand Prix Akhmat 2016 April 9, 2016 3 5:00 Grozny, Russia
Win 21–6 Joaquim Ferreira TKO (punches) WFCA 9: Grozny Battle 6 October 4, 2015 3 3:06 Grozny, Russia Catchweight (212 lb) bout.
Win 20–6 Malik Merad Submission (rear-naked choke) WFCA 3: Grozny Battle 3 June 13, 2015 1 4:43 Grozny, Russia
Win 19–6 Dorian Ilić Submission (arm-triangle choke) WFCA 1: Grozny Battle 1 March 14, 2015 1 3:15 Grozny, Russia
Win 18–6 Trevor Prangley TKO (punches) Fight Nights Global 27: Battle Of Moscow 17 September 30, 2014 2 2:04 Moscow, Russia Catchweight (209 lb) bout; Grishin missed weight.
Win 17–6 Rodney Wallace Decision (split) Driven MMA: One March 1, 2014 3 5:00 Canton, Ohio, United States
Win 16–6 Mário Miranda Decision (unanimous) Fight Nights Global 20: Battle Of Moscow 13 October 27, 2013 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia Catchweight (207.5 lb) bout; Grishin missed weight.
Win 15–6 Ray Lopez Submission (rear-naked choke) NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 9 June 1, 2013 1 4:25 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 14–6 William Hill TKO (punches) NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 12 October 20, 2012 1 3:57 Streetsboro, Ohio, United States
Win 13–6 Joachim Christensen Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 32 May 16, 2012 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia Return to Light Heavyweight.
Loss 12–6 Kenny Garner TKO (submission to punches) M-1 Challenge 27 October 14, 2011 5 4:07 Phoenix, Arizona, United States For the interim M-1 Global Heavyweight Championship.
Win 12–5 Júlio Cézar de Lima TKO (punches) League S-70: Russia vs. Brazil August 5, 2011 1 1:22 Sochi, Russia
Win 11–5 Alan Sobanov KO (punch) SMMAI: Tornado July 8, 2011 1 3:30 Sochi, Russia
Win 10–5 Samir Akhmetov TKO (punches) Sochi MMA International July 5, 2011 1 1:43 Sochi, Russia
Win 9–5 Stanislav Mirzamagomedov Submission (arm-triangle choke) MFT: Fedor Emelianenko Cup May 22, 2011 1 2:32 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Win 8–5 Vladimir Kuchenko TKO (leg kick and punches) M-1 Challenge 25 April 28, 2011 3 3:14 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Loss 7–5 Guram Gugenishvili Submission (rear-naked choke) M-1 Challenge 23 March 5, 2011 1 3:38 Moscow, Russia For the M-1 Global Heavyweight Championship.
Win 7–4 Alexander Volkov Submission (rear-naked choke) M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Finals July 22, 2010 1 2:39 Moscow, Russia Won the M-1 Global Eastern Europe Heavyweight Tournament.
Win 6–4 Arsen Abdulkerimov TKO (punches) M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Round 3 May 28, 2010 1 1:52 Kyiv, Ukraine M-1 Global Eastern Europe Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 5–4 Gadzhimurad Nurmagomedov TKO (punches) M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Round 2 April 10, 2010 1 2:05 Kyiv, Ukraine M-1 Global Eastern Europe Heavyweight Tournament Opening Round.
Loss 4–4 Dawid Baziak Decision (unanimous) KSW 12 December 11, 2009 3 3:00 Warsaw, Poland
Win 4–3 Levan Persaev TKO (knee) M-1 Challenge 20: 2009 Finals December 3, 2009 1 1:56 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 3–3 Dmitry Zabolotny TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 7 October 3, 2009 1 N/A Moscow, Russia
Loss 2–3 Shane del Rosario TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 17 July 4, 2009 1 0:21 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 2–2 Joaquim Ferreira Submission (north-south choke) M-1 Challenge 15 May 9, 2009 1 3:57 São Paulo, Brazil Return to Heavyweight.
Win 2–1 Magomed Umarov TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 1 March 13, 2009 1 N/A Saint Petersburg, Russia Light Heavyweight debut.
Loss 1–1 Baga Agaev Submission (armbar) WAFC: World Pankration Championship 2008 May 24, 2008 1 0:47 Khabarovsk Krai, Russia
Win 1–0 Gela Getsadze Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00 Heavyweight debut.

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