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"Pain"

Max Griffin

Welterweight Division

18-9-0 (W-L-D)

9

Wins by Knockout

2

Wins by Submission

7

First Round Finishes

Max Griffin

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Max Griffin's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Santa Barbara, United States
Trains at
Marinobles Kickboxing - Roseville, CA
Fighting style
Kickboxer
Age
36
Height
71.00
Weight
170.50
Octagon Debut
Aug. 20, 2016
Reach
76.00
Leg reach
41.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2009
     
  • Nine wins by KO, two by submission (RNC, Brabo)
     
  • Seven first round finishes
     
  • Five wins in less than a minute
     
  • Has gone the five-round distance four times (2-2)
     
  • Most recent pre-UFC win was 43-second knockout of UFC vet David Mitchell on 1/23/16
     
  • Origin of nickname: “Because I inflict pain on my opponents.”

UFC History
UFC Fight Night
(3/26/22) Griffin lost a three round split decision to Neil Magny 
UFC 264 (7/10/21) Griffin won a three round unanimous decision over Carlos Condit 
UFC on ESPN (3/20/21) Griffin knocked out Song Kenan at 2:20 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (11/7/20) Griffin defeated Ramiz Brahimaj via TKO (Doctor stoppage) at 2:03 of the third round
UFC 248 (3/7/20) Griffin lost a three round split decision to Alex Oliveira
UFC Fight Night (10/12/19) Griffin lost a three round unanimous decision to Alex Morono
UFC 236 (4/13/19) Griffin won a three round majority decision over Zelim Imadaev
UFC Fight Night (2/2/19) Griffin lost a three round split decision to Thiago Alves
UFC 226 (7/6/18) Griffin lost a three round unanimous decision to Curtis Millender
UFC on FOX (2/24/18) Griffin won a three round unanimous decision over Mike Perry
UFC Fight Night (10/28/17) Griffin lost a three round unanimous decision to Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
UFC Fight Night (11/5/16) Griffin stopped Erick Montano via strikes at :54 of the first round
UFC 202 (8/20/16) Griffin was stopped by Colby Covington via strikes at 2:18 of the third round

The Ultimate Fighter Season 16
On episode one, Griffin was submitted by Matt Secor via triangle choke at 2:55 of the third round

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training martial arts at the age of four. I wanted to be a Ninja Turtle when I grew up, so that was the original motivation.
What ranks and titles have you held? Ultimate Reno Combat 170-pound champion (Amateur). West Coast Fighting Championship 170 & 185 Champion. ISCF (International Sport Combat Federation) West Coast 170 Champion, Tachi Palace Fights 170 Champion (Pro)
Do you have any heroes? My mom, Kathryn Griffin, is my hero. A single mom for majority of my life, she took care of me and my brothers.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true. I put my life towards this goal, to see it materialize is unbelievable.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? American River College, general Ed, no degree
What was your job before you started fighting? I’m currently a Facilities Coordinator for Corporate Real Estate at Blue Shield of California
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in Marinoble’s Fighting system. IKF recognized 1st degree kickboxing black belt, Black belt in Bok Fu
Favorite grappling technique: D’Arce Choke
Favorite Striking technique: Straight right cross