Forrest
Griffin
19-7-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 5 Fight of the Night / 1 Submission of the Night
I’m not looking to make a statement. I’m looking to win a fight.

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 18 fights.
Record: 19-7-0
Summary: Well rounded, good grappling skills, heart

Fighter Info

From: Columbus, Ohio USA
Fights Out Of: Las Vegas, NV USA
Age: 36
Height: 6' 3" ( 190 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )
College: University of Georgia
Degree: Political Science

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
2187
36% Successful
796
Types of Successful Strikes
0
796
76% Standing
14%
605
113
78
Striking Defense
61
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
23
43% Successful
10
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
8
15
3
Takedown Defense
57
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Forrest Griffin
Jul 7, 2012
85
49
0
3
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Forrest Griffin
Aug 27, 2011
16
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Forrest Griffin
Feb 5, 2011
50
33
5
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Forrest Griffin
Nov 21, 2009
70
24
0
3
0
0
1
1
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Forrest Griffin
Aug 8, 2009
13
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Forrest Griffin
Dec 27, 2008
49
50
1
0
0
0
1
0
R3 KO/TKO
Forrest Griffin
Jul 5, 2008
77
50
0
0
3
0
3
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Forrest Griffin
Sep 22, 2007
66
27
2
5
3
0
5
0
R3 Submission Submission of the Night
Win
Forrest Griffin
Jun 16, 2007
113
20
0
2
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Forrest Griffin
Dec 30, 2006
36
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Forrest Griffin
Aug 26, 2006
83
41
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Forrest Griffin
Apr 15, 2006
61
58
3
0
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Forrest Griffin
Oct 7, 2005
30
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Forrest Griffin
UFC 53: Heavy Hitters
Jun 4, 2005
3
1
1
0
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission
Forrest Griffin
Apr 9, 2005
88
57
2
0
1
0
3
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Forrest Griffin
Edson Silva
Heat FC 2
Dec 18, 2003
6
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Forrest Griffin
IFC - Global Domination
Sep 6, 2003
19
9
2
2
0
0
4
3
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Forrest Griffin
IFC - Global Domination
Sep 6, 2003
2
5
0
1
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission

Biography

TRAINING: As my body has gotten older I do a lot more drilling and technique work (which yeah, I find very exciting). I spar less often but in a more specific way.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in 2000, in the police academy. How did I get into it? Just got lucky I guess.

What ranks and titles have you held? Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, The Ultimate Fighter 1 Light Heavyweight winner.

Do you have any heroes? Heroes? Not really. I admire guys like Randy (Couture) and Chuck (Liddell) for their work ethic and the way they balance their lives and training.

What is your favorite technique? That's tough. I’m up for anything that will work.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means I get to do what I love most in life for a job.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? University Of Georgia- Major: B.A. in Political Science.

What was your job before you started fighting? Police officer, student.

 

  • His first fight with Bonnar in 2005 is credited with putting MMA on the mainstream map in the United States.

 

  • Shogun Rua was considered to be in the top three in the world at 205 pounds when Griffin beat him in 2007.

 

  • First pro fight was against UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn – Griffin lost a three round decision.

 

  • Seven wins by submission, three by KO

 

  • Fought UFC vets Jeff Monson (WDec4), Ebenezer Fontes Braga (Wsub1), and Jeremy Horn (KO by 2) before beginning his UFC career.

 

  • Was inactive all of 2004 and considered retirement before The Ultimate Fighter show called.

 

  • Second Ultimate Fighter alum to return to the show as a coach (Matt Serra was the first) and fifth overall (joining Rashad Evans, Mike Bisping, and Josh Koscheck).

 

  • Second TUF alum to win UFC championship (following Matt Serra) and third overall (joining Rashad Evans).

 

  • Won Fight of the Night award for bouts against Silva, Evans, Jackson. Won Submission of the Night against Rua.

 

Career

Key Opponents

Stephan Bonnar
Stephan Bonnar
17-8-0
( W-L-D )
Mauricio Rua
Mauricio Rua
23-10-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Stephan Bonnar The Ultimate Fighter® 1 Finale

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