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Forrest Griffin

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  • Name: Forrest Griffin
  • MMA Record: 19-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
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  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 38 | Date of Birth: 1979.07.01
  • Last Fight: July 07, 2012 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Xtreme Couture
  • Height: 6'3" (191cm) | Reach: 77.0" (196cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $1,288,000 USD
  • Born: Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

Forrest Griffin Light Heavyweight Ranking History

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Forrest Griffin MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Phil Davis UFC 155 2012.12.29
Reason: Griffin Knee Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Tito Ortiz
18-7-0 16-10-1

Us UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2012.07.07
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $75,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#41 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
UFC 148 Fight of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:53 Round 1 of 3

Br Maurício Rua
18-6-0 19-5-0

Br UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.08.27
Odds: +185 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#46 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Rich Franklin
17-6-0 28-5-0

Us UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.02.05
Odds: +115 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $275,000 ($125K Base, $150K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Cancelled Bout Antônio Rogério Nogueira UFC 114 2010.05.29
Reason: Griffin Shoulder Injury
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Tito Ortiz
16-6-0 15-6-1

Us UFC 106: Ortiz vs Griffin 2
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.11.21
Odds: -129 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $250,000 ($100K Base, $150K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal | Walkout Music: Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
#28 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
3:23 Round 1 of 3

Br Anderson Silva
16-5-0 26-4-0

Us UFC 101: Declaration
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.08.08
Odds: +263 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
#13 Greatest Light Heavy MMA Fight of All Time
#8 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#14 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
UFC 101 Fight of the Night
UFC 101 Knockout of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:46 Round 3 of 5, 12:46 Total

Us Rashad Evans
16-4-0 12-0-1

Us UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008
Main Event | Title Defense | Light HW | 205 lbs

2008.12.27
Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $160,000 ($100K Base, $60K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
UFC 92 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Quinton Jackson
15-4-0 28-6-0

Us UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin
Main Event | Title Challenge | Light HW | 205 lbs

2008.07.05
Odds: +239 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $310,000 ($100K Base, $150K Bonus, $60K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
#17 Biggest Upset of All Time
#9 Greatest Light Heavy MMA Fight of All Time
#30 Greatest Fight of All Time
UFC 86 Fight of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
4:45 Round 3 of 3, 14:45 Total

Br Maurício Rua
14-4-0 16-2-0

Us UFC 76: Knockout
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.09.22
Odds: +233 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $84,000 ($22K Base, $22K Bonus, $40K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#17 Greatest Submission of All Time
#7 Biggest Upset of All Time
#14 Greatest Light Heavy MMA Fight of All Time
UFC 76 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Hector Ramirez
13-4-0 6-2-1

Gb UFC 72: Victory
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.06.16
Odds: -230 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Lyoto Machida UFC 70 2007.04.21
Reason: Griffin Staph Infection
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:41 Round 1 of 3

Us Keith Jardine
13-3-0 12-2-1

Us UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz 2
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2006.12.30
Odds: -350 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Stephan Bonnar
12-3-0 10-3-0

Us UFC 62: Liddell vs Sobral
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2006.08.26
Odds: -260 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $32,000 ($16K Base, $16K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Tito Ortiz
12-2-0 12-4-0

Us UFC 59: Reality Check
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2006.04.15
Odds: +275 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 Base | Weigh-In: 203.0 lbs (92.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#84 Greatest Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:22 Round 1 of 3

Au Elvis Sinosic
11-2-0 5-7-2

Us UFC 55: Fury
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2005.10.07
Weigh-In: 203.0 lbs (92.1 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Cancelled Bout Ian Freeman UFC 55 2005.10.07
Reason: Freeman Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
2:18 Round 1 of 3

Ca Bill Mahood
10-2-0 11-3-1

Us UFC 53: Heavy Hitters
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2005.06.04
Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Stephan Bonnar
9-2-0 7-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals | 205 lbs

2005.04.09
Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#3 Greatest Light Heavy MMA Fight of All Time
#2 Greatest Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO
Exhibition Bout
1:08 Round 2 of 3, 6:08 Total

Us Sam Hoger
9-2-0 4-0-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 1
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2004.11.03
Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Strikes
Exhibition Bout
1:22 Round 1 of 2

Ar Alex Schoenauer
9-2-0 7-0-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 1
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2004.10.25
Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:04 Round 1 of 3

Br Edson Ramos
8-2-0 4-1-0

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2003.12.18
Win | Submission | Choke
2:25 Round 1 of 3

Us Chael Sonnen
7-1-0 6-1-1

Us International Fighting Championship
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2003.09.06
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick
3:40 Round 2 of 3, 8:40 Total

Us Jeremy Horn
7-1-0 63-11-4

Us International Fighting Championship

2003.09.06
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Ebenezer Fontes Braga

Br Rio Grande do Norte Regional

2003.07.31
Win | Submission | Punches
1:45 Round 1 of 3

Steve Sayegh
5-1-0 0-4-0

Us King of the Cage
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2002.12.15
Weigh-In: 214.0 lbs (97.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Us Travis Fulton

Us Georgia Regional

2002.10.26
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Ru Jeff Monson

Us Georgia Regional

2002.06.29
Win | Submission | Choke

Kent Hensley

Us International Sport Combat Federation

2002.04.12
Win | Decision | Split

Jason Braswell

Us Florida Regional

2002.01.26
Win | Submission | Choke

Wiehan Lesh

Za South Africa Regional

2001.11.24
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total

Us Dan Severn
0-0-0 47-6-4

Us Georgia Regional
Main Card | Title Challenge | Heavyweight

2001.10.27

Forrest Griffin Wiki Update Wiki

Easily one of the most charismatic and fan-friendly fighters in the sport today, Forrest Griffin made his professional debut in 2001, losing a lopsided Unanimous Decision to future UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn. Griffin bounced back with an eight-fight winning streak, defeating notable fighters Jeff Monson, Travis Fulton, and Chael Sonnen in the process. His big break would not come until 2005, when he fought in and won the debut season of the UFC’s popular reality show “The Ultimate Fighter.” Griffin’s three-round war with Stephan Bonnar in the live, Spike TV-televised finale is widely considered the most important fight in MMA history, having done more than any other fight to spark mainstream fan interest in a sport that was still on the fringe of the sporting world at the time.


While he is not known for his knockout power or his physical strength, Griffin remains one of the best light heavyweight fighters in the world because of a unique combination of technical striking, grappling skill, and extraordinary physical and mental tenacity. Those traits propelled him to the biggest back-to-back victories of his career when he submitted Mauricio Rua at UFC 76 in 2007 and then took the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship the next year with a Unanimous Decision victory over Quinton Jackson at UFC 86. He would then lose the title to Rashad Evans and that was followed up by a loss to Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva who stepped up in weight to fight him. He would bounce back with decision victories over Tito Ortiz and Rich Franklin before losing a rematch to Mauricio Rua. He would fight Tito Ortiz one more time and walk away with the Unanimous Decision victory. It would end up being his last fight in the UFC as he announced his retirement on May 25th 2013.


The Ultimate Fighter 1

Episode 9 Griffin def. Alex Schoenauer by Submission Strikes at 1:20 of Round 1

Episode 12 Griffin def. Sam Hoger by TKO at 1:05 of Round 2

The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale Griffin def. Stephan Bonnar by Unanimous Decision

Last updated 06.24.2014, 11:31 AM ET
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