Forrest
Griffin
19-7-0( W-L-D )
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: 35
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
62
%
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
61
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Forrest Griffin Jul 7, 2012
85 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Tito Ortiz 49 3 0 1
Loss
Mauricio Rua Aug 27, 2011
16 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Forrest Griffin 3 0 0 0
Win
Forrest Griffin Feb 5, 2011
50 5 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Rich Franklin 33 1 0 0
Win
Forrest Griffin Nov 21, 2009
70 0 0 1 R3 Decision - Split
Tito Ortiz 24 3 0 1
Loss
Anderson Silva Aug 8, 2009
13 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Forrest Griffin 3 0 0 0
Rashad Evans Dec 27, 2008
49 1 0 1 R3 KO/TKO
Forrest Griffin 50 0 0 0
Forrest Griffin Jul 5, 2008
77 0 3 3 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Rampage Jackson 50 0 0 0
Win
Forrest Griffin Sep 22, 2007
66 2 3 5 R3 Submission
Mauricio Rua 27 5 0 0
Win
Forrest Griffin Jun 16, 2007
113 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Hector Ramirez 20 2 0 1
Loss
Keith Jardine Dec 30, 2006
36 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Forrest Griffin 17 0 0 0
Win
Forrest Griffin Aug 26, 2006
83 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Stephan Bonnar 41 0 0 0
Loss
Tito Ortiz Apr 15, 2006
61 3 0 2 R3 Decision - Split
Forrest Griffin 58 0 0 0
Win
Forrest Griffin Oct 7, 2005
30 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Elvis Sinosic 18 0 0 0
Win
Forrest Griffin
UFC 53: Heavy Hitters
Jun 4, 2005
3 1 1 3 R1 Submission
Bill Mahood 1 0 0 0
Forrest Griffin Apr 9, 2005
88 2 1 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Stephan Bonnar 57 0 0 1
Win
Forrest Griffin
Heat FC 2
Dec 18, 2003
6 1 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Edson Silva 3 0 0 0
Win
Forrest Griffin
IFC - Global Domination
Sep 6, 2003
2 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Chael Sonnen 5 1 0 0
Loss
Jeremy Horn
IFC - Global Domination
Sep 6, 2003
19 2 0 4 R2 KO/TKO
Forrest Griffin 9 2 0 3

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. Iā€™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.

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

 

  • 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
22-9-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

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

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