RECORD: 18-9-0
STANCE: Orthodox
DIVISION: Welterweight
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
REACH: 76"
LEG REACH: 41.00
WEIGHT: 170 lbs.
TEAM: Marinoble's Martial Arts
NATIONALITY: Santa Barbara, United States
OUT OF: Sacramento, California, United States
AGE: 35





Significant Strikes Attempted: 1094
Significant Strikes Landed: 532


Takedowns Attempted: 28
Takedowns Landed: 9

Latest Bouts:

Tim Means
Winner by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 29, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen
Neil Magny
Defeated by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 26, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Daukaus
Carlos Condit
Winner by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 10, 2021
UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3
Song Kenan
Winner by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Mar 20, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Holland
Ramiz Brahimaj
Winner by KO/TKO in Round 3
Sat. Nov 07, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Teixeira
Alex Oliveira
Defeated by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 07, 2020
UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero
Alex Morono
Defeated by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 12, 2019
UFC FN: Joanna vs. Waterson
Thiago Alves
Defeated by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 02, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2

Max Griffin, also known as “Pain” by his fans and peers, is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) Welterweight division. Although born in Oakland, California, Griffin was raised primarily in Sacramento where he began training at a young age. His father was a kickboxer who had local success and taught Max the fundamentals of combat sports.

Growing up with his father’s influence led to Griffin establishing himself as one of the top Mixed Martial Arts fighters from Northern California. He has won multiple amateur championships before turning pro and making his debut with Strikeforce promotions in 2009. Over the next several years he competed for various regional MMA promotions including Shark Fights, King Of The Cage and Gladiator Challenge before landing an opportunity to compete on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2018 where he scored a first round knockout victory over Issac Vallie-Flagg to earn a UFC contract.

Griffin would make his promotional debut later that year against Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 137: Santos vs Anders where he suffered defeat via split decision but bounced back with unanimous decisions wins over Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night 144; Mike Perry at UFC on ESPN 4; Ramazan Emeev at UFC 232; Zelim Imadaev at UFN 142: Lewis vs Oleinik and Anthony Hill during UFN 154: Blaydes vs Volkov which earned him two “Performance of the night” bonuses along the way.

In 2020 Griffin took part in what is widely considered one of the best fights of 2021 thus far when he faced off against Song Kenan duringUFC 248: Adesanya vs Romero which saw him suffer defeat via split decision yet again despite having controlled most of fight thanks to superior grappling technique displayed from both men throughout three rounds . As it stands Max Griffin has gone 6-4 since joining UFC roster , earning numerous titles & accolades along the way such as being named “Most Outstanding Fighter” by Wrestling Observer Newsletter for 2019 & “Fight Of The Year Candidate” for 2021 by Sherdog . Regardless of outcome , Pain continues to give entertaining fights each time out inside Octagon ; leaving no doubt why HIM is considered one OF THE BEST welterweights IN today’s MMA world !