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JORDAN GRIFFIN

AGE

28

RECORD

17-5-0

REACH

74.5"

HEIGHT

5”10

WEIGHT

145LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

ROUFUSPORT

HOMETOWN

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, US

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

DECEMBER 2018 UFC ON FOX 31 – VS DAN IGE

RESULT – LOST VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Ige is in the orthodox stance. Griffin is in the southpaw stance. Griffin quickly takes the center. Both fighters are feeling each other. Ige lands a nice step in elbow. Now, Ige takes the center and starts putting pressure on Griffin. Both fighters exchange punches. Griffin moves in and eats a counter uppercut. Hard kick to the body lands for Griffin! Ige pushes forward with the right hand. Griffin ducks under and initiates the clinch. 1st min in Ige finishes on top of Griffin after the scramble. Ige is looking to take the back of Griffin! He is looking for the rear-naked choke! Griffin is defending well. Ige is aggressive early in the fight. Ige takes the back! Griffin is in bad spot! Ige is landing with the left hand! Hard punches are landing for Ige! Griffin rolls over and Ige takes the full mount! Ige is destroying Griffin! Griffin gives his back once again! Halfway in, Ige shoots for the rear-naked choke once again! Griffin defends and manages to scramble back to his feet! Now, Griffin shoots for the guillotine choke! It looks tight!!! Ige rolls and escapes! Ige is in the top position. Ige is back into the mount position! Ige is putting strong pressure on Griffin. Ige is busy with the body-head ground and pound. Griffin is working for his way up. Ige is showing great top control. Griffin is already looking tired. 1 min to go, Griffin gives his back once again! Ige is all over him! Griffin is almost back on his feet. Griffin is back up and he separates from Ige. Griffin explodes with the head kicks! He connects with a hard right hand! Ige is covering himself. Ige counters with a hard right hand! Griffin continues with the forward pressure and lands a nice two-punch combo! 10-9 Ige

Rd 2 – Griffin takes the center. Both fighters are missing with the punches. Nice straight right hand finds home for Ige. Griffin is putting pressure on Ige but he is eating stiff jabs. Ige quickly level changes and scores a double leg takedown. 1st min in, Ige is in the side control position. Griffin rolls to his left and gives his back to Ige! Griffin scrambles and reverses the position! Great job by Griffin. Now Griffin takes the back of Ige! Griffin sinks in the rear-naked choke! Ige defends well. Griffin is in the guard position. Both fighters are looking tired. Halfway in, Ige is threatening from the bottom with the triangle choke! Griffin stands up and unloads on Ige with the punches! Ige lands a couple of nice up kicks. Griffin is busy with the punches. They are not doing any significant damage. Griffin jumps back to the guard. However, he is back on his feet once again. Big right hand lands for Griffin! 1 min to go, Griffin needs to pass the legs in order to land clean punches. Ige is not showing any will to stand up. Fighters are scrambling as Griffin finishes on the back of Ige once again. Griffin is dominating this round so far. He finishes the round with more punches from the top position. 10-9 Griffin

Rd 3 – Both fighters are flat on their feet. Nice inside leg kick lands for Ige. Griffin moves with the punches and finishes with the kick to the body. Ige is swinging power punches. Griffin dives for a single leg. Ige defends the takedown and fighters are in the clinch. Ige reverses the clinch position and starts working for the takedown. 1st min in, Nice knee lands for Griffin. Griffin separates. He is pushing forward. Nice left hook lands for Griffin. Ige is looking patient and like a fresher fighter. Nice double left hook lands for Ige. Both fighters exchange punches! Ige level changes and scores a takedown with the body lock! Great work by Ige. He takes the guard position. Griffin is working for his way up against the fence. Halfway in, Ige is looking confident. Griffin is breathing heavily. Ige is all over him. Griffin manages to stand up and separates. Griffin is swinging and missing! Both fighters are landing hard shots! Ige dives for a takedown! Griffin sees it coming and defends! Griffin beautifully makes a transition and takes the back of Ige! Ige explodes from the bottom and reverses the position! 1 min to go, great scrambles by both fighters! Griffin is back on his feet. Ige drags him down once again. Ige has more energy. Griffin scrambles and ends on top! He explodes with more ground and pound as the round ends. 10-9 Ige 

WATCH FIGHT

JULY 2018 DWTNCS SEASON 2 – VS MAURICE MITCHELL

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Griffin is in the southpaw stance. Mitchell is in the orthodox stance. Griffin misses with the one-two combination. Both fighters are missing with the punches. Hard kick to the body lands for Mitchell! Mitchell is moving on the outside. Griffin is looking to explode with the punches.  Mitchel moves forward with the punches. Griffin counters with a hard right hand! 1st min in, Mitchell lands a hard inside leg kick. Mitchell goes high with the kick, blocked by Griffin. Mitchell closes the distance with the left hook. Griffin counters with a hard right hand! Griffin is doing a good job countering the attacks. Both fighters are aggressive early. Hard step in straight right hand lands for Mitchell! Griffin is moving backwards! Mitchell continues with the pressure and initiates the clinch. Mitchell lands an elbow over the top. Mitchell separates. Griffin shoots for a takedown. Mitchell sees it coming and sets up the guillotine choke! It looks tight!!! Halfway in, Griffin scrambles out of the choke and he is back on his feet. Mitchell misses with the overhand right. Mitchell is moving on the outside. Mitchell explodes and lands a straight right hand. Good body kick lands for Mitchell. Mitchell is looking confident. Griffin is patient. Griffin is putting hard pressure on Mitchell. Griffin is walking Mitchell down. Griffin explodes and connects with a hard left hook! Mitchell goes down!!! Griffin immediately takes the back and sets up the rear-naked choke!!! Mitchell taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

22 MATCHES 17 WINS 5 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 5 1
SUBMISSION 8 2
DECISION 4 2
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Griffin is an explosive well-rounded fighter who patiently waits for the opportunity to finish the fight.
  • Griffin is the former King of The Cage FW champion.
  • Griffin has earned his UFC contract on DWTNCS against Mitchell.
  • Griffin trains at Roufusport with some of the best fighters in the world.
  • Griffin is the teammate and close friend with UFC lightweight Paul Felder.
  • Griffin has a strong ground game. As seen against Mitchell, Griffin is making fast transitions on the ground.
  • Against Mitchell, Griffin had a hard time defending the leg kicks.
  • Griffin has very good submission offense as seen against Mitchell.
  • Against Mitchell, Griffin had a hard time keeping his distance. However, he was countering the attacks well.
  • Griffin is a very motivated fighter. He is always seeking for the tougher competition.