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Fighter Scouting Report: Forrest Griffin

Forrest Griffin


6’3″ 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight)
77″ reach, Orthodox
July 1, 1978


19-7 (UFC: 10-5)

Current Streak

1 straight win


Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion: 2008 (no successful title defenses)


– aggressive brawler
– lands a lot of strikes
– throws & lands tons of kicks – very effective with is kicks
– fearless
– very good ground game & submissions
– has never lost via submission in his career
– experienced
– good at mixing up his striking (punches,kicks,etc)
– tons of heart
– great cardio
– really pushes the pace
– grinds out wins


– appears to be nearing the end of his career
– motivation/desire to be great seems to have waned
– susceptible to (T)KOs 
– can get caught up in crazy brawling
– not a very accurate striker
– poor takedowns & takedown defense success rates
– doesn’t finish fights
lacks KO power


Is the end of Forrest Griffin’s MMA career imminent?  At the very least, his time as a top light heavyweight appear to be.

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