Jordan Griffin
The Native Psycho

USA

Gets new opponent for June 29
FeatherweightUFC
June 17, 2019
Griffin will now fight Vince Murdock in a featherweight bout at UFC Minneapolis on June 29, Nolan King of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Griffin was without an opponent for June 29 after his originally scheduled opponent, Chas Skelly, was forced to pull out of the contest due to an injury. His new opponent, Vince Murdock, will be making his UFC debut. Griffin made his UFC debut on Dana White's Contender Series, and lost his only fight officially under contract, however he comes into the fight with more professional experience than his opponent, bringing a 17-6 career record inot the bout.
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Needs new opponent June 29
FeatherweightUFC
June 10, 2019
Griffin is in need of a new opponent for UFC Minneapolis on June 29 after Chas Skelly announced via his personal Twitter on Monday that has has been forced to withdraw due to injury.
ANALYSIS
Skelly's post suggested he would be ready to fight again shortly after July, but it's unclear if the UFC intends to re-book this fight at a later event, or begin the search for a new opponent for Griffin.
Commits to featherweight tilt
FeatherweightUFC
April 12, 2019
Griffin will fight Chas Skelly in a featherweight matchup at UFC Minneapolis on June 29, The Star Tribune reports.
ANALYSIS
Griffin lost his UFC debut to Dan Ige by a unanimous decision last December, and he'll look to right the ship against Skelly, who has dropped back-to-back fights of his own. A product of Dana White's Contender Series, Griffin has earned 13 of his 17 professional victories by stoppage. He'll be the younger fighter when the two meet in the cage, while Griffin sports a slight height advantage, and the two men have equivalent, 72-inch reaches.
Gets outgrappled in loss
FeatherweightUFC
December 15, 2018
Griffin lost to Dan Ige via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC on Fox 31 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Griffin tried to force the grappling early but it was Ige who ended up in top position, putting the UFC debutante behind on the cards. Griffin had more success in the scrambles as the fight wore on but ultimately was unable to deal with the offensive wrestling of Ige, who used his skills to secure Round 3 and the decision. Griffin is a quick, powerful striker with a legitimate submission game but may have gotten caught fighting to his opponent's strengths in this one. He falls to 17-6 in professional MMA as a result of the loss.
Picks up UFC deal after Round 1 submission
FeatherweightUFC
August 1, 2018
Griffin defeated Maurice Mitchell via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:57 of Round 1 at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series, and was awarded a UFC contract at the conclusion of the event.
ANALYSIS
Griffin trains with a talented roster at Roufusport MMA in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and will finally get to take his skills to the UFC featherweight division. Even though he entered Tuesday's matchup as a (-185) betting favorite, his win did not come without adversity. Both fighters landed shots early in the bout, and Griffin soon found himself locked up in a tight arm-triangle choke, but he used the fence to explode out of the submission attempt. That sequence led to an opening to land a big left hook, and it was all downhill for Mitchell from there. Sensing his opponent was hurt, Griffin jumped on the opportunity and ultimately locked in the fight-ending choke. Griffin first began fighting amateur bouts in 2009, and has 22 professional fights on his resume at 28 years old. He's competed in respectable promotions such as Legacy Fighting Alliance and King of the Cage, and is currently riding a four-fight winning streak.