Jordan Griffin
Native Psycho

USA

Falls to 1-3 in past four bouts
FeatherweightUFC
June 27, 2020
Griffin lost to Youssef Zalal via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Hopelessly outclassed on the feet, Griffin attempted to lean on his wrestling game in order to secure the victory, and it wasn't enough. He did land multiple takedowns on Zalal, but Griffin did nothing with his positional advantage and was whipped the second the two men returned to the stand-up. Griffin is a wild and erratic striker who pays zero attention to defense. It's a strategy that simply won't work in the best fighting organization in the sport. Griffin has lost three of his four fights with the company since earning his UFC contract with a submission victory on Dana White's Contender Series back in July 2018.
Read More News
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jordan Griffin
FanDuel MMA: UFC 252 Preview
2 days ago
The score will be settled at the UFC Apex on Saturday, when Daniel Cormier attempts to walk away a champion. Standing in his way is Stipe Miocic, who Chris Olson happens to like as a captain play on FanDuel.
FanDuel MMA: UFC Vegas 6 Preview
9 days ago
Chris Olson is back for his weekly FanDuel breakdown, explaining how underdog Aleksei Oleinik could use his grappling to get a fighter like Lewis down -- and keep him down. Check out his DFS picks.
FanDuel MMA: UFC Vegas 4 Preview
52 days ago
Saturday's fight card in Vegas features several high-scoring favorites, a few viable dogs and one apparent pricing error on FanDuel. Chris Olson breaks down the card for DFS players looking to cash in.
DraftKings MMA: UFC Vegas 4 Preview
52 days ago
After a 2019 title shot didn't go his way, Dustin Poirier is now in line to keep the gate for a surging contender in Dan Hooker. Is Jon Litterine ready to roll with the favorite in his UFC Vegas 4 picks?
FanDuel MMA: UFC Vegas 2 Preview
65 days ago
With an abbreviated card featuring several unknowns, Captain strategy (Andre Fili?) on FanDuel becomes an important part of the DFS game plan. Chris Olson breaks down the best DFS plays by category.
More Fantasy News
Next fight scheduled for June 27
FeatherweightUFC
June 19, 2020
Griffin will fight Youssef Zalal on June 27 as part of the UFC on ESPN 12, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Griffin earned his first UFC victory as part of the promotion in his last bout versus TJ Brown, picking up a submission win in the second round via guillotine choke. Zalal is also coming off of his first victory, though it came in his debut versus Griffin's in his third match. Both fighters do their best work on the mat, so there's a good chance that will be the scene next Saturday. Griffin and Zalal both stand at 5-foot-10 but Griffin owns a one-inch reach advantage.
Fight officially off
FeatherweightUFC
June 12, 2020
Griffin will not fight Darrick Minner at UFC Las Vegas 2 on Saturday after Minner fell ill prior to weigh-ins, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Griffin did his part in making weight for the event, but his opponent was unable to cut properly due to illness. Minner already expressed his desire to face Griffin when healthy, so it's possible the two could reconnect on a future card.
Opponent off card
FeatherweightUFC
June 12, 2020
Griffin will not take on Darrick Minner at UFC Vegas 2 on Saturday after Minner fell ill prior to the weigh-in, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Griffin did his part and made weight but Minner reportedly had stomach problems and was unable to cut appropriately down the stretch, leading to the cancellation. Minner has indicated that he would still like to face Griffin in the future, so it's possible these two could square off at a later date. It's unclear at this juncture whether or not the UFC will pursue a replacement for Minner on Saturday's card, but it may be too short notice.
Booked against Minner on June 13
FeatherweightUFC
June 4, 2020
Griffin is scheduled to fight Darrick Minner at the UFC's June 13 event, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Griffin logged his first UFC victory in the form of a submission against T.J. Brown in February, and he'll now be faced with overcoming a winless opponent. Admittedly, Minner has only had one shot in the form of his UFC debut against Grant Dawson, and even then he put up a fight despite being a heavy underdog. Griffin will look to benefit from a three inch height advantage.
Finally earns first UFC victory
FeatherweightUFC
February 29, 2020
Griffin defeated T.J. Brown via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:38 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Norfolk, Virginia.
ANALYSIS
It's a surprising result despite the fact Griffin actually entered the fight as a (-135) favorite. A loser in each of his first two UFC bouts, Griffin appeared to be well on his way to dropping his third straight bout before he clamped a guillotine on Brown and likely saved his job in the process. Griffin's positioning on the choke wasn't great but his brute strength ended up being enough to turn out Brown's lights. Griffin should get another shot with the company with this win, plus he'll go home with an extra $50,000 by way of a Performance of the Night bonus.