Maxim Grishin
Maximus

Russia

Booked for June matchup
HeavyweightUFC
March 5, 2021
Grishin will take on Ovince Saint Preux at a UFC event scheduled for June 26, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Grishin will attempt to bounce back after a disastrous outing in late February. He missed weight by 4.5 pounds prior to losing to Dustin Jacoby via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. Saint Preux last fought in December and also missed weight ahead of his fight before losing to Jamahal Hill via TKO (punches) at UFC on ESPN 19. The two fighters are even in height, but Saint Preux has an advantage in reach.
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Loses after missing weight
HeavyweightUFC
February 27, 2021
Grishin lost to Dustin Jacoby via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It's been a disastrous past 36 hours for Grishin. After missing weight by a whopping 4.5 pounds on Friday morning and forfeiting 30 percent of his fight purse to Jacoby for the bout to proceed, Grishin went out and dropped a tight decision. He may have very well ended the fight late in Round 1 if there were a few more seconds on the clock, but Jacoby survived and Grishin never threatened again. A long time member of the PFL roster, the 36-year-old Russian has now alternated losses and wins in his first three UFC bouts. There's not a ton to see here between the advanced age and the weight cutting issues.
Fight will proceed
HeavyweightUFC
February 26, 2021
Grishin will forfeit 30 percent of his purse for missing weight ahead of Saturday's bout versus Dustin Jacoby but the fight will go on as planned, Marc Raimondi of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Grishin missed weight by a sizable 4.5 pounds ahead of the fight, which forced him to forfeit a large chunk of his paycheck for the bout. Fortunately, it will go on as planned, with Grishin sitting a slight underdog (about +150) with the fight just a day away.
Major miss on scale
HeavyweightUFC
February 26, 2021
Grishin came in 4.5 pounds over the limit for his fight versus Dustin Jacoby on Saturday, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Grishin will likely be forced to hand over a hefty portion of his paycheck for his significant miss, assuming the fight will go on as scheduled. With the bout just over 24 hours away, Grishin remains a slight underdog (+150) to his adversary.
Set to face Jacoby in February
HeavyweightUFC
January 23, 2021
Grishin will take on Dustin Jacoby in a heavyweight bout set for the UFC event on Feb. 27, Mike Heck of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Grishin is coming off a win against Gadzhimurad Antigulov in October after losing his UFC debut to Marcin Tybura earlier in 2020. His opponent, Jacoby, is also coming off a win last October, which was his first UFC fight in five years.
Pours on volume to finish
HeavyweightUFC
October 17, 2020
Grishin defeated Gadzhimurad Antigulov via TKO (punches) at 4:58 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
ANALYSIS
Grishin was a heavy favorite against the much smaller wrestler in Antigulov. This bore fruit early, as the Dagestani fighter was unable to get Grishin to the mat, leaving him on an island against the much better striker. It looked initially like we were going to see a third round untill Grishin decided to pepper a shelling Antigulov, who simply allowed too many strikes to land without an answer. Grishin was undersized in his UFC debut at heavyweight but is a big, athletic counterpuncher here at 205, which should allow him to find much more success. He improves to 31-8 in professional MMA as a result of the win.