Photo of Forrest Griffin
Team Xtreme Couture
Age 41
Gender Male
Height 6' 3"
Weight Class Light-heavyweight

Forrest Griffin is best known for being the first winner of the reality show, The Ultimate Fighter, which is touted as bringing MMA into the mainstream. Griffin also appeared as one of the coaches on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs Team Forrest, which aired on Spike TV. After the show, Griffin beat Quinton "Rampage" Jackson by unanimous decision, becoming the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. On December 27, 2008, Griffin lost his title to Rashad Evans by TKO.

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 19-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 10 years, 8 months, 10 days
Rounds Fought 48.1
Avg. Fights/Year 2.4
Longest Layoff 1 year, 3 months, 22 days
Quickest Turnaround 4 weeks

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 3 7 9
Losses 5 0 2
Finish Rate 52.6%
Finished Rate 71.4%
Win by Decision Rate 47.4%
Loss by Decision Rate 28.6%
Win by KO Rate 15.8%
Loss by KO Rate 71.4%
Win by SUB Rate 36.8%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

1 Win

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 01:04
Fastest KO 01:04
Fastest SUB 01:45
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 2.0
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 09:50
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 1.5
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 07:36
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 07/07/2012 W
(18-7-0)
Tito Ortiz
(16-10-1)
LHW
(204.0 vs. 204.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 148 Silva vs. Sonnen
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 08/27/2011 L
(18-6-0)
Mauricio Shogun Rua
(19-5-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
KO
UFC 134 Silva vs. Okami
1 1:53
Official MMA Fight Results 02/05/2011 W
(17-6-0)
Rich Franklin
(27-5-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 203.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 126: Belfort vs. Silva
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/21/2009 W
(16-6-0)
Tito Ortiz
(15-6-1)
LHW
(204.0 vs. 205.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 106: Ortiz vs Griffin 2
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 08/08/2009 L
(16-5-0)
Anderson Silva
(26-4-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
KO (Strike)
UFC 101 Declaration
1 3:23
Official MMA Fight Results 12/27/2008 L
(16-4-0)
Rashad Evans
(12-0-1)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 203.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008
3 2:46
Official MMA Fight Results 07/05/2008 W
(15-4-0)
Quinton Jackson
(27-6-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin
5 5:00
NSF 09/22/2007 W
(14-4-0)
Mauricio Shogun Rua
(16-2-0)
LHW Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 76: Knock-Out
3 4:45
Official MMA Fight Results 06/16/2007 W
(13-4-0)
Hector Ramirez
(6-2-1)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 204.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 72: Victory
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 12/30/2006 L
(13-3-0)
Keith Jardine
(12-2-1)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz 2
1 4:41
Official MMA Fight Results 08/26/2006 W
(12-3-0)
Stephan Bonnar
(9-3-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 204.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/15/2006 L
(12-2-0)
Tito Ortiz
(12-4-0)
LHW
(203.0 vs. 205.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 59: Reality Check
5 5:00
NSF 10/07/2005 W
(11-2-0)
Elvis Sinosic
(6-7-2)
TKO/RSC
UFC 55: Fury
1 3:22
Official MMA Fight Results 06/04/2005 W
(10-2-0)
Bill Mahood
(11-2-1)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 53: Heavy Hitters
1 2:18
Official MMA Fight Results 04/09/2005 W
(9-2-0)
Stephan Bonnar
(6-1-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 204.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Finale
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/03/2004 W
(9-2-0)
Sam Hoger
(4-0-0)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 1*
2 1:08
Official MMA Fight Results 10/25/2004 W
(9-2-0)
Alex Schoenauer
(6-0-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
Submission (Strikes)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 1*
1 1:22
NSF 12/18/2003 W
(8-2-0)
Edson Ramos
(1-1-0)
KO (Strike)
Heat FC 2 - Evolution
1 1:04
Official MMA Fight Results 09/06/2003 W
(7-1-0)
Chael Sonnen
(7-2-1)
LHW
(201.0 vs. 197.0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
International Fighting Championship: Global Domination
1 2:25
Official MMA Fight Results 09/06/2003 L
(7-1-0)
Jeremy Horn
(63-11-4)
TKO/RSC
International Fighting Championship: Global Domination
2 3:30
NSF 07/31/2003 W
(6-1-0)
Ebenezer Braga
(12-5-2)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Heat Fighting Championships 1
1 5:00
NSF 12/15/2002 W
(5-1-0)
Steve Sayegh
(2-4-0)
Submission (Strikes)
King of the Cage 20: Crossroads
1 1:45
NSF 10/26/2002 W
(4-1-0)
Travis Fulton
(115-34-8)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage from a Cut)
Cagefighter Championships 1
1 5:00
NSF 06/29/2002 W
(3-1-0)
Jeff Monson
(7-4-0)
Decision
World Extreme Fighting Championships 1: Bring It On
4 4:00
NSF 04/12/2002 W
(2-1-0)
Kent Hensley
(1-0-0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
International Sport Combat Federation: Battle at the Brewery 2002
1 2:26
NSF 01/26/2002 W
(1-1-0)
Jason Braswell
(0-0-0)
Decision (Split Decision)
Reality Superfighting: Animal Instinct
3 0:00
NSF 11/24/2001 W
(0-1-0)
Weihahn Leshe
(0-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Pride and Honor
1 0:00
NSF 10/27/2001 L
(0-0-0)
Daniel Severn
(48-6-4)
Decision
Reality Superfighting: New Blood Conflict II
3 0:00
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class

Amateur Career Statistics

Amateur Record 6-0-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 5 months, 16 days
Rounds Fought 0.0
Avg. Fights/Year 14.4
Longest Layoff 3 months, 7 days
Quickest Turnaround 2 months, 9 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 0 5 0
Losses 0 0 0
Finish Rate 83.3%
Finished Rate 0.0%
Win by Decision Rate 0.0%
Loss by Decision Rate 0.0%
Win by KO Rate 0.0%
Loss by KO Rate 0.0%
Win by SUB Rate 83.3%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method

Current Streak

6 Wins

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:00
Fastest KO -
Fastest SUB -
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 0.0
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 00:00
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 0.0
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 00:00
Finish Rounds

Official Amateur Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
NSF 08/26/2001 W
(4-0-0)
Kevin Brooks
(1-1-0)
Disqualification (Injured Falling Through Ropes)
Gauntlet Trials 3
NSF 08/26/2001 W
(4-0-0)
Kevin Jordan
(2-0-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Gauntlet Trials 3
NSF 05/19/2001 W
(2-0-0)
Jimmy Jennings
(0-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Submission Fighting Open 7
0:00
NSF 05/19/2001 W
(2-0-0)
Keith Blizzard
(0-1-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Submission Fighting Open 7
0:00
NSF 03/10/2001 W
(0-0-0)
Sean Gray
(2-0-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Submission Fighting Open 6
0:00
NSF 03/10/2001 W
(0-0-0)
Keith Blizzard
(0-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Submission Fighting Open 6
0:00
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class