Tyson Griffin is a featherweight fighter in the UFC. He formerly competed at lightweight. He is known for his tendency to put on exciting fights, earning the Fight of the Night honor several times.

Twilight of UFC CareerEdit

He most recently faced undefeated prospect and training partner Evan Dunham, losing a split decision in an upset to Dunham, losing all three rounds unofficially due to Dunham's obviously superior striking and prodigal back control.

He made a quick turnaround, replacing an injured Joe Stevenson to face former Pride lightweight champion Takanori Gomi. Gomi knocked Griffin unconscious with a thunderous right hand. A month after the knockout loss, Griffin was announced to be set to face Nik Lentz. Lentz defeated Griffin via split decision to hand him his third straight loss. For the first time in his UFC career, Griffin was close to being cut from the UFC. He was not, however, cut. He was on thin ice, however. After the loss, Griffin considered moving down to the new UFC featherweight division after the WEC/UFC merger.

Griffin next welcomed Manny Gamburyan to the UFC featherweight division even as he made his own debut. Griffin defeated Gamburyan by decision after a great fight.

Griffin next faced WEC veteran Bart Palaszewski in Paalaszewski's UFC and featherweight debut. Palaszewski knocked Griffin out in the first round and likely sealed his fate inside the UFC.

Outside the UFCEdit

Griffin next returned to lightweight to make his RFA debut against fellow UFC veteran Efrain Escudero who he defeated via a workmanlike unanimous decision.

Griffin next signed with the World Series of Fighting promotion, expressing hopes to fight on their August 2013 card.

Griffin indeed next signed to make his debut against Strikeforce and Dream veteran Gesias Cavalcante. The winner of the fight would earn a spot in the first WSOF lightweight tournament. Cavalcante defeated Griffin via third round technical knockout.

Fights Edit

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