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Griffin Vs. Millender In The Works For UFC 226

A tantalizing matchup between top welterweight prospects Max Griffin (14-4) and Curtis Millender (15-3) is currently in the works for UFC 226 on July 7 from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, per a recent report by MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani.

The bout has yet to be finalized, but could become official in the coming week.

Griffin, 32, got back into the UFC win column this past February when he defeated hard-hitting Mike Perry via unanimous decision. Before that, “Pain” struggled to find consistency amidst a 1-2 record, which included a 2016 TKO loss to Colby Covington. Griffin seems to have turned a corner in his UFC career and is a name on the rise entering the second half of 2018.

Millender, 30, burst onto the UFC scene with a vicious knockout win over former welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves earlier this year. The Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) standout looks primed to run a mock outside of the division’s top 15, but will need a big win over Griffin to catapult himself into a matchup against a ranked opponent by year’s end.

UFC 226 will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight pitting current champion Stipe Miocic against UFC light heavyweight king Daniel Cormier. The co-main event will be between UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway and undefeated challenger Brian Ortega.

For complete UFC 226 fight card news click here.

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RECAP! Griffin Picks Perry Apart!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight head-knockers Mike Perry and Max Griffin threw down last night (Feb. 24, 2018) at UFC on FOX 28 inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

Perry has seen ups-and-downs in his short UFC career, but he’s also demonstrated a ton of natural ability and more charisma than most of his peers. Last night, Perry was looking to return to the win column with a big knockout and get back on track. Griffin, meanwhile, was brought in to brawl with Perry in front of his hometown crowd, but “Pain” didn’t intend to lay down for his opponent. For the first time, Griffin had a full fight camp unhindered by other work, and he brought a new confidence into this fight as a result.

It showed in the cage.

Perry came out firing, looking to land his big right hand and lead leg kick. Grffin did a good job to avoid the heavy shots, looking to return with kicks and slow down Perry. He also worked the jab, looking to sting Perry as he worked his way inside. Outside of the low kick, Perry had a lot of trouble landing on his opponent. He tried to force the exchanges, resulting in him eating punches instead. However, Perry flipped the switch in the final minute, landing a big takedown and finishing the round in mount.

It wasn’t quite the brawl we all expected, but five competitive minutes of combat were in the books.

Griffin picked and moved early in the second, landing good straight shots to Perry’s face. Perry changed his approach a bit, showing more patience and targeting the body and legs more often. He was throwing one strike at a time too much though, which allowed Griffin to pick up points. Griffin’s jab and reach advantage were giving Perry a lot of trouble throughout the round, as his punches came up short much of the time. Griffin connected with a big left hook near the end of the round, dropping his foe to the mat. Perry seemed nearly asleep, but “Platinum” hung tough and managed to recover nevertheless.

Heading into the final frame, Perry was in desperate need of a big comeback.

A big counter right from Perry wobbled the knees of Griffin to open third round, giving Perry a chance to get back into the fight. Perry briefly took his foe’s back but fell off, and after that grappling exchange his opponent seemed to have recovered. However, a minute later, a massive left hook and right hand stumbled his opponent once more.

Griffin was smart though, as he continued looking to avoid the pocket. Perry was able to force the issue, continuing to land big shots as he pursued Griffin relentlessly. Perry hurt his foe a couple times but was unable to earn the finish.

Griffin was awarded the unanimous decision win as a result.

“Pain” fought beautifully here. He did a good job to kick the lead leg and slow Perry down, but it was really Griffin’s boxing that separated him from Perry. He established the jab early before using the threat of the jab to make Perry hesitate. Then, Griffin alternated between counters and bursts to land heavy shots on Perry, which further broke the athletic fight down.

Griffin showed great composure as well. Perry put heat on him and tried to force him into a brawl, but Griffin never fell too far off the game plan and always returned to his distance whenever Perry’s offense did get through.

Once again, this fight showed that Perry needs a real camp or at least a dedicated high-level coach. He shows some amount of development in each fight, but the game plan to defeating him has been written. Unless he’s able to really push forward technically and develop a new approach, he’s never going to have easy fights in the UFC.

He’s young and talented enough to do it, but Perry needs guidance.

Last night, Max Griffin out-worked his opponent en route to a decision win. Who should “Pain” face next?

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Midnight Mania! Mike Perry Pantses Max Griffin At Weigh Ins

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Mike Perry tried to ‘pants’ Max Griffin at the weigh ins.

Then he tweeted,

some mf’s don’t deserve the entertainment I bring with their bullshit comments. I’m gonna fuck him up so bad you mf’s gonna beg me to come back # [middle finger emoji]

So that’s fun.


Insomnia

A lot going on in this Instagram post from Werdum, directed at Wanderlei Silva.

Urijah Faber is for the children.

Heaters! The next generation is coming! Alpha Females #Alphafe’s

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I chuckled.

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This is a reminder that Sage Northcutt would be totally at home in 1950s America.

Claudia Gadelha is feeling good and posting.

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Nick Diaz knows how to pick ‘em. Fortunately, he also knows his boxing defense.

Meisha Tate is pregnant and showing

Wakanda Forever. In the Reebok era, it’s pretty hard to stand out, but Angela Hill does a pretty good job.

Almost time. #UFCOrlando #WakandaForever #BlackPanther

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I don’t know who this is but that’s not cool.

Rousey training her wrestling. Personally, I prefer her MMA

Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori are added to the All-Violence card that also includes Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit and Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier.

This meme has been going around and I appreciated the MMA spin

UFC PPV numbers- years later


Good Reads


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Ass Kick TKO!

I haven’t used this adjective in a while, but this is sick.

Body knees

UFC veteran Luke Barnatt with the win

Savage

Dramatic referee

Dead.

Yves Edwards back in the day was a beast


Random Land

If you have not had a great day (or even if you have) these clips will probably make it a little bit better.

#BeHuman

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I Love these little guys… Vid by @qoomaiboo

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Mike Perry Gets Hometown Duty Versus Max Griffin at UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando

Surely you didn’t think the Ultimate Fighting Championship was going to leave Mike Perry off of a network television card in his hometown, did you?
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Mike Perry Gets Hometown Duty Versus Max Griffin at UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando

Surely you didn’t think the Ultimate Fighting Championship was going to leave Mike Perry off of a network television card in his hometown, did you?
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Mike Perry Gets Hometown Duty Versus Max Griffin at UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando

Surely you didn’t think the Ultimate Fighting Championship was going to leave Mike Perry off of a network television card in his hometown, did you?
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Mike Perry Gets Hometown Duty Versus Max Griffin at UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando

Surely you didn’t think the Ultimate Fighting Championship was going to leave Mike Perry off of a network television card in his hometown, did you?
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‘Baby Slice’ Set for Second Pro Appearance vs. D.J. Griffin at Bellator 179 in London

Kevin Ferguson Jr., the son of the late Kimbo Slice, will return to action for his second professional fight against D.J. Griffin at Bellator 179.
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Davi Ramos replaces Max Griffin, meets Sergio Moraes at UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza

Sergio Moraes has a new opponent for next week’s UFC Fight Night 106 event in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Max Griffin, who was scheduled to face the Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist on March 11, announced Thursday on his Facebook page that he was advised to pull out of the welterweight bout due to an undisclosed injury, and the promotion has signed Davi Ramos to replace him at the event.

MMA Fighting confirmed the news following a report by Combate.

Moraes (11-2-1), who had his opponent changed in three of his last four UFC fights, is undefeated as a welterweight under the promotion’s banner with five wins and one draw.

Ramos (6-1), a fellow jiu-jitsu specialist, enters the UFC after scoring a pair of wins in 2016. The former RFA and Bellator fighter, who won a gold medal at ADCC 2015 in Sao Paulo, finished five of his six MMA wins.

UFC will return to Fortaleza for the first time since 2013 in a Fight Night show headlined by Vitor Belfort vs. Kelvin Gastelum.

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‘TUF Latin America 3: Team Liddell vs. Team Griffin’ Cast Revealed

Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday announced the full cast for the third season of “The Ultimate Fighter Latin America.”
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