Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg)
Born April 20, 1984
Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada
Town of birth Sacramento, California
Team/Association Xtreme Couture
Fighting style Wrestling
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout 5
By submission 3
No contests 0
Tyson Lee Griffin was born on April 20, 1984 in Sacramento, California. He is a professional mixed martial arts fighter from Albany, California. Griffin currently fights as a Lightweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has an 12-1 record in MMA, and is 4-1 in the UFC. He is also the only man to defeat WEC Featherweight champion Urijah Faber.
Tyson Griffin had 3 fights in the UFC in 2007 which all made a list of 10 best of 2007 fights. He ranked #9 when he fought Thiago Tavares at UFC 76: Knockout, where he won by a unanimous decision. He suffered his first loss at UFC 67: All or Nothing to Frank Edgar where he lost a close unanimous decision, ranking #7 on the list. Tysons best fight of 2007 ranked #3 when he fought and won a very close split desision against Clay Guida at UFC 72: Victory.
Griffin's latest fight was against Marcus Aurelio at UFC 86 on July 5, 2008 which he won by unanimous decision.
Griffin's entrances to UFC matches are often marked by his notorious use of Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger". Griffin will fight Sean Sherk at UFC 90.