The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, October 29, 2022, for UFC Vegas 63, headlined by a featherweight clash between no. 5 ranked Calvin Kattar (23-6) and no. 6 ranked Arnold Allen (18-1).
Our co-main event of the evening came in the welterweight division between Tim Means (32-13-1-1) and Max Griffin (18-9). Both Means and Griffin each came into this bout tonight having gone 3-1 over their last four appearances.
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Continue reading to see how this 170 lb co-main event encounter went down:
Official Result: Max Griffin def. Tim Means via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-37)
Griffin is doing a good job of moving early on, making a difficult target for Means, as he drops him with a vicious right hand just 90 seconds in. Griffin follows up with some ground and pound but is unable to secure a finish and Means works his way up.
Means has a much better second round, as he makes it a point to be first and out-strikes Griffin throughout the round. However, Means does get stunned and he falls to his back, staying there for the final 40 seconds of the middle stretch.
Means searches for an early takedown to start the third and final round, but he is the one that ends up being taken down, remaining on his back for two-plus minutes before he’s able to work his way back up. Means is however able to secure two takedowns in the final 30 seconds of the fight.
This was a very close fight, and after the last two fights that went the distance ended quite controversially, it’s certain these two were worried about the result.
Max Griffin gets back to his winning ways tonight at UFC Vegas 63, making it 4-2 in his last six outings. Those two defeats come via split decision in very close fights themselves, he could very well be on a six-fight win streak right now.
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