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Roufusport’s Jordan Griffin earns 1st UFC win, knocks out TJ Brown at ‘UFC Fight Night 169’ in Norfolk, Virginia

Jordan Griffin, TJ Brown (©UFC)

Jordan Griffin, TJ Brown (©UFC)

Training out of Roufusport MMA Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, Jordan “The Native Psycho” Griffin, 30, was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 169,” also known as “UFC on ESPN+ 27.” It was his first victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 11 bouts, “UFC Fight Night 169” took place at the Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. In the third bout of the evening, Griffin competed in the featherweight division against T.J. “Downtown” Brown, 29, of Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

Mike King served as the referee. He put a stop to the featherweight contest after 3 minutes and 38 seconds in the second right when the Griffin submitted Brown via guillotine choke.

Nine countries were representative at “UFC Fight Night 169” namely Australia, Austria, Brazil, England, France, Moldova, Poland, Russia and the U.S. Griffin and Brown were among the 13 athletes who represented the U.S.

Winning at “UFC Fight Night 169” improved the professional MMA record of Griffin to 18 wins and 7 losses. It marked his third outing in the UFC.

Griffin lost via unanimous decision in his first two UFC bouts. He was defeated by Dan “Dynamite” Ige, 28, of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA at “UFC on Fox 31” at the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center in Milwaukee on December 15, 2018 and Chas “The Scrapper” Skelly, 34, of Arlington, Texas, USA at “UFC Fight Night 158” at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on September 14, 2019.

On the other hand, Brown made his UFC debut at “UFC Fight Night 169.” Losing to Griffin downgraded the Little Rock native’s professional MMA record to 14 wins and 7 losses.

Brown made his professional MMA debut in 2013 while Griffin has been competing professionally since 2009. Before joining the UFC, the Roufusport representative competed in Combat USA, Xtreme Fighting Organization, Legacy Fighting Alliance and King of the Cage, among others.

Both Griffin and Brown are successful alumni of “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.” In Season 2 episode 7 on July 31, 2018, the Roufusport athlete submitted Maurice “The AK Kid” Mitchell, 32, of Anchorage, Alaska, USA via rear-naked choke.

On August 27, 2019, Brown competed in Season 3 episode 10. He submitted Dylan Lockard, 27, of Hollis, New Hampshire, USA via arm-triangle choke.


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