Maxim Grishin

Name: Maxim Grishinmaximg
Professional Record: 23-7
Age: 32
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Rank: 13
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Overall Rating: ★★★★

Striking Skill

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Grappling Skill

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Takedown Defense

Girshin is the oldest “prospect” on this list, but he also has one of the best resumes.  He is coming off of a loss at the hands of Magomed Ankalaev, but before that he was certainly making a good claim for a UFC offer.  In fact, I believe that a UFC offer was long overdue for him.  He has a good career record, but I believe that he is even better than his record shows.  Earlier in his career he took short notice fights against tough heavyweights.  He just recently had a 13-fight win streak snapped.  During that streak he had wins over Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Trevor Prangley, Rodney Wallace, Mario Miranda and Joachim Chistensen.  Grishin looks very fit at 205-lbs.  I like Grishin’s striking.  He mixes things up very well.  He uses kicks and punches very well.   His combinations are nice and crisp.   He also seems to be accurate.  I also like his movement.  He really does have very good, technical footwork, which is an often underrated part of the fight game.  He likes to use a lead left hook, which has been very effective.  I believe a straight jab is something that he could effectively incorporate into his arsenal.  He has some professional kickboxing experience including a kickboxing win over Rameau Theirry Sokoudjou.  I do have concerns about his wrestling defense against top flight wrestlers.  However, I believe that right now Grishin is better than many on UFC’s roster.  Perhaps his recent loss set him back a while.  I also think that he would be a great addition to Bellator’s roster.

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