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Who won Means vs Griffin?
Max Griffin beat Tim Means by split decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen, on Saturday 29th October 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 28-29, 29-28, 27-30 in favor of winner Max Griffin.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Means vs Griffin stats
Tim Means stepped into the octagon with a record of 32 wins, 13 loses and 1 draw, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Max Griffin made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Means had a slight advantage in power over Griffin, with a 59% knock out percentage over Griffin's 50%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Means had a slight advantage over Griffin, with a 16% submission rate over Griffin's 11%.
Tim Means was the older man by 1 year, at 38 years old.
Means had a height advantage of 3 inches over Griffin. Despite this, Griffin had 1-inch reach advantage.
Means was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 5 years and 6 months earlier than Griffin, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 13 more professional rounds, 90 to Griffin's 77.
Means vs Griffin form
Tim Means had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Kevin Holland at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on 18th June 2022 by in the 2nd round at Moody Center, Austin, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Nicolas Dalby at UFC Vegas 30 on 26th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Mike Perry at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Niko Price at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita.
He had lost to Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night 121 on 18th November 2017 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia.
Griffin had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night Columbus on 26th March 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Carlos Condit at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kenan Song at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Alex Oliveira at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Mike Perry at UFC on FOX 28 on 24th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Amway Center, Orlando.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Max Griffin had been fighting more than Tim Means.
Going to this contest, Tim Means had last fought 7 months and 13 days ago, while Max Griffin's last outing had been 10 months and 5 days ago.
Means' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Griffin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Means vs Griffin?
Tim Means was a 8/5 (+160) underdog going into the contest, while Max Griffin made his way into the ring at 51/100 (-200) with oddsmakers.