MMA Preview – Max Griffin vs Jeremiah Wells at UFC Fight Night 236
MAX GRIFFIN VS JEREMIAH WELLS FACTS
When is UFC Fight Night 236? Saturday 10th February, 2024 - 22:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC Fight Night 236? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Las Vegas (US)
Where can I get tickets for UFC Fight Night 236? Click here to buy tickets for UFC Fight Night
What channel is UFC Fight Night 236 on? TNT Sports 2
Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 236? TNT Sports subscribers can stream the fight online via the TNT Sports website and Discovery+
For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!
MAX GRIFFIN VS JEREMIAH WELLS LOWDOWN
Max Griffin (19-10) still has hopes of climbing the welterweight rankings despite getting outclassed in his last outing. He was coming off a split decision over Tim Means (2022) but then ran into one of the hottest prospects in the division. Michael Morales (2023) got the nod from all three judges knocking Griffin’s UFC record down to 7-8.
Jeremiah Wells (12-3-1) is also coming off a humbling loss. He blitzed his way into the UFC knocking out Warlley Alves (2021) on debut and followed that up with a submission over Mike Mathetha (2022) and starching of Court McGee (2022). Matt Semelsberger (2023) made him work harder for the win going to a split decision and then he ran into Carlston Harris (2023). He was looking good until Harris pounced on an anaconda choke to snap the six-fight win streak.
MAX GRIFFIN VS JEREMIAH WELLS PREDICTION
It has been no surprise to see Wells carry his finishing prowess into the UFC. He is a powerhouse with elite jiu-jitsu, but he will need a flawless performance to put Griffin away.
Griffin is extremely durable having only been knocked out once which was a TKO by Colby Covington back in 2016. So, Wells needs to prepare for a hard 15 minutes here.
Griffin will keep up a pace for three rounds and although he can wrestle, we expect him to try and keep the fight on the feet and get the job done with his hands. He is not as powerful as Wells, but he is more technical and has a great chance if he can defend the takedown.
Wells will back himself on the feet, but we expect him to use his striking the set up the takedown and get the fight to the floor. He has the power and technique to put Griffin on his back and threaten the submission.
This should be enough to seal a decision at least and feel Griffin’s defence and durability will keep him in the fight until the bell.
Prediction: Wells via Decision
Value Bet: Griffin to win