UFC: Max Griffin vs. Song Kenan Planned for March 20

Max Griffin and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Max Griffin during UFC Fight Night - Brunson vs Machida at the Ibirapuera Gym in Sao Paulo (Photo: Reinaldo Reginato/Fotoarena) - via Alamy

Max Griffin will return to the UFC octagon looking to make it two in a row when he faces Song Kenan next March.

Griffin (16-8) and Song (16-5) are the first addition to the promotion’s March 20 card. MMA Junkie was first to report the welterweight match-up.

The event, which has not yet been officially announced, does not have a location, name, or numbering currently.

Max “Pain” Griffin recently returned to the win column with a victory over Ramiz Brahimaj at UFC on ESPN 17 in November. The California based fighter had previously dropped two straight, against Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira and Alex Morono. Griffin, however, has had something of a wild UFC run, including facing Colby Covington in his first fight with the promotion, and losing a split decision to Thiago Alves in the Brazilian’s hometown of Fortaleza, Brazil — a fight that Griffin arguably won.

Griffin also holds a win over “Platinum” Mike Perry.

South Korea’s Song Kenan (16-5) will enter the bout having won two straight. That pair of wins has come against Callan Potter and Derrick Krantz. Overall, the Korean fighter has put together a 4-1 record inside the octagon since joining the UFC in 2017. His only loss came against Alex Morono in a Fight of the Night effort.

For more from Max “Pain” Griffin, check out his full UFC Vegas 22 virtual media day scrum below!