Gian
Villante
12-5-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 9 fights.
Record: 12-5-0
Summary: Power and explosiveness

Fighter Info

From: Levittown, NY USA
Fights Out Of: Bellmore, NY USA
Age: 29
Height: 6' 3" ( 190 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )
College: Hofstra University
Degree: Physical Education

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
388
51% Successful
197
Types of Successful Strikes
0
197
77% Standing
15%
151
30
16
Striking Defense
45
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
18
22% Successful
4
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
4
0
Takedown Defense
100
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Gian Villante Jun 28, 2014
93 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Sean O'Connell 109 0 2 0
Loss
Fabio Maldonado Mar 23, 2014
132 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Gian Villante 33 3 0 3
Win
Cody Donovan Nov 16, 2013
51 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Gian Villante 43 1 0 1
Loss
Gian Villante Apr 27, 2013
28 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Majority
Ovince Saint Preux 47 0 0 0
Win
Gian Villante May 19, 2012
68 0 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Derrick Mehmen 29 1 0 0
Win
Trevor Smith Jan 7, 2012
8 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Gian Villante 18 1 0 0
Win
Gian Villante
Strikeforce Challengers 18
Aug 12, 2011
-- -- -- -- R3 Decision - Unanimous
Keith Berry -- -- -- --
Loss
Lorenz Larkin
Strikeforce Challengers 16
Jun 24, 2011
50 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Gian Villante 8 1 0 1
Loss
Gian Villante
Strikeforce - Fedor vs. Silva
Feb 12, 2011
12 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Chad Griggs 25 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: Training always consists of two workouts (sometimes three) and will cover a mix of different focuses, depending on the day

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training roughly two years ago after I had been cut from a couple NFL football teams. I figured I would do a sport where I can control my wins and losses and not have a coach or management tell me I need to do something differently. I know what I put into this is what I will get out of it.

What ranks and titles have you held? I was the Ring of Combat Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight champion

Do you have any heroes? Pat Tillman has always been a hero of mine. But I would also extend that to anyone who defends our country in any military branch.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I don't have to explain to someone who asks me who I fight for or what Strikeforce is; everyone knows what the UFC is and it's an honor.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Hofstra University on a full football scholarship and studied to become a Physical education teacher.

What was your job before you started fighting? Attempting to play professional football

Favorite grappling technique:
Sleep time

Favorite striking technique: The KO
•    Pro since 2009

•    Seven wins by knockout, two by submission

•    Has won five of his last seven

•    Training partner of UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman

Career

Trained With

Chris Weidman
Chris Weidman
12-0-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Lorenz Larkin
Lorenz Larkin
14-4-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Ovince Saint Preux
Ovince Saint Preux
16-6-0
( W-L-D )

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