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Gian Villante

Heavyweight Division

17-14-0 (W-L-D)

10

Wins by Knockout

2

Wins by Submission

5

Wins by Decision

Gian Villante

athlete record

Event Results

Info

  • Pro since 2009

 

  • Ten wins by knockout, two by submission (2 RNC)

 

  • Has won 10 of his last 19

 

  • Second UFC fight at heavyweight (0-1)

 

  • Training partner of former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman
Status
Not Fighting
Hometown
United States
Trains at
Bellmore Kickboxing (NY)
Age
36
Height
75.00
Weight
260.60
Octagon Debut
Jan. 08, 2012
Reach
76.00
Leg reach
43.50

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 in 2007 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