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Heavyweight Division

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Gian Villante

Heavyweight Division

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


Victorias por nocaut


Gana por Sumisión


Gana por decisión

Gian Villante

Récord del Atleta


  • 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
Not Fighting
Ciudad natal
United States
Trenes en
Bellmore Kickboxing (NY)
Debut del octágono
Jan. 8, 2012
Alcance de la pierna

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