Gian
Villante
13-5-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #15 Light Heavyweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 10 fights.
Record: 13-5-0
Summary: Power and explosiveness

Fighter Info

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

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
556
48% Successful
267
Types of Successful Strikes
0
267
82% Standing
12%
220
31
16
Striking Defense
56
%
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
89
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Gian Villante
Apr 18, 2015
111
70
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Gian Villante
Jun 28, 2014
93
109
0
0
0
2
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Gian Villante
Mar 23, 2014
132
33
0
3
0
0
0
3
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Gian Villante
Nov 16, 2013
51
43
0
1
0
0
0
1
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Gian Villante
Apr 27, 2013
28
47
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Majority
Win
Gian Villante
May 19, 2012
68
29
0
1
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Gian Villante
Jan 7, 2012
8
18
0
1
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Gian Villante
Keith Berry
Strikeforce Challengers 18
Aug 12, 2011
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R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Gian Villante
Strikeforce Challengers 16
Jun 24, 2011
50
8
1
1
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Gian Villante
Strikeforce - Fedor vs. Silva
Feb 12, 2011
12
25
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: Conditioning in the morning, then sparring, pad work and striking with Keith Trimble at Bellmore Kickboxing, and groundwork with Chris Weidman at Hofstra University or Serra jiu-jitsu.

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 and I believe currently still am 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 STRIKEFORCE? I didn't realize how awesome it would be to me until I actually stepped in there for the first time; the feeling was surreal.

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

What do you consider to be the key fight in your career, and why? The next one because no fight is more important
• Pro since 2009

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

• Has won six of his last eight

• Training partner of UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman

Career

Trained With

Chris Weidman
Chris Weidman
13-0-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Lorenz Larkin
Lorenz Larkin
15-4-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Ovince St. Preux
Ovince St. Preux
18-6-0
( W-L-D )

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