Gian
Villante
14-7-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #14 Light Heavyweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 13 fights.
Record: 14-7-0
Summary: Power and explosiveness

Fighter Info

From: Levittown, New York USA
Fights Out Of: Bellmore, New York USA
Age: 31
Height: 6' 3" ( 190 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )
Reach 76"
Leg Reach 43"
College: Hofstra University
Degree: Physical Education

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
722
47% Successful
340
Types of Successful Strikes
0
340
84% Standing
11%
285
39
16
Striking Defense
57
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
20
25% Successful
5
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
4
0
Takedown Defense
84
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Gian Villante
Dec 9, 2016
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Loss
Gian Villante
Mar 5, 2016
23
30
0
3
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Gian Villante
Nov 14, 2015
6
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Gian Villante
Jul 25, 2015
31
22
1
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Gian Villante
Apr 18, 2015
111
70
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Win
Gian Villante
Jun 28, 2014
93
109
0
0
0
2
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
Fight of the Night
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
STRIKEFORCE® Heavyweight Grand Prix Final:Barnett vs. Cormier
May 19, 2012
68
29
0
1
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Gian Villante
STRIKEFORCE:Rockhold vs. Jardine
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
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

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

• Has won 7 of last 11

• Training partner of UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman

Career

Trained With

Chris Weidman
Chris Weidman
13-2-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Lorenz Larkin
Lorenz Larkin
18-5-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Ovince St. Preux
Ovince St. Preux
19-8-0
( W-L-D )

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