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Gian Villante

AGE

31

RECORD

15 – 7

REACH

76’

HEIGHT

6”3

WEIGHT

205lb

STANCE

Orthodox

CAMP

BELLMORE KICKBOXING MMA

HOMETOWN

BELLMORE, NEW YORK

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

FEBRUARY 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 145 – VS MICHAŁ OLEKSIEJCZUK

RESULT – LOST VIA 1st RD TKO (PUNCHES)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Michal is in the southpaw stance. Villante is in the orthodox stance. Villante immediately takes the center. Oleksiejczuk is moving a lot from side to side. He opens the fight with a right hand over the top. Both fighters are setting up their timing. Villante lands a couple of inside leg kicks. Oleksiejczuk is putting strong pressure on Villante. Villante has a hard time closing the distance. Big right hand lands for Villante! Oleksiejczuk absorbs and presses forward with the right hand and lands! Both fighters are aggressive. Villante is accurate with the counters. 1st min in, He is mixing his combinations with the kicks. Oleksiejczuk is attacking for all angles. Nice left hand lands for Oleksiejczuk. Villante fires a right hand but eats a hard left hook to the body! Villante is hurt!!! He goes down as Oleksiejczuk follows him with more punches!!! The referee stops the fight!!!

WATCH FIGHT

DECEMBER 2016 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 102 – VS SAPARBEK SAFAROV

RESULT – WON VIA 2nd RD TKO (PUNCHES)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stance. Villante slowly takes the center. Safarov is moving on the outside. Hard leg kick lands for Villante! Safarov is countering with the jab. Both fighters are swinging power punches and missing! Hard left hook lands for Safarov! Safarov is feeling confident as he starts moving forward. Villante counters with a nice right hand. 1st min in, both fighters are aggressive. Villante moves in and eats a left hook. Nice body shot lands for Villante. Villante fires a leg kick. Safarov catches the kick and unloads with the punches! Villante counters with a big right hand! Safarov absorbs the shot and counters with the left hook! Nice body shot lands for Villante. Villante is looking to tire Safarov out. Safarov closes the distance and eats a jab! Safarov goes down! Villante catches Safarov coming up with a nasty uppercut! He smells the blood and starts dropping bombs on Safarov!!! Villante backs off and lets Safarov to stand. Villante moves for a kill with the body kicks. Safarov is hurt again! Halfway in, Villante is beating Safarov down! He is landing nasty jabs. Safarov has a bloody face. He is trying to counter but his timing is way off. Safarov lands a kick to the groins. The referee stops the fight and gives Villante time to recover. The fight continues. Safarov is swinging and missing. Villante lands a hard leg kick. Safarov has a problem with his left knee. Villante moves in and eats a hard left hook! Safarov is putting hard pressure on Villante. He connects with a hard right hand! Villante goes down!! Villante is back on his feet. 1 min to go, Safarov is showing great heart. He is constantly moving forward and landing! The fight is going back and forth the entire round! Villante fires a jab and lands. Safarov counters with a big right hand! Villante took the shot well. 10-10

Rd 2 – Villante immediately takes the center. Safarov misses with the right hand. Villante opens the round with a couple of kicks. Safarov counters with a two punch combo and lands. Villante is destroying the left leg of Safarov. Nice left hook to the body lands for Safarov. Villante continues with the kicks. 1st min in, Safarov is very aggressive in this round. Both fighters are looking tired. Safarov catches the kick and dives for a takedown. Villante defends the takedown and continues with the kicks. Safarov clinches. Villante responds with a big knee to the head. Villante is looking like a fresher fighter. He is picking his shots well. Villante initiates the clinch and lands a couple of nice knees. Safarov is missing with the punches. He is looking exhausted. Villante explodes with the punches! He is landing hard shots! Safarov doesn’t have any answer! The referee is looking closely!!! Villante is pushing for a finish with more punches!!! The referee stops the fight!!!

WATCH FIGHT

MARCH 2016 – VS ILIR LATIFI

RESULT – LOST UD

Analysis
Rd 1 – Villante lands a front body kick, head kick is blocked. He goes for another body kick and opponent rushes him into the clinch and to the cage, controls for a while and lands a punch as they break. 2 leg kicks land for Villante. He goes for a third and opponent catches it and lands a punch that hurts Villante and he is again rushed to the cage. Villante eats some small strikes and disengages. He gets pressed with wild punches from opponent and is driven to the cage again and eats punches to the body. They break and Villante lands a hard body kick.
Rd 2 – 2nd round and Villante back to the kicks as he lands to the legs and body. Opponent lands a left hand and opponent shoots and gets the takedown and takes the back momentarily but Villante is back up. He eats a body punch but lands a hard leg kick after. Opponent shoots but no go. Villante lands an inside leg kick and eats a spinning kick to the body. Villante plodding forward and opponent clinches to the cage and picks him up and slams him down and lands some hard hammer fists but Villante gets back to his feet as the round ends.
Rd 3 – 3rd round and Villante presses but eats a punch. Opponent shoots against the cage but Villante defends well but opponent still all over him against the cage. They break and Villante eats an overhand right. Villante eats a hard right hand and then a left hook. Villante eats another hard right hand and the pace has slowed down considerably. The volume from Villante has dropped and he gets taken down but reverses as the round ends.

NOVEMBER 2015 – VS ANTHONY PEROSH

RESULT – WON 1ST ROUND KO

Analysis
Villante lands a front body kick. He lands a punch as opponent comes in. He lands an overhand right that seems to hurt his opponent. Head kick from Villante is just blocked. He presses and lands a hard right hand. He then lands a hard uppercut but staying very calm and not rushing. He keeps pressuring and lands a body kick. He eats a punch but lands a hard right hand that drops his opponent and it’s over.

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RECORD BREAKDOWN

22 MATCHES 15 WINS 7 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 10 3
SUBMISSION 2 0
DECISION 3 4
DRAWS 0
NO CONTEST

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