Gian Villante

Video: Maurice Greene scores out-of-nowhere submission over Gian Villante

Gian Villante dropped Maurice Greene with a left hook during the third round of their UFC on ESPN 12 heavyweight main card bout Saturday night, and it sure seemed like the fight’s end was near. That turned out to be the case, but not in a way most were...

UFC on ESPN+ 3 post-event facts: Check out Stefan Struve’s retirement resume

The UFC made its first stop in the Czech Republic on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 3, which took place at O2 arena in Prague, with a main card on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN2. In the main event, Thiago “Marreta” Santos (21-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC) continued to prove...

Allow Michal Oleksiejczuk to illustrate what the perfect body shot looks like

Despite his somewhat inconsistent octagon record, there was one thing one you can’t deny about Gian Villante: The man has an astounding ability to take damage and keep going. In fact, it had been eight years since an opponent had been able to dispatch Villante (17-11 MMA, 7-8 UFC)...

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Anthony Smith and UFC Fight Night 138’s other winning fighters?

The final UFC event this month took place Saturday with UFC Fight Night 138, which went down at Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, with a six-fight main card on FS1. Anthony Smith (31-13 MMA, 7-3 UFC) continued to thrive in the light heavyweight division in the main...

UFC Utica’s Gian Villante to fighters cutting weight: ‘Make sure you’re a professional’

UFC light heavyweight Gian Villante has a message for fighters struggling on the scale: Do your job. Villante (16-9 MMA, 6-6 UFC) walks around at 250 pounds, well into heavyweight territory. He cuts 15-20 pounds on the week of his fights and notes, “It doesn’t matter how low you...

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