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Gian Villante Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 17-14-0

Villante attended MacArthur High School (Levittown, New York) and was part of the Class of 2003. During his junior year, he placed third in the New York State Wrestling Championships. He followed this up his senior year by winning the New York State Championship at the 215-pound weight class. Villante also earned all-American honors following a 5th-place finish in the 215 lbs weight class at the 2003 NHSCA senior national wrestling tournament. Villante was equally accomplished in football, in which he received the 2002 Thorpe Award winner as the top football player in Nassau County, also the Bill Piner Award as the top linebacker in Nassau County and was named to the High School Heisman All-Star team. Villante drew interest from major Division I schools, such as Penn State and Michigan State. Villante chose to stay home and committed to Hofstra University. Villante attended Hofstra University from 2003 to 2007 where he continued his highly successful football and wrestling careers. Villante started his first game against Marshall University, as a true freshman, at middle linebacker. Gian kept his starting role the rest of his first year. The following season Villante was named a 2004 1st Team Defensive I-AA All-American by The Sports Network. He was regarded as a potential NFL linebacker prospect. The New York Giants, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, and Philadelphia Eagles all expressed interest in Villante. Villante wrestled for Hofstra where he became close with NCAA All-American wrestler and future UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman.

Last Fight: Chris Barnett
Age: 37
Height 6'2"
Weight 261 lbs
Nick Name: N/A
Nationality: United States
Association: Bellmore Kickboxing Academy
17 Wins
KO / TKO
10
58%
Submission
2
11%
Decisions
5
29%
14 Losses
KO / TKO
6
42%
Submission
1
7%
Decisions
7
50%

Wiki Stats

Reach 76 in (193 cm)
Style Kickboxing, Wrestling
Team Bellmore Kickboxing Academy Long Island MMA and Fitness Center[citation needed] Serra–Longo Fight Team
Rank Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Matt Serra[citation needed]
Wrestling NCAA Division I Wrestling
Years active 2009–2021
University Hofstra University

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Gian Villante next fight?
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Gian Villante last fight?
Gian Villante lost his last fight against Chris Barnett by TKO (Spinning Wheel Kick and Punches) on Nov. 06, 2021 at UFC 268 - Usman vs. Covington 2.
Is Gian Villante retired?
Gian Villante last fought Chris Barnett 10 months and 19 days ago, and should be considered active.
Should I bet on Gian Villante?
Gian Villante has a 54% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 63% of his fights.
Out of the 22 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -225 favorite, and out of 14 favored matches, he has won 57% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 8 matches, with a win rate of 12% and an odds average of +153.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 22 of Gian Villante betting fights, you would have lost $812.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have made $249.
Where is Gian Villante from?
Gian Villante is from Bellmore, New York, United States.
Did Gian Villante go to college?
Gian Villante attended Hofstra University.
Has Gian Villante ever been knocked out?
Gian Villante has lost 6 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by TKO (Spinning Wheel Kick and Punches) from Chris Barnett on Nov. 06, 2021 at UFC 268 - Usman vs. Covington 2
How long has Gian Villante been fighting?
Gian Villante has been fighting for a period of 12 years 7 months and 16 days, his first fight was on Feb. 20, 2009 at ROC 23 - Ring of Combat 23. He has accumalated roughly 4 hours, 29 minutes and 47 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
loss Chris Barnett UFC 268 - Usman vs. Covington 2
Nov/06/2021
TKO (Spinning Wheel Kick and Punches) Dan Miragliotta 2 2:23
loss Jake Collier UFC on ESPN 19 - Hermansson vs. Vettori
Dec/05/2020
Decision (Unanimous) Chris Tognoni 3 5:00
loss Maurice Greene UFC on ESPN 12 - Poirier vs. Hooker
Jun/27/2020
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Mark Smith 3 3:44
loss Michal Oleksiejczuk UFC Fight Night 145 - Blachowicz vs. Santos
Feb/23/2019
TKO (Punches) Marc Goddard 1 1:34
win Ed Herman UFC Fight Night 138 - Oezdemir vs. Smith
Oct/27/2018
Decision (Split) Yves Lavigne 3 5:00
loss Sam Alvey UFC Fight Night 131 - Rivera vs. Moraes
Jun/01/2018
Decision (Split) Kevin MacDonald 3 5:00
win Francimar Barroso UFC 220 - Miocic vs. Ngannou
Jan/20/2018
Decision (Split) Steve Rita 3 5:00
loss Patrick Cummins UFC on Fox 25 - Weidman vs. Gastelum
Jul/22/2017
Decision (Split) John McCarthy 3 5:00
loss Mauricio Rua UFC Fight Night 106 - Belfort vs. Gastelum
Mar/11/2017
TKO (Punches) Mario Yamasaki 3 0:59
win Saparbek Safarov UFC Fight Night 102 - Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov
Dec/09/2016
TKO (Punches) Keith Peterson 2 2:54
loss Ilir Latifi UFC 196 - McGregor vs. Diaz
Mar/05/2016
Decision (Unanimous) Yves Lavigne 3 5:00
win Anthony Perosh UFC 193 - Rousey vs. Holm
Nov/14/2015
KO (Punch) Greg Kleynjans 1 2:56
loss Tom Lawlor UFC on Fox 16 - Dillashaw vs. Barao 2
Jul/25/2015
TKO (Punch) Rob Madrigal 2 0:27
win Corey Anderson UFC on Fox 15 - Machida vs. Rockhold
Apr/18/2015
TKO (Punches) Liam Kerrigan 3 4:18
win Sean O'Connell UFC Fight Night 43 - Te Huna vs. Marquardt
Jun/28/2014
Decision (Split) Peter Hickmott 3 5:00
loss Fabio Maldonado UFC Fight Night 38 - Shogun vs. Henderson 2
Mar/23/2014
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
win Cody Donovan UFC 167 - St. Pierre vs. Hendricks
Nov/16/2013
TKO (Punches) Kim Winslow 2 1:22
loss Ovince St. Preux UFC 159 - Jones vs. Sonnen
Apr/27/2013
Technical Decision (Majority) Kevin Mulhall 3 0:33
win Derrick Mehmen Strikeforce - Barnett vs. Cormier
May/19/2012
Decision (Unanimous) Josh Rosenthal 3 5:00
win Trevor Smith Strikeforce - Rockhold vs. Jardine
Jan/07/2012
TKO (Punches) Kim Winslow 1 1:05
win Keith Berry Strikeforce - Challengers 18
Aug/12/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Chris Tognoni 3 5:00
loss Lorenz Larkin Strikeforce - Challengers 16
Jun/24/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Steve Newport 3 5:00
loss Chad Griggs Strikeforce - Fedor vs. Silva
Feb/12/2011
TKO (Punches) Yves Lavigne 1 2:49
win Joseph Reyes ROC 33 - Ring of Combat 33
Dec/03/2010
TKO (Punches) Dan Miragliotta 1 1:03
loss Demetrius Richards ROC 29 - Ring of Combat 29
Apr/16/2010
TKO (Arm Injury) Dan Miragliotta 1 3:27
win Mike Cook ROC 28 - Ring of Combat 28
Feb/19/2010
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Dan Miragliotta 1 0:40
win Marcelo Donald Pereira ROC 27 - Ring of Combat 27
Nov/20/2009
KO (Punch) Dan Miragliotta 1 3:59
win Rob Wince ROC 26 - Ring of Combat 26
Sep/11/2009
KO (Head Kick) Dan Miragliotta 2 1:25
win Joe Abouata ROC 25 - Ring of Combat 25
Jun/12/2009
TKO (Punches) Kevin Mulhall 1 1:48
win Paul White ROC 24 - Ring of Combat 24
Apr/17/2009
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Dan Miragliotta 1 1:46
win Randy Durant ROC 23 - Ring of Combat 23
Feb/20/2009
TKO (Cut) Mark Matheny 1 0:35