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Gian Villante is an American mixed martial artist who currently fights for UFC

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BirthdayAugust 18, 1985
NationalityAmerican
FamousSportspersons, Mixed Martial Artists
City/StateNew Yorkers
Known asGianpiero Villante
Universities
  • Hofstra University
  • MacArthur High School
Birth PlaceWantagh, New York
Height191cm
GenderMale
FatherSal Villante
MotherJosephine Villante
Sun SignLeo
Born inWantagh, New York
Famous asMixed Martial Artist
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Who is Gian Villante?

Gianpiero Villante, known popularly as Gian Villante, is an American mixed martial artist. He currently fights for Ultimate Fighting Championship in the light heavyweight division. Born in Wantagh, New York, he used to take part in New York State Championships in his early years. During his junior year, he stood at the third position in the Championship. Also an avid footballer, he had won the Thorpe Award while playing for MacArthur High School. Later, he started training at MMA, and shortly after, he made his MMA debut. Eventually he also made his debut at the Ring of Combat. During his fighting career at the UFC, he has won the Fight of the Night championship three times. He also won the Ring of Combat Heavyweight Championship twice. He signed a deal with Strikeforce in 2011, after which he faced Chad Griggs in a Heavyweight Grand Prix Reserve Bout. However, he lost the fight. Later, at the ‘Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs Duarte’, he won his first fight at the Strikeforce after defeating Keith Berry.

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Career

Gian Villante got involved in wrestling during his junior year of college. Though he stood at third place at the New York State Wrestling Championship during his first try, in his Senior Year, he eventually won the Championship. He was also an avid footballer, and won the Thorpe Award in 2002, while playing for MacArthur High School.

Later, while studying at Hofstra University, he remained devoted to his football career, as well as wrestling. He played as a middle linebacker and his brilliant performance led him to be named a 1st Team Defensive I-AA All-American by the Sports Network. Though he was considered a prospect for the NFL, he decided to stay more focused in his career in combat sports instead.

Shortly after training in MMA, he made his MMA debut and defeated veteran Randy Durant during his first match. Soon after, he made his debut at the Ring of Combat, where he went on to win the vacant Ring of Combat Heavyweight Title, after successfully defeating Mike Cook.

He started competing for Strikeforce in 2011. He lost his first match against Chad Griggs. In his second fight, he faced Lorenz Larkin, where he was defeated again. However, he won his third fight against Keith Berry in the Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Duarte. After his win against Derrick Mehmen, he was scheduled to face the undefeated Guto Inocente on the Strikeforce: Melendez vs Healy. However, the fight was cancelled by Showtime.

Gian Villante made his debut at the UFC in 2013, where he lost his debut match against St Preux. He had his first UFC victory after defeating Cody Donovan in November 2014. However, he lost his third fight against Fabio Maldonado. Over his career at the UFC, he has won the ‘Fight of the Night Championship’ three times.

Personal Life

Gianpiero Villante was born in Wantagh, New York, in the US on 18 August 1985. His parents are Josephine and Sal Villante. He had a keen interest in sports from an early age. He studied at the Hofstra University from 2003 to 2007. He hasn’t revealed much to the media or the public regarding his personal life.

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Gian Villante biography timelines

  • // 18th Aug 1985
    Gianpiero Villante was born in Wantagh, New York, in the US on 18 August 1985. His parents are Josephine and Sal Villante. He had a keen interest in sports from an early age. He studied at the Hofstra University from 2003 to 2007. He hasn’t revealed much to the media or the public regarding his personal life.
  • // 2002
    Gian Villante got involved in wrestling during his junior year of college. Though he stood at third place at the New York State Wrestling Championship during his first try, in his Senior Year, he eventually won the Championship. He was also an avid footballer, and won the Thorpe Award in 2002, while playing for MacArthur High School.
  • // 2011
    He started competing for Strikeforce in 2011. He lost his first match against Chad Griggs. In his second fight, he faced Lorenz Larkin, where he was defeated again. However, he won his third fight against Keith Berry in the Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Duarte. After his win against Derrick Mehmen, he was scheduled to face the undefeated Guto Inocente on the Strikeforce: Melendez vs Healy. However, the fight was cancelled by Showtime.

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Gian Villante's FAQ

  • What is Gian Villante birthday?

    Gian Villante was born at 1985-08-18

  • Where is Gian Villante's birth place?

    Gian Villante was born in Wantagh, New York

  • What is Gian Villante nationalities?

    Gian Villante's nationalities is American

  • What was Gian Villante universities?

    Gian Villante studied at Hofstra University, MacArthur High School

  • How tall is Gian Villante?

    Gian Villante's height is 191

  • Who is Gian Villante's father?

    Gian Villante's father is Sal Villante

  • Who is Gian Villante's mother?

    Gian Villante's mother is Josephine Villante

  • What is Gian Villante's sun sign?

    Gian Villante is Leo

  • How famous is Gian Villante?

    Gian Villante is famouse as Mixed Martial Artist

  • What is Gian Villante's twitter?

    Gian Villante's twitter is https://twitter.com/gpvillante

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