Gianpiero Villante is an American mixed martial artist currently fighting in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional since 2009, he has competed for Strikeforce.
|Born:||Gianpiero Villante, August 18, 1985, Wantagh, New York, U.S.|
|Division:||Light heavyweight, Heavyweight|
|Fighting out of:||Bellmore, New York, U.S.|
|Team:||Bellmore Kickboxing Academy, Long Island MMA and Fitness Center, Serra–Longo Fight Team|
|Rank:||Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Matt Serra|
|Wrestling:||NCAA Division I Wrestling|
|Notable school(s):||MacArthur High School (Levittown, New York)|
|IMDb:||Gian Villante's IMDb|
About Gian Villante
Mixed martial artist from New York best known as a Ring of Combat Heavyweight Champion and Light Heavyweight competitor for UFC. He was previously a New York State Champion wrestler, winning the title in 2003.
He won the Thorpe Award as a football player at MacArthur High School in 2002.
His victory against Sean O'Connell in June 2014 was named Fight of the Night by the UFC.
He was born Gianpiero Villante to Josephine and Sal Villante.
He became close friends with future UFC fighter Chris Weidman while wrestling at Hofstra.
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- Light heavyweight mixed martial artists
- Heavyweight mixed martial artists