Kenneth Alan Florian is an American retired mixed martial artist who formerly competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He formerly served as an analyst for UFC on Fox from 2011–2018, and he also worked as a color commentator on the robot combat television series BattleBots and color commentator for UFC Fight Night. Florian has a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. He is known for his cerebral approach to the sport based on his meticulous game plans. Florian is recognized for his tendency to finish his opponents, having earned stoppages in twelve of his fourteen career victories. He is also one of only two fighters in history to compete in four different weight classes in the UFC: Middleweight, Welterweight, Lightweight and Featherweight, the other being Diego Sanchez. Florian defeated Chris Leben on the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show, but succumbed in the finale against Diego Sanchez.
|Born||Kenneth Alan Florian, May 26, 1976, Westwood, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Residence||Los Angeles County, California|
|Division||Middleweight (2005), Welterweight (2003–2005), Lightweight (2006–2010), Featherweight (2011–2012)|
|Reach||74 in (187.96 cm)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai|
|Fighting out of||Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Team||Florian Martial Arts Center, Tristar Gym|
|Rank||4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Roberto Maia|
|Years active||2003–2012 (MMA)|
|Notable school(s)||Dover-Sherborn High School|
|Website||Kenny Florian's Official site|
|Kenny Florian's Twitter|
|IMDb||Kenny Florian's IMDb|
Welterweight was introduced to UFC fans by competing on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter.
He played NCAA Division I soccer at Boston College.
He was unsuccessful in his first three attempts to win a UFC Championship.
His brother Keith also became an MMA fighter.
He lost to Jose Aldo by unanimous decision on October 8, 2011.
- Mixed martial artists from Massachusetts
- Boston College Eagles men's soccer players
- Mixed martial arts broadcasters
- American Muay Thai practitioners
- Middleweight mixed martial artists
- Featherweight mixed martial artists
- American practitioners of Brazilian jiu-jitsu
- Welterweight mixed martial artists
- Lightweight mixed martial artists
Latest information about Kenny Florian updated on May 07, 2021.