LowKick MMA has been the heart of the MMA community since 2006 (cc: World Clock). This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 8/14/2019. Florian tripped Robinson to the mat before moving to side-control. Florian returned to action, for the first time since changing training camps and losing his title shot, at UFC 107 Penn vs Sanchez on December 12, 2009 against the always fast paced Clay Guida. [12] Florian tripped Robinson to the mat before moving to side-control. == Ranks and Titles == Following those victories, Kenny suffered his first loss to UFC regular Drew Fickett via decision at Combat Zone 7 – Gravel Pit on July 10, 2004. At UFC 87 on August 9, 2008 Florian defeated Roger Huerta by unanimous decision. Florian fought Clay Guida on December 12, 2009 at UFC 107. [23] Florian said "I want B.J. Jon Anik and Kenny Florian talk MMA, sports, pop culture, and whatever else they can think of. The academy currently teaches Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, wrestling, and mixed martial arts. Sanchez has expressed similar interest as have many fans, though this looks to be unlikely after Sanchez moved back to the Welterweight division. Florian is recognized for his tendency to finish his opponents, having earned stoppages in twelve of his fourteen career victories. Unfortunately about a month before the bout was set to occur, Florian had to withdraw with an injury. It is also the home of 2X UFC Hall of Fame Champion. [15], On April 2, 2008 Florian defeated Joe Lauzon at UFC Fight Night 13 by TKO due to strikes from mount early in the second round to secure his spot among the UFC's top lightweight contenders. Florian was born in Westwood, Massachusetts of Peruviann parents. He is also a current commentator for the ABC series Battlebots. Sherk exhibited superior control despite being cut severely by several Florian elbows. We would like to express to you our deepest thanks for your contribution. * Grapplers Quest Superfight champion == Early Life == He is also the only fighter in history to compete in four different weight divisions in the UFC: Middleweight, Welterweight, Lightweight and Featherweight. UFC commentator Kenny Florian talks about the implications of the Jacare Souza vs. Tim Boetsch middleweight fight on the main card of UFC 208 in Brooklyn, NY live on Pay-Per-View. ”’Kenneth ” Ken Flo” Florian”’, better known as Kenny, is an American mixed martial artist with a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai.He is best known for his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter 1 reality show where he lost the middleweight final to Diego Sanchez.Florian currently fights as a Lightweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (). He currently hosts an online show called MMA Live for ESPN.com. Florian was also a guest writer for FIGHT!, an MMA magazine, in their April 2009 issue. Florian is also dropping down to featherweight (145 pounds). Kenny Florian "Max Holloway wants to fight at MIDDLEWEIGHT after Khabib". The win put Florian back into the fray of the Lightweight division. * NAGA BJJ Superfight Champion Lauzon attempted another heel hook but Florian continued to strike. Florian was a former UFC lightweight contender and the runner-up in the middleweight division on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show. 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After college, his interests turned towards mixed martial arts, and he earned a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Prof. Roberto Maia of Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Gracie Barra Boston). Kenny Florian: Israel Adesanya Edges Jorge Masvidal As Fighter Of The Year. [10], On April 5, 2007 at UFC Fight Night 9, Florian defeated Japanese fighter Dokonjonosuke Mishima via rear naked choke submission. [17] The first round went back and forth as Kenny landed a vicious body kick and Lauzon looked for knee bars and heel hooks. He has expressed interest in getting a rematch with Diego Sanchez, in fact on an episode of MMA Live (before the Penn loss) he said that Sanchez is the loss he most like to get revenge for. It’s hard to go against one of those guys. After the loss, Florian contemplated retirement heavily but in the end, he decided that his love for the sport had not diminished and he simply moved back up to lightweight. Designed & Developed by Precision Creations. Though by the first round both fighters had bloody lacerations, with Guida having the worst of the two fighters, the fight continued into the second round, where Florian countered with a powerful right hand that crumpled his opponent to the canvas. pt:Kenny Florian Kenny Florian is a retired lightweight fighter who competed at lightweight and featherweight in the UFC. [13], In his next fight, Florian managed to get another win via submission due to a rear naked choke against Din Thomas at UFC Fight Night 11. * 2002 US Grappling Pro 8-man champion By winning, Florian ended Huerta’s 17-fight win streak. Kenny is known for his elbow strikes, which Joe Rogan describes as “razor sharp”. [8] Picking up momentum, Kenny went on to face Muay Thai competitor Kit Cope, winning with a rear naked choke submission early in round 2. Penn and Frankie Edgar re-match. The academy currently teaches Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, wrestling, and mixed martial arts. Come join one of the largest MMA communities online. Penn vs Kenny Florian for the UFC Lightweight Championship as the main event for UFC 101 Declaration. How old is Kenny Florian? But for Florian, Adesanya has still done enough to earn the title: “For me, Masvidal you look at what he’s done this year, the way that he’s done it. He is also the only fighter in history to compete in four different weight divisions in the UFC: Middleweight, Welterweight, Lightweight and Featherweight. ”’Kenneth ” Ken Flo” Florian”’, better known as Kenny, is an American mixed martial artist with a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. Nate Quarry , the first cast member of The Ultimate Fighter reality series to challenge for a UFC championship, also returned to the UFC after nearly a two-year layoff following his match against Rich Franklin at UFC 56 . [9] Sherk exhibited superior control despite being cut severely by several Florian elbows. Florian made his MMA debut in January 2003 at Mass Destruction 10, defeating Jason Giroux via TKO (strikes). He is currently training at Tristar Gym in Montreal Canada, alongside the likes of Georges.St. === The Ultimate Fighter === “But then Adesanya being the champion and then beating [Robert] Whittaker the way that he did. With the win Florian established himself as the #1 contender for the Lightweight Championship. With the win Florian established himself as the #1 contender for the Lightweight Championship. Florian executed a takedown before mounting Stevenson and transitioning to a position to finish him with the choke. The fight took place on August 8, 2009 and Florian was submitted by Penn, who completely outclassed his opponent. http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/St-Pierre-trainer-says-he-s-working-with-the-ne?urn=mma,191291, de:Kenny Florian He defeated Chris Leben to make it on The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale. Join Now! [21], At UFC 91 on November 15, 2008, Florian defeated Joe Stevenson by rear naked choke submission in the first round. Kenny Florian interesting facts, biography, family, updates, life, childhood facts, information and more: Kenny Florian date of birth: May 26, 1976. Florian made his MMA debut in January 2003 at Mass Destruction 10, defeating Jason Giroux via KO (Punch) in only seven seconds. * BJJ Black Belt under Roberto Maia Kenny made another appearance in the Mass Destruction Promotion at MD – 15 and brought home a sweet victory over Bobby McAndrews by submission (kimura). [22] Florian executed a takedown before mounting Stevenson and transitioning to a position to finish him with the choke.[23]. That classic against [Kelvin] Gastelum. I think that his ability to stay patient, his ability to utilize those long-range weapons and keep Costa on the outside when he wants too, win those exchanges from long-range and then get to the clinch, take him down whenever he wants to, he’s just such a tremendous double threat against anyone in that division. I think you’re a great fighter, someone I look up to. On Dr Phil, Florian, along with UFC President Dana White and former Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin, talked to two high school students who participated in classroom "MMA" fights, telling them of the dangers of fighting outside of a sanctioned organization and telling them they should be training in an MMA gym instead. Florian appeared on the SpikeTV hit series The Ultimate Fighter in its first season. Picking up momentum, Kenny went on to face Muay Thai competitor Kit Cope, winning with a rear naked choke submission early in round 2. Kenny Florian and his brother Keith own and operate Florian Martial Arts Center, a martial arts academy in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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