Kenny
Florian
16-6-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 18 fights.
Record: 16-6-0
Summary: Great jiu-jitsu. Dangerous elbows

Fighter Info

Nickname: KenFlo
From: Westwood, Massachusetts USA
Fights Out Of: Brookline, Massachusetts USA
Age: 38
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
College: Boston College
Degree: BA Communications

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1135
40% Successful
454
Types of Successful Strikes
0
454
48% Standing
18%
34% Ground
219
81
154
Striking Defense
64
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
81
32% Successful
26
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
13
40
1
Takedown Defense
60
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Kenny Florian
Oct 8, 2011
51
40
0
1
0
0
2
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Kenny Florian
Jun 11, 2011
42
31
4
2
1
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Kenny Florian
Aug 28, 2010
14
15
0
5
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Kenny Florian
Mar 31, 2010
51
20
1
0
1
0
3
0
R3 Submission
Win
Kenny Florian
Dec 12, 2009
22
13
1
0
1
0
2
0
R2 Submission
Kenny Florian
Aug 8, 2009
57
19
1
0
1
0
4
0
R4 Submission
Win
Kenny Florian
Nov 15, 2008
17
6
1
1
1
0
4
0
R1 Submission
Win
Kenny Florian
Aug 9, 2008
51
33
5
0
0
0
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Kenny Florian
Apr 2, 2008
35
5
2
2
0
2
3
1
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Kenny Florian
Sep 19, 2007
27
3
2
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Kenny Florian
Jul 7, 2007
20
6
3
1
0
0
6
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Kenny Florian
Apr 5, 2007
38
6
1
1
1
2
6
0
R3 Submission
Kenny Florian
Oct 14, 2006
60
23
8
0
1
4
15
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Kenny Florian
Jun 24, 2006
5
0
1
0
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission
Win
Kenny Florian
Kit Cope
Nov 5, 2005
10
8
3
0
2
0
4
0
R2 Submission
Win
Kenny Florian
Aug 6, 2005
38
18
1
0
0
0
1
0
R2 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Kenny Florian
Apr 9, 2005
14
2
1
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Kenny Florian
Bobby McAndrews
Mass Destruction 15
Feb 21, 2004
2
5
2
0
3
1
1
0
R1 Submission

Biography

TRAINING: I train 6 days a week, 2-3 times per day in all aspects. I have been working a lot on my wrestling and Muay Thai for this fight. I have been looking forward to getting back into the Octagon for a long time now. This has been an excellent camp that has been about learning new things and going back to some old things.

Thoughts on opponent, Diego Nunes? Diego Nunes is one of the best featherweights in the world and this will be one of the toughest challenges of my career. He is a dangerous fighter and comes from one of the best BJJ and MMA teams in the world.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I was impressed by seeing Royce Gracie dismantle huge opponents with ease. The whole idea of testing yourself in MMA style combat always intrigued me.

What ranks and titles have you held?
BJJ Black Belt under Roberto Maia. I am a Pan-American BJJ medalist, NAGA BJJ Superfight Champion, Grapplers Quest Superfight champion,  2002 US Grappling Pro 8-man champion, 2002 Copa Atlantica BJJ Champion, 2x Mass Destruction MMA Superfight Champion.

Do you have any heroes? There are people I look up to but no heroes.

What is your favorite technique?
The rear naked choke, but really anything that gets me the submission or knockout.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To fight at the highest level of MMA is to fight in the Octagon. It is a dream I have since I was a kid. It’s a dream come true.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in Arts & Sciences from Boston College. I majored in Communications.

What was your job before you started fighting?
I was a Senior Project Manager for a Harvard based Translation Services Company for the Financial Translation Division.

•    11-3 since losing in TUF 1 finale.

•    Featherweight debut

•    Has competed at 185, 170, 155, and now 145 pounds.

•    Has the deadliest elbows in the sport.

•    Has won eight of his last 10 fights, finishing seven of the eight victories.

•    Has only gone the distance four times (against Gray Maynard, Roger Huerta, Sean Sherk and Drew Fickett), losing to Sherk, Fickett, and Maynard

Career

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Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Takanori Gomi UFC® Fight Night™ 21 FLORIAN vs GOMI
Win
Takanori Gomi UFC® Fight Night™ 21 FLORIAN vs GOMI

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