Luigi Fioravanti

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Luigi Fioravanti
Born (1981-01-22) January 22, 1981 (age 33)
Orlando, Florida, United States
Other names The Italian Tank
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Reach 70.0 in (178 cm)[1]
Style Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
Team American Top Team
Rank 2nd degree black belt in Pancrase Pankration [2]
Years active 2004-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 37
Wins 25
By knockout 11
By submission 5
By decision 9
Losses 12
By knockout 5
By submission 2
By decision 5
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Luigi Fioravanti (born January 22, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist who fights out of Orlando, Florida with American Top Team.[3] He was released by the UFC shortly after his first round TKO defeat to Anthony Johnson at UFC Fight Night 17. [4]

Fight career[edit]

Fioravanti is from St. Petersburg, Florida and attended Pinellas Park High School, where he participated in wrestling, winning a district title, while also practicing judo. He joined the Marines after graduating high school and was part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Fioravanti started training in various martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and kickboxing while stationed in California and Iraq with the Marines.[5] After spending five months in Iraq, Fioravanti continued training and began his professional career in early 2004.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

He started off his career 7-0 before losing to UFC veteran Chris Leben via unanimous decision. Fioravanti would then rattle off four straight wins, including two in the UFC, before dropping two straight fights against Jon Fitch and Forrest Petz.

Fioravanti would then split his last four fights in the UFC, before losing to Anthony Johnson and being cut by the UFC.[6]

Post-UFC[edit]

Fioravanti has seen improved results since leaving the UFC, going 10-6 in his last 16 fights since being released, including a five fight winning streak that was snapped when he lost a unanimous decision to Andrei Semenov.[7][8]

He faced Joe Doerksen at Score Fighting Series 1 on June 10, 2011.[9] He lost via unanimous decision.[10] Fioravanti faced former UFC welterweight contender Paul Daley at Ringside MMA 12 on October 21, 2011.[11] He lost the fight via unanimous decision, putting him at three losses in a row.[12]

Fioravanti snapped his three fight losing streak on May 18, 2013, when he submitted Edwin Aguilar in forty-two seconds at Flawless FC 3.[13][14] Fioravanti followed up with a TKO win over Joshua Thorpe at Shamrock Promotions on October 12, 2013.[15]

Fioravanti fought in the BattleGrounds MMA in a Single Night 8-Man Tournament.[16] He lost his quarterfinal fight against Joe Ray via TKO in the first round.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 25–12 Ruslan Khaskhanov TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 54 & ACB 12 December 17, 2014 1 3:06 St. Petersburg, Russia, Leningrad, Russia
Loss 24–12 Joe Ray TKO (knees and punches) BattleGrounds MMA 5 - O.N.E. October 3, 2014 1 2:39 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 24–11 Joshua Thorpe TKO (retirement) Shamrock Promotions: Fight Night October 12, 2013 3 2:54 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Win 23–11 Edwin Aguilar Submission (rear-naked choke) Flawless FC 3: California Love May 18, 2013 1 0:42 Inglewood, California, United States
Loss 22–11 Paul Daley Decision (unanimous) Ringside MMA 12: Daley vs. Fioravanti October 21, 2011 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Welterweight bout
Loss 22–10 Joe Doerksen Decision (unanimous) Score Fighting Series 1: Mein vs. Zaromskis June 10, 2011 3 5:00 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Loss 22–9 Andrei Semenov Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Enomoto April 28, 2011 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia, Leningrad, Russia
Win 22–8 Mike Geurin Decision (unanimous) Raging Wolf XI: Mayhem in the Mist March 5, 2011 3 5:00 Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Win 21–8 Mitch Whitesel Submission (punches) WEF 45 January 21, 2011 2 4:41 Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Win 20–8 Arthur Guseinov Submission (rear-naked choke) M-1 Challenge XXII: Narkun vs. Vasilevsky December 10, 2010 4 0:33 Moscow, Russia
Win 19–8 Johnny Buck Decision (unanimous) Panama City Beach MMA: Brawl on the Beach October 2, 2010 3 5:00 Panama City, Florida, United States
Win 18–8 Woody Weatherby TKO (punches) M-1 Selection 2010: The Americas Finals September 18, 2010 1 2:51 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Middleweight bout
Loss 17–8 John Kolosci Submission (rear-naked choke) Hoosier Fight Club June 11, 2010 1 0:42 Gary, Indiana, United States
Loss 17–7 Pete Spratt TKO (punches) MFC 25 May 7, 2010 3 4:02 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 17–6 Shane Primm Decision (unanimous) Raging Wolf VI: Mayhem in the Mist January 23, 2010 3 5:00 Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Win 16–6 Matt Lagler Decision (unanimous) C3: Slammin Jammin Weekend 3 December 11, 2009 3 5:00 Red Rock, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 15–6 John Alessio KO (punches) MFC 22 October 2, 2009 3 1:34 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 15–5 Fabricio Nascimento KO (punches) Xtreme MMA Championships 1 June 18, 2009 1 4:44 Rome, Italy
Loss 14–5 Anthony Johnson TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens February 7, 2009 1 4:39 Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 14–4 Brodie Farber Decision (unanimous) UFC: Fight for the Troops December 10, 2008 3 5:00 Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
Loss 13–4 Diego Sanchez TKO (knee and punches) The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale June 21, 2008 3 4:07 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13–3 Luke Cummo Decision (unanimous) UFC 82 March 1, 2008 3 5:00 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 12–3 Frank Camacho TKO (doctor stoppage) PXC 12: Settling the Score July 12, 2007 1 N/A Mangilao, Guam
Loss 11–3 Forrest Petz Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night 10 June 12, 2007 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Loss 11–2 Jon Fitch Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 68 March 3, 2007 2 3:05 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 11–1 Dave Menne TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Sanchez vs. Riggs December 13, 2006 1 4:44 San Diego, California, United States
Win 10–1 Hidetaka Monma TKO (punches) GCM: D.O.G. 7 September 9, 2006 1 2:31 Tokyo, Japan
Win 9–1 Solomon Hutcherson KO (punch) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock Finale June 24, 2006 1 4:15 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Drops to Welterweight; Knockout of the Night.
Win 8–1 Stephan Potvin Decision (unanimous) APEX: Evolution June 10, 2006 3 5:00 Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Loss 7–1 Chris Leben Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night 4 April 6, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–0 Sean Sallee Submission (punches) Absolute Fighting Championships 15 February 18, 2006 1 1:32 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 6–0 Tim Stout Decision (unanimous) Full Throttle 4 September 9, 2005 3 5:00 Duluth, Georgia, United States
Win 5–0 George Allen TKO (punches) Real Fighting Championships 2 July 22, 2005 3 3:39 Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 4–0 Hans Canko TKO (punches) North American Combat Challenge June 18, 2005 2 2:09 Key West, Florida, United States
Win 3–0 Manuel Garcia TKO (corner stoppage) Absolute Fighting Championships 12 April 30, 2005 1 5:00 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 2–0 Thiago Goncalves Decision (unanimous) Absolute Fighting Championships 11 February 12, 2005 2 5:00 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 1–0 Kiel Reid Submission Obaktagon Challenge 1 April 10, 2004 1 3:14 Jacksonville, Florida, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luigi Fioravanti Stats". espn.go.com. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  2. ^ "PANCRASE Mixed Martial Arts Belt Ranks: Black Belt Degrees". Pancrase U.S. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  3. ^ American Top Team Florida's Largest Mixed Martial Arts Academy (MMA) BJJ, Boxing, Muay Thai,sambo Kids MMA
  4. ^ Fight Finder - Luigi Fioravanti's Mixed Martial Arts Statistics
  5. ^ UFC 68: Exclusive interview with Luigi Fioravanti at UFC blog for UFC news, results, videos, rumors, fights, pics and tickets—MMAmania.com
  6. ^ "Rich Clementi and Luigi Fioravanti released from UFC contracts". mmamania.com. February 10, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Luigi Fioravanti vs. Andrei Semenov at M-1 Global’s Challenge XXV event". mmadiehards.com. April 18, 2011. 
  8. ^ "M-1 Challenge XXV results and recap for 'Zavurov vs Enomoto' on April 28". mmamania.com. April 28, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Joe Doerksen vs. Luigi Fioravanti, Antonio Carvalho vs. Douglas Evans Added to June 10th Score Fighting Series". fcfighter.com. May 10, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Jordan Mein, Joe Doerksen Win At Score Fighting Series 1". mmarising.com. June 10, 2011. 
  11. ^ "UFC Vets Daley, Fioravanti on Point for Ringside MMA 12 Headliner". sherdog.com. October 20, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Ringside MMA 12 Results: Paul Daley Dominates Luigi Fioravanti, Canadian Prospects Shine". bloodyelbow.com. October 21, 2011. 
  13. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti focused on return to action after layoff". bjpenn.com. May 16, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Flawless Fighting Championship 3 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. May 18, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Luigi Fioravanti vs. Joshua Thorpe". tapology.com. October 12, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Cody McKenzie, Dennis Hallman, Luigi Fioravanti join single-night tourney". mmajunkie.com. May 3, 2014. 

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