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Saturday, Oct 27, 2018

UFC Moncton: Gian Villante Explains Why His Wrestling Game Has Remained on The Back Burner

Gian Villante (photo via Twitter / @GPVillante)

By FCF Staff

Gian Villante admits he’s considered turning to his wrestling game, as a means to score more wins, but the light-heavyweight says ultimately, that just isn’t who he is.

Villante (16-10) is preparing to take on Ed Herman tonight at UFC Fight Night 138, which will take place in Moncton, New Brunswick. In a  recent story at UFC.com, Villante discussed why he’s continued to utilize an aggressive, stand-up approach, during his UFC run.

“I’m a pretty good wrestler, State Champion and all that stuff, I just don’t think it’s fun to go in there and wrestle dudes,” he said, now fully serious. “I want to knock people out.

“… I mean, it sucks moneywise because you only make half the money (if you end up losing), but I do like those strong, good knockout brawls and back-and-forth fights.”

“I considered (changing my style), but it’s just not who I am. You’ve got to stay real to who you are or you’re not going to have fun, and I have fun when I try to put someone to sleep.”

In Villante’s last outing, this past June, he lost via split decision to Sam Alvey. The New York fighter is 2-3 in his last 5 bouts.

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