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Luigi Fioravanti Bio
Luigi Fioravanti (born January 22, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist of Italian descent who fights out of Orlando, Florida with American Top Team. He was released by the UFC shortly after his first round TKO defeat to Anthony Johnson at UFC Fight Night 17.
- 1 Fight career
- 1.1 Ultimate Fighting Championship
- 1.2 Post-UFC
- 2 Championships and accomplishments
- 3 Mixed martial arts record
- 4 References
- 5 External links
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. After spending five months in Iraq, Fioravanti continued training and began his professional career in early 2004.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
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.
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.
He faced Joe Doerksen at Score Fighting Series 1 on June 10, 2011. He lost via unanimous decision. Fioravanti faced former UFC welterweight contender Paul Daley at Ringside MMA 12 on October 21, 2011. He lost the fight via unanimous decision, putting him at three losses in a row.
Fioravanti snapped his three fight losing streak on May 18, 2013, when he submitted Edwin Aguilar in forty-two seconds at Flawless FC 3. Fioravanti followed up with a TKO win over Joshua Thorpe at Shamrock Promotions on October 12, 2013.
Fioravanti fought in the BattleGrounds MMA in a Single Night 8-Man Tournament. He lost his quarterfinal fight against Joe Ray via TKO in the first round.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Solomon Hutcherson
Mixed martial arts record
- Professional MMA record for Luigi Fioravanti from Sherdog