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Chad Griggs vs. Gian Villante

Main Card | Tournament Alternate | 265 lbs | MMA

Chad Griggs defeats Gian Villante via KO/TKO at 2:49 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Chad "The Grave Digger" Griggs
Mmaweekly large Gian Villante

Round 1

Chad Griggs Gian Villante

"The Grave Digger"

9-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   7-1-0
Climbed to 10-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 7-2
+230 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -280 (Moderate Favorite)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Tucson, Arizona   Fighting out of   Bellmore, New York
32 years, 8 months   Age at Fight   25 years, 5 months, 4 days
229.0 lbs (103.9 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   227.0 lbs (103.0 kgs)
6'1" (186cm)   Height   6'2" (188cm)
73.0" (185cm)   Reach   76.0" (193cm)
Apex MMA   Gym   Bellmore Kickboxing MMA
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva
  • Date: Saturday 02.12.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Yves Lavigne
  • Venue: IZOD Center
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 7 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Bas Rutten & Michael Schiavello (HDNet), Gus Johnson, Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock (Showtime)
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Ron Kruck (HDNet), Gus Johnson (Showtime)
  • Griggs Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Villante Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Tournament: Strikeforce Heavyweight Tournament
  • Tournament Round: Alternate
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Griggs vs. Villante Wiki Update Wiki

In a televised tournament alternate bout for the Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva card, Gian Villante took on Chad Griggs.

Griggs gave Villante difficulty on the feet early, landing the more significant strikes. Villante clinched up and then swung for the for the fences, yet Griggs stayed in the pocket. Villante launched a high kick that sent Griggs stumbling and his ear bleeding, yet the fight was paused to clean off a dropped mouthpiece. Griggs dropped Villante to the mat as soon as the fight resumed, looking like a fight-ending blow, yet Villante jumped back to his feet ready for more. Griggs obliged, sending a huge right hand that dropped Villante and followed up with a handful more on the feet for good measure. Referee Yves Lavigne jumped into to halt the slobberknocker of a fight, giving Chad Griggs another big win.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:40 PM ET
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