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Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes

Co-Main Event | Featherweight · 145 lbs | MMA

Kenny Florian defeats Diego Nunes via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Kenny "KenFlo" Florian
Mmaweekly large Diego "The Gun" Nunes

Round 3

Kenny Florian Diego Nunes

"KenFlo" "The Gun"

13-5-0   Pro Record At Fight   16-1-0
Climbed to 14-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 16-2
-250 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +195 (Moderate Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Br Brazil
Brookline, Massachusetts   Fighting out of   Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
35 years, 2 weeks, 2 days   Age at Fight   28 years, 6 months, 1 week, 5 days
146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)
5'10" (178cm)   Height   5'6" (168cm)
74.0" (188cm)   Reach   65.0" (165cm)
Will T. Bear - For a Few Dollars More (hip-hop remix)   Walkout Music   Bryan "Braille" Winchester - Blessed Man
Florian Martial Arts Center   Gym   Evolução Thai MMA
UFC 131
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 131: Carwin vs. Dos Santos
  • Date: Saturday 06.11.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: John McCarthy
  • Venue: Rogers Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Bout Billing: Co-Main Event (fight 11 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Florian Total Disclosed Pay: $130,000
  • Nunes Total Disclosed Pay: $12,000
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Florian vs. Nunes Wiki Update Wiki

Kenny Florian entered the featherweight division with his UFC 131 Co-Main Event against Diego "The Gun" Nunes. Florian held a 7" reach advantage over Nunes going into the fight.

Florian opens up the fight utilizing a high left kick. Florian briefly has Nunes's back but Nunes reverses it quickly and gets Florian down. Florian stands and knees to the midsection of Nunes. Florian ducks a punch from Nunes late in the round for a picture perfect takedown. Nunes is back to his feet once again. Nunes is using a varied striking attack. Nunes catches Florian hard to close the round, dropping him to the canvas at the close of the round.

Nunes swinging hard to begin round two. Florian ducks under another and fights hard for a takedown. Nunes shrugs it off and reverses. They fight from Florian's guard. Big John McCarthy stands them up, and Nunes picks up with a good body kick. Florian is having trouble with the timing. Florian sinks in a double leg and drags Nunes to the mat. Florian is trying to pass Nunes's half guard. A big elbow from Florian. Nunes is wobbly as the bell sounds. Florian's late round GNP may have done damage.

It's an even striking exchange through the first minute of round three. Nunes looks recovered, but Florian is fresher. Florian lands an easy takedown and resumes roughing up Nunes from the guard. Florian passes. Nunes scrambles to his feet, but doesn't have a lot left in the tank. Nunes is trying to finish strong but Florian is picking him apart at this point. Florian gets rocked at the bell but it may be too little, too late.

The judges score the contest 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 for the winner, Kenny "Kenflo" Florian.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:31 PM ET
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Florian vs. Nunes Fight Predictions

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Florian vs. Nunes Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Boris Becker & Shawn Thornton are my favorite red headed athletes of all time. #KenFloConfessions #GingerProps
5 days, 3 hours, and 44 minutes
Obrigado pelo apoio galera, pois isso me faz ficar muito forte e motivado e me incentiva a dar a vcs o máximo de mim daqui para a frente..
5 days, 3 hours, and 39 minutes
Eu estou muito animado com grandes expectativas, e um destes fatores por eu estar assim são os fãs, meus amigos agora, vcs são demais!!!!!
5 days, 3 hours, and 37 minutes
Por mim eu já estaria treinando de novo, mas este monte de pontos espalhados pela minha cabeça não permitem...hehe
5 days, 3 hours, and 36 minutes
http://t.co/O3sZ9WS http://t.co/fcfujLl very cool!!
5 days, 3 hours, and 30 minutes
5 days, 1 hour, and 1 minute
Ok my inactivity is officially coming to an end today. I couldn't make a full week of doing nothing. I'm going for a run.
4 days, 19 hours, and 21 minutes
Ignorance and stupidity is alive & well in this world. Let's be violent & trash our own city cuz we lost, yeah!
4 days, 8 hours, and 46 minutes
Feeling too lazy to drive downtown so I just gonna tip my car upside down in my garage. #BRUINS #StanleyCupChampions
4 days, 7 hours, and 29 minutes
Great series #Vancouver. Hell of a team! Ur passion is awesome. #FoRealDoe #Canucks
4 days, 6 hours, and 47 minutes
I'm on twitter & will use the block button damnit. U want some of this? U?! U buddy?! Huh?! Hahahaha #ILoveBlockingHaters
4 days, 6 hours, and 14 minutes
#Bergeron woooo-hoooooooo!!! 3-0 #Bruins Short handed goal!!!
4 days, 5 hours, and 48 minutes
NoseFace Killah!!!! Love #Marchand!! #BRUINS
4 days, 5 hours, and 40 minutes
Stanley Cup Finals about to start ya'll!!! #BRUINS vs #Canucks Gonna be siiiiiick!!
4 days, 4 hours, and 3 minutes
My parents thanked me for their anniversary gift with a kind letter. http://t.co/jgs6DP0
4 days and 4 minutes
“@Benford1980: @kennyflorian What is a pahtty?” it's the exact same thing as a "paw-ty". Duh!
3 days, 23 hours, and 31 minutes
Gonna have a wicked huge pahtty at my house tonight for the #Bruins vs #Canucks game. B-lieve!!!!
3 days, 23 hours, and 24 minutes
“@Rachelle_Leah: @kennyflorian u look like Ben Stiller ninja style in your twitter profile pic #KENstiller” In Vancouver I was "Boo-lander".
3 days, 20 hours, and 41 minutes
My mom's bday gift. http://t.co/NOmwLQR
3 days, 20 hours, and 39 minutes
My parents' anniversary gift. http://t.co/A7SAVFA
3 days, 20 hours, and 34 minutes
Today is my parents' anniversary & my mom's birthday. I hope they like the signed autograph pic I sent them. #KenFloCares
3 days, 20 hours, and 20 minutes
“@thesmking: check out the @kennyflorian twitter skin design we did through @thesmking #mma #ufc” Thanks so much!! U guys rock.
3 days, 18 hours, and 23 minutes
Not gonna lie, pretty pissed I'm not featured on the cover of this mag. http://t.co/yVxVnN4
3 days, 7 hours, and 29 minutes
As @KeithFlorian & I walked into Boston Garden last night we saw Steve Nash getting hassled by #BRUINS fans. Oh...hockey fans!! Crazy night.
2 days, 22 hours, and 55 minutes
Kenny Florian: Supermodel & Superfighter http://fb.me/zSaFEDo1
2 days, 21 hours, and 21 minutes
Big thx to some training partners on Twitter. @Aiemannzahabi @CosmoAlexandre @rory_macdonald @GeorgesStPierre @bullsquadmma @CleopasNcube
2 days, 20 hours, and 20 minutes
Had a great time at the #Bruins game with @KeithFlorian Big win!! Great energy. @Jon_Anik was in the building!!
2 days, 7 hours, and 50 minutes
Heading back home to #BOSTON. @KeithFlorian is picking me up & then we are heading straight to the #BRUINS game. Yeah buddaaayyyyyyy!!!
2 days and 57 minutes
“@cementhead67: @kennyflorian no they were booing u, GSP can be upset that they booed his friend, but it was not directed at him” THIS! Wow!
2 days and 51 minutes
“@EvanaVleck: @kennyflorian uh...the correct term is twittle people” haha. Indeed.
2 days and 41 minutes
For anyone who took the Vancouver comment seriously or that I was offended by boos, u seriously are mental midgets. Wait, mental little ppl.
2 days and 39 minutes
“@PabloPopovitch: @kennyflorian Great fight Kenny!!! Man u have improved in all areas of your game, congratz bro. Proud of you!!!” thx bro!
2 days and 25 minutes
For those asking why I was getting boo'ed in Vancouver, I wore my #BRUINS jersey at the #UFC131 weigh-ins. #StanleyCupFinals #Canucks
1 day, 18 hours, and 11 minutes
I've done enough ass kicking in this town. Thanks Vancouver. I'll let the #Bruins take it from here. Florian, OUT! #JustJoking #LuvVanCity
1 day, 17 hours, and 54 minutes
Attn: Vancouver fans: I train with GSP. We are friends & on the same team. So basically u booed GSP. He's so mad at u. U guys are jerks. ;D
1 day, 16 hours, and 9 minutes
“@PhinsMMA414: @kennyflorian k flo. U doing MMA live this week?” Yezzir.
1 day, 3 hours, and 10 minutes
My tweeps crack me up. Best fans eva!! I'm retweeting u all in mind. Haha. #KenFloCares
1 day, 2 hours, and 5 minutes
“@Arin_M: First one to meet @kennyflorian today! Such a nice guy. Thanks! :) http://t.co/lEsDXVS” Lies, all lies!! ;)
1 day, 1 hour, and 57 minutes
“@MCEsoteric: @kennyflorian my man!! time for the strap! congrats” Thanks brotha!
21 hours and 16 minutes
For those asking my #UFC131 walkout song was "For a Few Dollars More" (Remix) by Will T. Bear.
20 hours and 38 minutes
Big thank you to my great sponsors & supporters. @Musclepharm @Deadontools @Tapout @MicroTechCEO & @MicroTechbuzz Support them!!
20 hours and 33 minutes
Quando eu mais apanho da vida mais eu confio e amo ainda mais este meu precioso Deus pois é nessas horas que vejo como Ele se importa comigo
13 hours and 19 minutes
O que mais me importa é ver a minha mulher e minha familia que faz tempo que eu não vejo, um ano já.. descanso agora, quero viajar..
13 hours and 15 minutes
Obrigado galera pelo apoio, to acostumado já com as surpresas da vida, Deus sabe de todas as coisas, e eu vou confiar nele até a morte!!!!!!
13 hours and 8 minutes
@MieshaTate coming from a bad ass like urself, thanks so much.
12 hours and 41 minutes
Thank u! @FlorianMAC @KeithFlorian @Firas_Zahabi @PeterWelchsGym @BodybyBoyle @JonChaimberg @KyleHollandRP @RenzoGracieBJJ @AuthSportsMgmnt
9 hours and 41 minutes
I never fight alone. I have the best coaches & training partners in the world. Love u. Thank u @ufc for allowing me to compete w/ the best.
9 hours and 40 minutes
I believe that @thegunnunes will be a champion. Much respect to him and his great team. It was an honor to face him.
9 hours and 35 minutes
Thank u all for the support. I have an amazing team behind me. Can't wait to get back to training & improve. I love this sport.
9 hours and 34 minutes
@AlbertoCrane thanks brother.
9 hours and 4 minutes
Party with me after #UFC131 at Gossip Nightclub (750 Pacific Blvd) right beside Rogers Arena for tix 604-319-3804.
22 minutes
Love u guys. Even the mad Canucks fans. Thank u all for the love & support. I have the best fans in the world. Blessed to be a @ufc fighter.
19 hours and 48 seconds
“@HDLockhart: What commitment and dedication for @kennyflorian coming down a weight class! True athlete” Thank u for everything.
21 hours and 46 minutes
“@DanWetzel: At UFC 131 in Vancouver, Boston native @kennyflorian wears Bruins jersey to weigh in. True fan” Yezzir. 
21 hours and 54 minutes
“@RyanLoco: Best wishes to my bud @kennyflorian tomorrow. I imagine the food consumed right now is RIDICULOUS. Good luck homie!” thx brotha!
21 hours and 54 minutes
“@mark_munoz: Here at pre weigh-ins with @kennyflorian & @vagner_rocha! Gr8 guys!” U guys rock. Good luck fellas!
1 day, 19 hours, and 11 minutes
“@mtheshaper: @kennyflorian wears walkout suits instead of walkout shirts.” haha
1 day, 19 hours, and 21 minutes
Gone are the days when I knew everybody's names & faces at the @ufc events. I'm getting sentimental in my old age.
1 day, 20 hours, and 32 minutes
Kenny Florian - The Four Division Fighter http://fb.me/ZaNUu5Ll
2 days, 22 hours, and 6 minutes
“@butterbones: In celebration of @kennyflorian win this weekend I'll be tattooing his face on my face! #postfightCelebrationsgoneRIGHT” haha
2 days, 22 hours, and 40 minutes
“@TapouT: Wuttup @kennyflorian how's the wt cut coming along? Can't wait to see you rock the new @TapouT gear!” Great, the new gear is sick!
2 days, 22 hours, and 52 minutes
Welcome @BodybyBoyle to Twitter by following them. Truly one of the finest places in the world to train/learn about strength & conditioning.
3 days, 3 hours, and 56 minutes
UFC 131 weigh ins location moved to Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver http://fb.me/11zY2z101
3 days, 4 hours, and 21 minutes
UFC 131 weigh ins location moved to Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver http://fb.me/CErsRcMi
3 days, 4 hours, and 21 minutes
UFC 131 weigh ins location moved to Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver http://fb.me/RCTbyzmF
3 days, 4 hours, and 22 minutes
Big thx to @deadontools who is my sponsor! Follow & send ideas for a cool new Dead On tag line & u could win signed fight shorts from me.
3 days, 5 hours, and 17 minutes
Here in beautiful Vancouver. Don't beat me up cuz I'm a Boston born #BRUINS fan. I know eleventeen forms of Kung-Fu. #ITrainUFC
3 days, 20 hours, and 15 minutes
“@kenfloassistant: @kennyflorian how would you like me to file this?? http://t.co/jQ3QoTT” Just file it under "misc receipts".
3 days, 20 hours, and 18 minutes
UFC 131: Kenny Florian Pre-Fight Interview http://fb.me/OUoL1b2A
3 days, 23 hours, and 31 minutes
It's ok people. Flight XXXX Montreal to Vancouver is safe. @KeithFlorian @Firas_Zahabi & urs truly are all on the same flight.
4 days, 5 hours, and 2 minutes
“@WarrKing: @kennyflorian I hate your hockey team too but I hope you win your fight at #UFC131” thanks man!
4 days, 5 hours, and 56 minutes
Today I travel to Vancouver, the most hated town in Boston right now. I actually love U Vancouver but ur hockey team, not so much. #UFC131
4 days, 8 hours, and 40 minutes
“@kurtpellegrino: Hey @kennyflorian remember when u told the #mma world that your fighting at 145” #ClassicFlorian
4 days, 16 hours, and 44 minutes
“@habsanalysis: @kennyflorian I still owe you that lunch. Let me know when you're gonna be in town” Yes sir u do. Will do man.
4 days, 16 hours, and 46 minutes
#Bruins = NO MERCY Huge win for them. Looks like it's gonna be another awesome/competitive series.
4 days, 16 hours, and 57 minutes
“@kurtpellegrino: @kennyflorian I don't ever want to see ur FACE again!” Yeah? Well don't look at the night sky then cuz I'm a star! Haha
4 days, 17 hours, and 44 seconds
“@HemiGirl: 2-0 !!!!!! #BRUINS” Yeah budddaaayyyyyy!!!!
4 days, 17 hours, and 49 minutes
My giant head is barely being supported by my body. Yep, it's #FightWeek #UFC131 
5 days, 5 hours, and 11 minutes
6 days, 3 hours, and 18 minutes
Surprise. Speed. Safety. Simplicity. Purpose. Repetition. Precision.
6 days, 3 hours, and 39 minutes
“@DaveCamarillo: Those who hate on fighters make me laugh.” I hate on people who hate on people who hate fighters.  miss ya bro.
6 days, 16 hours, and 37 minutes
#ClassicGuida performance. Great win over a tough Pettis. Perfect execution of a gameplan. Ok @KeithFlorian u called it. Hate when ur right.
6 days, 16 hours, and 44 minutes
Here we go #Bruins here we go!!! 
6 days, 19 hours, and 48 minutes
Interesting picks guys. I'm gonna go w/ @showtimepettis I think his skill set, ability to find his range & stand up will be the difference.
6 days, 21 hours, and 33 minutes
@SMOOTHone155 well done brother. Not bad for one of those guys who trains ufc full time.  Congratulations!!
6 days, 21 hours, and 39 minutes
Excited to watch TUF finale event tonight on Spike. Main event between Guida & Pettis is gonna be sick! What are ur picks for tonight?
6 days, 22 hours, and 43 minutes
#NowPlaying "Whiskey In My Whiskey" by The Felice Brothers. It's a "make u feel good song" . . . If u were cold bastard. Love it!
1 week, 7 hours, and 38 minutes
When I eat almond butter I let some just chill on the side of my teeth for consumption a lil' later. #KenFloDietTips #FoRealDoe #UFC131
1 week, 9 hours, and 34 minutes
Big thank u to @CosmoAlexandre Muay Thai legend, great guy, great training partner & funny guy!! Safe travels brother. #BlackzilianPower
1 week, 1 day, 1 hour, and 23 minutes
Went for a run w/ @CosmoAlexandre & @Aiemannzahabi Cosmo was attacked by a racist dog but I was safe. That's the most important thing.
1 week, 1 day, 2 hours, and 47 minutes
FYI, For those going to the #UFC131 weigh ins in Vancouver, be sure to look for me in my skeleton costume.
1 week, 1 day, 5 hours, and 30 minutes
@CubSwanson sorry to hear that man. Wish u a quick recovery.
1 week, 1 day, 17 hours, and 17 minutes
And the day of training is done. Big thanks to @CosmoAlexandre @Aiemannzahabi @KyleHollandRP @KeithFlorian @FlorianMAC & @RyanLoco
1 week, 1 day, 17 hours, and 52 minutes
“@RyanLoco: Seeing Tito Ortiz twitter scandal reminds me of KenFlo twitter scandal of '09. Kenny's nudes were more graphic.” My JCVD split?
1 week, 1 day, 21 hours, and 14 minutes
The more u sweat in training, the less u bleed in battle. #NotUrineISwear http://t.co/LJtelnm
1 week, 1 day, 21 hours, and 46 minutes
@TimCredeur ;) Looking forward to seeing u back in the cage this wknd bud.
1 week, 2 days, 5 hours, and 42 minutes
No nitrates for my peeps damnit!! I won't allow it. #iCare
1 week, 2 days, 6 hours, and 19 minutes
When sparring partners/trainers come to my house I provide organic pizzas w/ uncured meats on them. That's the kind of host I am.
1 week, 2 days, 6 hours, and 20 minutes
I remember when I was I a struggling MMA fighter & only had one Bluetooth headset in my ear. #Adversity
1 week, 2 days, 6 hours, and 46 minutes
Dear @Firas_Zahabi & @melissa_gendron I now have @Aiemannzahabi in my possession. I will be mailing u his thumb as evidence.
1 week, 2 days, 17 hours, and 15 minutes
Not watching the Bruins.  Waiting for @Aiemannzahabi to arrive at Logan Airport here in Boston. #TrainingPartner #Massachusetts #tornados
1 week, 2 days, 17 hours, and 52 minutes
“@CosmoAlexandre: u liked when yr wrestling coach almost killed me, right? Soooo in yr face hahah @kennyflorian http://t.co/BEQzyBq” haha
1 week, 2 days, 18 hours, and 15 minutes
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