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The Spike TV broadcast of Ultimate Fight Night 11 which featured Kenny Florian versus Din Thomas as the Main Event was Wednesday’s highest-rated cable broadcast in the 9-11pm. slot. Additionally, in some key demographics, the broadcast drew a 1.7 rating with “Men 18-49” and a 1.9 with “Men 18-34.“
In the main event of Ultimate Fight Night 11 Florian had a first round submission win in the Octagon over Din Thomas at 4:31. Read More
Expecting Alvin Robertson to come hard early and to try to take things to the ground, Florian was prepared. Florian took Robinson down a few times in the round and landed some forceful punches and elbows from inside his guard. Florian kept working and late in the round got full mount. He started to hit Robinson with punches and elbows that rocked the UFC newcomer. Florian kept up the pressure and Robinson rolled to get out of the way of the punches and the fight was stopped due to strikes on the ground. The fight showed Florian’s improved wrestling skills. Florian is now 2-0 since his title shot loss to Sean Sherk at UFC 64.
Kenny recently shot several commercials for DirecTV in English and Spanish to promote upcoming UFC pay per events. The spots will air during the summer.
(Las Vegas Review-Journal) Kenny Florian grins wanly at the mention of his willingness to fight in any weight class.
The former soccer player turned pro fighter is one of the elite lightweights in mixed martial arts, but he has fought as high as the middleweight division despite a body that looks as if it might be snapped like a twig by many of the massively muscled men in the 185-pound division. Read More
“In my fight against Sean Sherk, I accomplished a few goals, but fell short of my dream. On the positive – I fought in a world title fight for the UFC, fought a 5 round war, got the respect of my opponent and put on a fight that UFC fans loved.”
“The fight was a bloody war. Blood was in my eyes, ears, mouth and everywhere else. At one point, I had to cover Sherk’s cut so the blood would stop going into my eyes. Between rounds, Stitch (my cutman), thought I was cut because I had a huge pool of blood on my head. Dealing with that much blood was tough as it made it hard to see and to hold on to Sherk. It almost made me regret striking him. Of course, it also must have been difficult for Sherk to deal with. After the fight, I needed 3 showers to get all the blood off my body.” Read More
(Las Vegas) Sean Sherk immediately took Florian (7-3) to the mat, obviously intent on ending the fight early. However, Florian patiently regrouped while looking for an opening to land a submission, but Sherk was focused and stayed in control. Soon though, Florian saw his opening and sunk in a guillotine that looked dangerous for a bit until Sherk muscled his way out and almost got an armbar on Florian a few moments later before grounding and pounding his way to the bell. Read More
“My opponent, Sean Sherk, is a very tough, accomplished and experienced fighter. It is an honor to go to battle with him for this prestigious belt. He is a great wrestler and one of the most physically gifted athletes in the UFC. Not to mention, he is constantly working on his MMA game.”
“From start to finish, I am ready to fight 5 action packed rounds of a technical, tactical and all out brutal war. I have practiced to perfection with my weapons. They have been checked, cleaned and loaded.”
(The Orange County Register) Kenny Florian has fought bigger fighters for most of his career. He often fought against fighters that outweighed him by 20-60 pounds in open weight Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission wrestling tournaments. Read More
It’s sure to fuel the fire even more. Countdown to UFC 64 will profile Kenny as he prepares for his title fight against Sean Sherk. Spike TV will premiere Countdown to UFC 64 on Monday, October 9th at 11:30pm (ET) and re-air on Saturday October 14th at 9am and 6pm (ET).