Posts Tagged ‘UFC 118’
UFC 118 didn’t go quite the way, Kenny “KenFlo” Florian wanted it to go.
This time, Gray “the Bully” Maynard walked away with the win.
Kenny will be back vowing to improve his wrestling game as he continues to evolve as a mixed martial arts fighter.
But the Trivia Game was fun… Read More
(by Dan Duggan, Boston Herald) Kenny Florian is unquestionably one of the best lightweights in the world, but he continually finds himself stuck one level short of reaching the top.
Florian has twice lost lightweight title shots, and at Saturday’s UFC 118 at the Garden, the Dover product lost a unanimous decision to Gray Maynard in a fight to determine the top lightweight contender. Read More
In what was a highly anticipated fight card, UFC 118 turned out on one hand to be quite predictable, yet on another not so much. The intrigues of the rematch between lightweight champion (155lbs.) Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar (13-1, 2 KO’s 3 subs) (pictured at left) and former champ B.J. ‘The Prodigy’ Penn (15-7-1, 6 KO’s 6 subs) proved to be just that, but the outcome was nothing anyone saw coming. Read More
(by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com) Kenny Florian has come a long way from fighting in “The Gravel Pit” at Club Lido in Revere, Massachusetts, but as he approaches what he hopes is a triumphant homecoming to Boston against Gray Maynard this Saturday night, it’s the lessons he learned in those early years that helped make him the fighter he is today. Read More
(by Michael Vega, Boston Globe) Kenny Florian’s career as a professional mixed martial arts fighter has taken him many places, but never home.
But on Saturday night, the 34-year-old Dover native, and 1999 Boston College graduate who played soccer for the Eagles, will compete in front of a hometown crowd for the first time in his Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight bout against undefeated Gray Maynard at TD Garden. Read More
(by Joe Myers, sherdog.com) Kenny Florian has already had two cracks at the UFC lightweight title, but following a pair of submission wins over Clay Guida and Takanori Gomi, the 34-year-old Florian may be just one victory away from another shot at a championship bout. But if Florian does get past the unbeaten Gray Maynard on the main card of UFC 118 Saturday at the TD Garden in Boston, don’t expect to see the same old Florian in his third title fight. Read More
Kenny Florian will finally have his chance to fight in front of his hometown crowd when he squares off against 9-0 Gray “The Bully” Maynard, as the UFC makes its debut in Boston Saturday night with “UFC 118: Edgar Vs Penn 2” from TD Garden. The event will air live on pay-per-view at 10 P.M. ET. Read More
(Boston Globe by Nancy Marrapese-Burrell) Shawn Thornton stood next to one of the heavy bags at Peter Welch’s South Boston gym, watching UFC fighter Kenny Florian being put through the paces by Welch and one of Florian’s two head trainers, Firas Zahabi.
The Bruins enforcer, no stranger to fisticuffs himself, is a fan of mixed martial arts, and seeing Florian train gave him a deeper appreciation of what’s required to succeed in the sport. Read More
(Heavy.com by Jon Lane)
Kenny Florian Isn’t Afraid to Adapt
Adapt and survive.
Kenny Florian’s philosophy is simple: “If you don’t adapt in this sport, you’re going to die. You’re going to lose.” There was a time Florian thought he had all the answers. He was on a six-fight win streak that earned him a shot at UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn. The last time Florian had lost was his first chance at glory, when Sean Sherk defeated him in a unanimous decision at UFC 64. Read More
There is a historical fight taking place @ UFC 118 this Saturday between five-time UFC champion and MMA legend Randy Couture and multiple division boxing champion James Toney Thus, the stage is set for an epic showdown. So why are boxing and MMA still fighting for respect? Read More