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Kenny Florian Expected to Face Nunes at UFC 131

| February 20, 2011 | 1 Reply

kenny florian1 300x281 Kenny Florian Expected to Face Nunes at UFC 131While former UFC Lightweight contender Kenny “Ken-Flo” Florian had dropped hints of making a move down to 145, many wondered if Kenny would actually do it. Any doubts of that have now been erased as Florian announced he will be taking on Diego Nunes at UFC 131 in his Featherweight Debut. Florian made the announcement on ESPN MMA Live.

With the drop to featherweight, Kenny Florian will mark his 4th different weight class since joining the UFC. After competing on The Ultimate Fighter season 1 as a Middleweight, Florian made his first move, going 2-0 as a Welterweight. He would then go on to make his Lightweight debut against Sam Stout. Florian went 9-3 in the UFC’s Lightweight Division, failing to capture the UFC Lightweight Championship on two separate occasions, losing to Sean Sherk and BJ Penn.

Diego Nunes, who defeated former WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Brown at UFC 125, will look to add another name to his impressive resume, and move himself closer to a possible title shot. Nunes carries with him a three-fight win streak, having only dropped one fight in his career, losing a decision to LC Davis at WEC: Aldo vs Faber.

UFC 131 is expected to take place at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on June 11th.

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I was born in New York, but currently reside in PA. Have been following the sport since about 2000, ever since I picked up a few VHS' of the old UFC tournaments. I served on active duty in the Marines and currently serve in the PA Army National Guard. I've been doing sub-wrestling and BJJ for about 2 years and have studied Aikido for 3 years. I enjoy all forms of combat sports, but huge into BJJ tournaments and of course, MMA.

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  1. Hermatisha Daniels says:

    Dang that shizz is off the scale and man that is ugly to see keenys face like that…. ewwwww but Kewlll:)

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