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MacArthur Grad Gian Villante Signs With UFC

High School football and wrestling standout Gian Villante to compete on biggest stage of mixed martial arts.

Wantagh native Gian Villante, a MacArthur High School graduate who trains at Bellmore Kickboxing Academy, has signed with UFC. Credit sherdog.com
Wantagh native Gian Villante, a MacArthur High School graduate who trains at Bellmore Kickboxing Academy, has signed with UFC. Credit sherdog.com
Wantagh native and MacArthur HS graduate Gian Villante will soon be fighting in the top mixed martial arts promotion in the world.

Villante, a former standout wrestler and football player at MacArthur, has been signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after previously competing on Strikeforce, according to a report from mmafighting.com.

The 2002 Thorpe Award winner as the top football player in Nassau County who went on to have a successful career as a linebacker at Hofstra, is one of 20 Strikeforce fighter headed to UFC.

While competing on Strikeforce, Villante went 10-3 in the light heavyweight division of Strikeforce. The 6-2 205-pound Villante trains at Bellmore Kickboxing Academy under Keith Trimble, a former head coach with the New York Clash in the World Combat League.

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