Kenny Florian is one of the finest American mixed martial artists who gained fame as a fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He first competed inside the Octagon against Chris Leben on 28 October 2004, which he won.
Likewise, he is the first-ever athlete to introduce the Welterweight division in the UFC. Furthermore, he became the first UFC fighter to compete in all four divisions (Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight and Middleweight) in the UFC.
Bio: Age, Nationality & Height
Kenny Florian stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters).
He was born on 26 May 1976 in Westwood, Massachusetts, U.S. as Kenneth Alan Florian. He has a birth sign of Gemini.
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He first attended Dover-Sherborn Regional High School and later graduated from Boston College.
Parents Plus Siblings
Kenny Florian's parents are Agustin and Ines Florian; both are Peruvian. He grew up as the fourth of six children of his parents; his siblings include two brothers Keith Florian and Kirk Andrew Florian. (b. 22 June 1983). Keith is an MMA fighter.
Unfortunately, Kenny's brother, Kirk is no more alive. On 10 September 2016, Kirk, who was an MMA fighter, went missing. Kenny had even asked for help on his social media account to find his missing brother. Unfortunately, Kirk was found dead, and after post-mortem, it was known that he had passed away on 11 September 2016.
Kenny Florian's Wife, Married Life
Kenny Florian is married to Clark Gilmer. His wife is a model and actress, who has starred in the Academy Award-winning film, Argo and other TV shows such as Millionaire Matchmaker and America's Next Top Model.
Kenny and Clark, who got engaged in January 2014, shared the wedding vows on 19 October 2014. Later, they got blessed with their first child, a daughter, True on 10 February 2018.
Kenny Florian with his wife, Clark Gilmer and his daughter on 25 December 2019 (Photo: Kenny Florian's Instagram)
As of now, the family of three lives together in Los Angeles, California.
Career In MMA
Kenny Florian has had a very successful MMA career. In his professional MMA career, he has played 22 matches, in which he has won 16 and lost six matches. Also, he has the highest submission percentage in the history of UFC. However, he never won any championship titles—he got three shots at the title.
After his win against Diego Nunes at UFC 131, on 11 June 2011, he got the chance to challenge the UFC Featherweight Champion, Jose Aldo. Their match was fixed at UFC 136 on 8 October 2011. Unfortunately, he lost the match due to a unanimous decision—After then, he decided to take retirement.
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After his retirement, Kenny worked as an analyst for UFC on Fox. As of now, he serves as a color commentator for the series, BattleBots on the Discovery and Science Channels. Likewise, he frequently appears on the Anik and Florian podcast.
Besides, he co-owns Brookline based martial arts center named Florian Martial Arts Center, where he and his brother, Keith teach MMA.
His Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the former UFC's mixed martial artist, Kenny Florian has managed to make a healthy net worth of $3 million.
Five Interesting Facts About Kenny Florian
He is a former soccer player and has played the NCAA Division I soccer league.
He has received a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
He is a two-time winner of the Tequila CAZADORES Spirit Award.
He is fluent in speaking Spanish, Portuguese, and English languages.
He has a mixed ancestry of Spanish (including Andalusian) and Basque.