Gian Villante vs Fabio Maldonado Targeted for March 23rd UFC Event in Brazil

Gian Villante

Gian Villante

  • 11-4 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Cody Donovan, Trevor Smith, Derrick Mehmen

Fabio Maldonado

Fabio Maldonado

  • 20-6 MMA / 3-3 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Maiquel Falcao (x2), Joey Beltran, Roger Hollett


UFC Fight Night 38

March 23rd, 2014

Natal, Brazil

Nelio Dias Gymnasium


Gian Villante earned a second round knockout victory over Cody Donovan at UFC 167 for his first win inside the octagon. After starting his Strikeforce career 0-2, Villante won his next three fights before the UFC merger. He made his UFC debut in April of last year, but lost a technical decision to fellow Strikeforce-alum, Ovince St Preux.

Fabio Maldonado’s UFC career has had it ups and downs, going 1-3 in his first four fights with the promotion, but lost controversial decisions to Kyle Kingsbury and Igor Pokrajac. He has since won two-straight fights, including decision wins over Roger Hollett and Joey Beltran.



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