UFC Fighter Profile -
Kenny Florian is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu who first
hit the MMA scene at TUF 1 where he fought as a middleweight.
Although fighting larger opponents, he made it to finals where
he lost to Diego Sanchez. KenFlo is currently fighting as
a lightweight and is making his first appearance since his loss
to Sherk in a title matchup for the UFC Lightweight
Florian is continually underestimated by the MMA community
despite an impressive BJJ and Submission Wrestling resume.
As a bettor, you should carefully consider Kenny in fights where
his listed as an underdog or as a small favorite. He is
not a dominating fighter, so proceed with caution if he's listed
as a sizable favorite.
He is dedicated professional that will come to a fight well
prepared and ready for action. His strength is a potent
recipe of submission attempts and wicked (Boston thing) elbows.
Kenny throws elbows better than anyone in MMA and his fights
often end up messy. He is very good at maintaining
position and working submissions when in a defensive posture.
Florian will struggle against opponents that have superior
strength and great ground defense, like Sherk. His long
range striking needs to improve before he can be a three
dimensional threat at the championship level.
Strengths: Ground attack, focus and preparation.
Weakness: Strength, Effective Punching