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Gian Villante, left, throws an uppercut at Sean O'Connell during a light heavyweight bout at UFC FIght Night on June 28, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.(Credit: Getty)

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Gian Villante

UFC light heavyweight Gian Villante trains at Bellmore Kickboxing Academy. The former All-American at both MacArthur High School in Levittown (wrestling) and Hofstra University (football) was a Ring of Combat champion at both heavyweight and light heavyweight.

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