Kenny Florian Takes Gold at Long Beach Open

It’s been going on ten years since UFC veteran Kenny Florian retired from throwing down in the ring, but the former lightweight and black belt has not stopped pushing himself or competing. Florian won at IBJJF’s Long Beach International Open today, taking gold in his masters division.

Florian won his first match by armbar:

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Florian is best known to UFC fans as first a light-and-featherweight, turning in performances that won him Fight of the Night three times with a final record of 16-6-0. He transitioned into color commentating after his 2012 retirement from fighting, appearing on FOX Sports and ESPN. You may recognize him as the face of Battlebots, that show where aggressively designed robots fight each other.


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