Kenny Florian retired from professional fighting over five years ago. The TUF Season 1 competitor can be seen regularly doing commentary work for FOX Sports, but this last weekend, Florian was competing in the Abu Dhabi World Championships.
“Except for Shaolin’s butterfly sweep during the early seconds that earned him two points, the entire match was a close one. Florian fully utilized the De La Riva guard, and was able to stifle Ribeiro’s movement and passing attempts.
The tides shortly began to change during the 4:37 mark of the match, when a brief scramble between the two competitors ensued. As Florian attempted a single leg takedown, Ribeiro had an underhook on the right leg, while sneaking in a clock choke attempt using his left hand.”
Watch how it all plays out in the full video below.
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Andy Gonzalez is a coach at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. He has earned his purple belt under Professor Mikal Abdullah. Follow Andy on Twitter at @GoGoGonzilla
Andy lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Amanda and their 3 beautiful children. Andy is also the father of a Marine who is honorably serving in the United States Marine Corps.