Luigi Fioravanti is a fighter perhaps best known for his lengthy stint in the UFC, fighting first as a middleweight and then as a welterweight fighter, cut after suffering a loss to Anthony Johnson after a lackluster performance against Brodie Farber. He went on to have varied success in smaller shows.
Fioravanti then made a comeback, setting up a solid two-fight win streak in the M-1 Global promotion with victories over Woody Weatherby by first round technical knockout and Arthur Guseinov via fourth-round rear-naked choke submission. Fioravanti next defeated Mitch Whitesel via second-round submission. He next faced Mike Geurin, winning via unanimous decision for his fifth straight victory. He had gone 8-3 since being released from the UFC in early 2009.
Luigi next faced veteran Andrei Semenov in M-1. Semenov defeated Fioravanti via unanimous decision. Fioravanti next clashed with another veteran, Joe Doerksen. Doerksen defeated Fioravanti via unanimous decision. Fioravanti was now on a two-fight losing streak.
He next signed on to face fellow UFC veteran Paul Daley. Daley defeated Fioravanti via dominant unanimous decision, handing Fioravanti his third consecutive decision defeat.
- Luigi Fioravanti vs. Thiago Goncalves
- Chris Leben vs. Luigi Fioravanti - The fight was Luigi Fioravanti's UFC debut and his first loss.
- Jon Fitch vs. Luigi Fioravanti - Fitch had a five-inch reach advantage and a three-inch height advantage as well.
- Luigi Fioravanti vs. Forrest Petz
- Luke Cummo vs. Luigi Fioravanti - The fight was lackluster, with Fioravanti dominating Cummo with takedowns and Cummo offering up little resistance.
- Diego Sanchez vs. Luigi Fioravanti - The fight was a war for three rounds until Sanchez rocked Fioravanti with a high kick and a knee and finished him with strikes on the ground afterwards.
- Luigi Fioravanti vs. Brodie Farber - After the fight, Farber was cut.
- Anthony Johnson vs. Luigi Fioravanti - After the fight, Fioravanti was cut by the UFC.
- Luigi Fioravanti vs. John Alessio
- Pete Spratt vs. Luigi Fioravanti - The fight was very well anticipated.
- Luigi Fioravanti vs. Arthur Guseinov - The fight was Luigi's M-1 debut.
- Andrei Semenov vs. Luigi Fioravanti - The fight -- in 2011 -- was Andrei Semenov's M-1 debut. It was Semenov's first bout since a hiatus that began in late 2008.
- Joe Doerksen vs. Luigi Fioravanti
- Paul Daley vs. Luigi Fioravanti