June 9, 2011
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — UFC mainstay Kenny Florian’s 35th birthday passed two weeks ago without his favorite component of the celebration — cake.
Florian (14-5 MMA, 11-4 UFC) hasn’t eaten much of anything lately in preparation for his UFC 131 co-main event bout against Diego Nunes (16-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) Saturday at Rogers Arena. That’s where Florian, the two-time former top lightweight contender, will make his debut in the 145-pound weight class.
He’ll become the first fighter in UFC history to compete in four different divisions, as he started his career in the organization at 185 pounds on the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter”.