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Ligero Division

Activo

"Groovy"

Lando Vannata

Ligero Division

12-7-2 (W-L-D)

4

Wins by Knockout

5

Wins by Submission

8

First Round Finishes

Lando Vannata

athlete record

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Learn more about Lando Vannata's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Activo
Hometown
Neptune City, Estados Unidos
Trains at
Joel Diaz Boxing
Fighting style
MMA
Age
31
Height
69.00
Weight
156.00
Octagon Debut
Jul. 14, 2016
Reach
71.00
Leg reach
39.00
  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Four wins by KO, five by submission (2 RNC, Kimura, 1 arm triangle, 1 undisclosed choke)
     
  • Eight first round finishes
     
  • Two fights at featherweight (1-1)
     
  • 4-6-2 in his last 12 bouts
     
  • Origin of nickname – “Created by Cub Swanson, December 2015, in a Palm Springs IHOP.”

UFC on ESPN (4/15/23) Vannata lost a three round unanimous decision to Daniel Zellhuber

UFC Fight Night (4/23/22) Vannata was submitted by Charles Jourdain via guillotine choke at 2:32 of the first round

UFC 262 (5/15/21) Vannata won a three round split decision over Mike Grundy

UFC Fight Night (8/1/20) Vannata lost a three round unanimous decision to Bobby Green

UFC Fight Night (2/15/20) Vannata won a three round unanimous decision over Yancy Medeiros

UFC Fight Night (9/28/19) Vannata lost a three round unanimous decision to Marc Diakiese

UFC 234 (2/10/19) Vannata submitted Marcos Mariano via kimura at 4:55 of the first round

UFC 230 (11/3/18) Vannata fought to a three round draw with Matt Frevola

UFC 226 (7/6/18) Vannata lost a three round unanimous decision to Drakkar Klose

UFC 216 (10/7/17) Vannata fought to a three round draw with Bobby Green

UFC 209 (3/4/17) Vannata lost a three round unanimous decision to David Teymur

UFC 206 (12/10/16) Vannata knocked out John Makdessi at 1:40 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (7/13/16) Vannata was submitted by Tony Ferguson via D’Arce choke at 2:22 of the second round

TRAINING: I wake up and run five miles to the gym, followed by two-three hours of MMA skill work and live sparring. Strength & Conditioning in the afternoon, and then specific game plan work at night. Then I run five miles back home. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? 2006 at the age of thirteen, because I decided that's what I wanted to do with my life.

Do you have any heroes?  Heroes? No. Inspirations? Yes.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? That I'm seeing my years of dedication pay off and my most precious dreams unfold.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Wrestled for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for a single semester before dropping out and bee-lining my way to Jackson/Wink.  

What was your job before you started fighting? Subway Sandwich Artist.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ Purple Belt (2012)

Favorite grappling technique: Super Duck

Favorite Striking technique: Sidekicks