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UFC 226 Results: Drakkar Klose defeats Lando Vannata (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - July 7, 2018

A lightweight fight between Drakkar Klose and Lando Vannata took place during tonight’s UFC 226 prelims on FS1. Round one begins and Klose immediately comes forward with pressure. The fighters clinch against the fence and after a missed spinning elbow, Lando breaks free. Klose immediately rushes in again and presses Lando back against the fence. He is working hard for a double leg takedown but Vannata is doing a good job of defending. Lando breaks free but Klose continues to stay on him with pressure. The fighters clinch and Klose lands a pair of knees. Lando breaks free and lands a low kick. Drakkar with a nice kick to the body followed by a heavy low kick. He chases after Lando and lands a right hand. Klose pushes Lando back against the cage. He lands a knee and then Lando breaks free. Klose steps into the pocket and lands a low kick. Both men with a low kicks now. Drakkar lands a big right hand. Lando smiles but that one hurt him. Drakkar with another hard low kick. Just over one minute remains in the opening round. Lando goes high with a kick but Klose ducks under and then presses Lando against the cage. The fighters clinch and Klose lands some knees. Lando shares some knees of his own and now Klose is looking for a takedown. Lando won’t let him get it but eats a knee for his efforts. Klose with a left hand as they break. Round one comes to an end.

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UFC 209 Results: David Teymur defeats Lando Vannata (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - March 4, 2017

A lightweight scrap between Lando Vannata and David Teymur served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 209 fight card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Teymer and Lando trade kicks early. Body kick and low kicks from both men. Lando is pressing forward here. Vannata with a body kick. David replies with two low kicks. Teymur circling here and working kicks on Lando’s front leg. Lando leaps forward with a switch kick. It lands to the body of Teymur. He misses with a spinning back fist and David lands a left hand. Lando continues his forward pressures but Teymur counters with a leg kcik and then a left. Vannata with a flashy kick. He lands a big follow up punch. Davis is rocked. Lando charges forward with punches. Both men throwing now. Teymur lands a big shot and then another left. Vannata is backing up now. Teymur with follow up punches. Lando circles out. He throws a high kick and then one to the body. Teymur with a nice kick to the body. That hurt. Vannata dives in and lands a takedown but David gets right back up. Teymur charges forward and lands a left and then a big right. He rocks Lando. Both men are throwing heavy punches here. Lando lands a high kick as the horn sounds to end round one.

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Eddie Alvarez & Lando Vannata offer to step in at UFC 209

bjpenndotcom - March 3, 2017

This week, news surfaced that undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov had been taken to the hospital prior to his UFC 209 interim lightweight title scrap with Tony Ferguson Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Tony Ferguson and Lando Vannata
Tony Ferguson

Lando Vannata looks forward to future rematch with Tony Ferguson

Tom Taylor - January 10, 2017

Back in July of 2016, Jackson-Winkeljohn student Lando Vannata made a short notice UFC debut against one of the best lightweights in the world: Tony Ferguson. Though Ferguson was expected to blow through his debuting foe, this is not the way things went down. Twice in the fight’s first round, a surprisingly confident Vannata was able to push his experienced foe to the very brink of a stoppage. In the second round, Ferguson was able to shake off the cobwebs and lock up a d’Arce choke for the win, but Vannata’s performance immediately earned him a reputation as a fighter to watch in the UFC lightweight division.

Tony Ferguson
Tony Ferguson

Twitter Beef! Lando Vannata Calls Tony Ferguson a "F**kcing Idiot"

Tom Taylor - October 19, 2016

Tony Ferguson‘s last fight, which occured back in July in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was originally expected to be against fellow Ultimate Fighter winner Michael Chiesa. When Chiesa withdrew from the fight with back injury just weeks before the event, however, Ferguson was forced to shift his attention to late replacement Lando Vannata, who made his UFC debut for this last-minute bout. Given the fact Ferguson was and still is a top-5 lightweight, and that Vannata had yet to even fight in the UFC, most fans expected this one to be a blowout for Ferguson. In the end, however, it was not.