A vivid confrontation between the two middle peasants of the lightweight division, each of which has a lot of outstanding performances in the octagon. Vannata made his debut in the organization with a competitive confrontation with Tony Ferguson.
At what time Lando Vannata vs Yancy Medeiros fight?
The fight time is February 15, 2020, at 05:00 PM ET.
Where to watch the fight?
Will be shown ESPN+, ESPN, and PPV
How many wins and losses Lando Vannata have?
Lando Vannata has 10 wins and 4 loss.
How many wins and losses Yancy Medeiros have?
Yancy Medeiros has 16 wins and 6 loss.
At the age of 13, Lando begins to study Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and attend wrestling classes. And while Groovy achieved only the brown belt title in BJJ, then in grappling Vannata was more successful and made his way to the first division of the NCAA, but left it after one semester at the university, joining the Jackson Wink team.
In MMA, the fighter began his journey in New Mexico, beating Adrian Apodachi by technical knockout. A series of successful rallies against weak opposition continued over eight battles. In the third fight in his career, Vannata defeated the more or less famous J.P. Rhys, and at the TSE event, he defeated Ramico Blackmon, because of which he received the championship belt of this organization. With a record of 8-0, the fighter joins the UFC and, with a short notice, goes out to fight Tony Ferguson. Quite unexpectedly, an unknown athlete in the first round completely interrupts the top fighter of the division.
However, in the second round, Tony manages to change tactics and knockdown Vannata, after which he submits the opponent. With the bonus for the performance of the evening, the second Groove match in the UFC ended, where he knocked out John Makdessi. However, in subsequent fights, the athlete won only one victory at a distance of six fights. Vannata was stronger than Marcos Rosa Mariano at UFC 234, losing to David Teymur and Drakkar Klose before that. The battle with Bobby Green and Matt Frevola ended in a draw, and in an extreme fight, the athlete lost to Marc Diakiese.
Medeiros represents Hawaii, where he began to engage in martial arts. The first hobby of the American was karate, to which he devoted all his childhood. At school, the fighter began attending the wrestling section and won several state competitions several times. Inspired by the example of Caviko Poli, Medeiros at a young age decided to move from wrestling to mixed martial arts.
At the beginning of his professional career, Yancy showed great promise. Medeiros, although he opposed the weak opposition at regional events in Hawaii, he still beat the rivals in the brightest way. With a record of 7-0, the fighter signs a contract with Strikeforce, which almost passed into the possession of the UFC. In the organization, the athlete manages to hold two fights and makes his debut in the middleweight category, where Raul Castillo breaks. After the transfer of rights to the Zuffa fighters, Medeiros joins the roster of the planet’s best promotion.
For ten battles in his career, Yancy went down from the light heavy division to light. In the first battle under the UFC banner, he lost by technical knockout to Rustam Khabilov. The athlete’s next fight was successful for him, but because of the positive test for prohibited substances, the American did not count the wins and removed him from fights, and the athlete is inferior to Jim Miller by technical submission. Damon Jackson and Joe Proctor become the reason that “The Kid” remains in the promotion since both opponents won Yancy.
After two wins in a row, the fighter is put up for battle against Dustin Poirier. Medeiros not only did not make weight but also lost by technical knockout. John Makdessi split inferior to Yancy, after which The Kid loses to Francisco Trinaldo. At a distance of five extreme fights, the fighter shows a modest record of 3-2. The transition to the welterweight was initially successful for Medeiros – a series of three victories in a row led him to a fight against Donald Cerrone, which he lost by technical knockout. In the final battle, Yancy lost to Gregor Gillespie with the same technical knockout.
Lando Vannata vs Yancy Medeiros Prediction
The confrontation of strong representatives of lightweight promises to become bloody and saturated for bright moments. We see Medeiros as a more trained and tactically competent fighter. Vannata is more improvising in the octagon, but the 27-year-old athlete has problems with the early completion of fights and often dismisses his opponents.