Lando "Groovy" Vannata


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Lightweight
Height: 5' 9"
Reach: 71"
Leg reach: 39.00
Weight: 155 lbs.
Team: Jackson Wink MMA Academy (2012–2018)
Nationality: Neptune , United States
Age: 30


Wins by KO: 4
Wins by submission: 5
Wins by decision: 2



Significant Strikes Attempted: 1419
Significant Strikes Landed: 633


Takedowns Attempted: 26
Takedowns Landed: 6


Lando Vannata is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He made his professional debut in 2013 and has since compiled a record of 11-4-2, with seven wins by knockout and three submissions.

Vannata was born on November 28th, 1992, in Jackson Township, New Jersey. His father was an amateur boxer and as a child Lando had dreams of becoming a professional athlete. At age 21 he began training at Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts Academy under coach John Crouch where he quickly developed into one of the top prospects from the state. After compiling an impressive 8-0 amateur record, Vannata turned pro in 2013 and moved to Jackson’s main gym – The Pit – to focus more intensely on his MMA career.

Throughout his five years as a professional fighter Vannata has fought for several promotions including RFA & WSOF before signing with UFC in 2016 at just 24 years old after compiling an undefeated 9-0 record outside of UFC. In 2016 he made his UFC debut against Tony Ferguson but lost via submission within two rounds due to arm injury suffered during first round which forced him to tap out later while defending Ferguson’s triangle choke attempt during Round 2. Despite losing fight, Dana White praised Vanatta’s performance calling it “the greatest debut ever” for any fighter joining UFC roster for first time due to great striking talent displayed throughout bout which won him Fight Of The Night bonus award post match plus fan twitter love from across globe including Hollywood actors such as Mark Wahlberg sending social media messages praising skill set put up inside octagon against experienced veteran like Ferguson .

Since then Lando has gone 3–3–1 inside octagon having fought some toughest opponents such as Bobby Green & Yancy Medeiros among many others where most notably bout between him & Medeiros held back 2018 ended controversially after referee stopped fight despite both fighters standing still when RD 1 end bell buzzed thus ending bout draw instead decisive win either way but nonetheless earning Fight Of The Night bonus award again proving credentials upcoming star status potential now moving towards future fights ahead next few months already demanding more attention than ever before amongst combat sports fans each night eagerly waiting news next big bouts lined up around corner soon come near future date land beside other champions currently competing within lightweight division today .

Overall there is no doubt that Lando Vannata is one of the best young talents emerging from the lightweight division today and although much work still needs done if he hopes reach heights elite level competitors like Khabib Nurmagomedov or Conor McGregor have achieved recent times however considering speed rise fighting career begun only few short years ago confidence expressed current coaches path well underway soon could deliver expected results bring beloved title belt home provide dream opportunity entire world witness what amazing feat talented fighter capable performing inside octagon future await us all unsure outcome until fate decide exact yet surely expecting major historical moment arrive name good near future sit atop mountain glory be crowned champion day staying tuned tune follow events unfold sure find out…

Fight History

Daniel Zellhuber
Lando Vannata: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Apr 15, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen
Charles Jourdain
Lando Vannata: Defeated
by Submission in Round 1 @ 2:32
Sat. Apr 23, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade
Mike Grundy
Lando Vannata: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. May 15, 2021
UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler
Bobby Green
Lando Vannata: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Aug 01, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan
Yancy Medeiros
Lando Vannata: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 15, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Blachowicz
Marc Diakiese
Lando Vannata: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Sep 28, 2019
UFC FN: Hermanson vs. Cannonier
Marcos Mariano
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Feb 09, 2019
UFC 234
Matt Frevola
Lando Vannata: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Nov 03, 2018
UFC 230