Although he became famous in his first UFC fight, when he jumped into the fight against Tony Ferguson as a replacement and then caused him big problems, Lando Vannata (12-5-2, 4-5-2 UFC) did not achieve a good result after that.
But the fact that the UFC has so far thoughtlessly extended his contracts speaks everything. Lando is a fighter who guarantees excitement and fun with his style and has now been awarded the fight bonus of the evening four times.
Of course, he personally could not be satisfied with that. That's why Lando decided to go down from the lightweight to the featherweight category and in the first fight it turned out to be a good decision. In May of this year, he defeated Mike Grundy by a split decision of the referees and thus started a new phase of his career, one that he will continue with the fight he has just contracted.
He will try to combine two victories for the first time in his UFC career, but this task will not be easy for him. On November 13, at UFC Fight Night 197, a very difficult fight and a very serious exam await him. His opponent is Tucker Lutz (12-1, 1-0 UFC), one of the most interesting newcomers to the previous season of the Contender Series show, a fighter who last fought also in May, when he made an impressive UFC debut with a win over Kevin Aguilar.
He is a fighter who lost only the first fight of his career, after which he combined 12 victories, which led him to the UFC. A win against a fighter like Vannata would certainly speed up his path to stronger fights and even more famous opponent names.
UFC Fight Night 197 is another in a series of UFC events scheduled to take place within the APEX complex. It should be led by a featherweight fight between Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez. Both fighters will have a huge motive before a match like this.
They are both ready and eagerly awaiting a match like this that could bring them a lot. Vannata will try to show in the new category that he made a good decision and that he is a much better fighter than some people think.
Lutz wants to continue his career in the UFC in a positive way, as he had a great debut in which he showed that he will be a difficult obstacle for all opponents.