Lando Vannata (10-4-2 MMA, 2-4-2 UFC) is set to face Yancy Medeiros (15-6 MMA, 6-6 UFC) in his homestate of New Mexico, Saturday Feb. 15 at UFC Rio Rancho on ESPN+.
Ahead of the fight on Saturday, Vannata spoke with the MMA media during media day where they wasted no time asking for his thoughts on his 2-4-2 record in the UFC.
“Definitely got the weirdest record in the UFC without a doubt,” said Vannata in his media day scrum, Thursday. “I don’t even think anyone else even has two draws, but I think everybody is aware of like, what I can bring to the table when I do show up, when I do perform, when I am physically (and) mentally on point, and right now I am very much that, and I am very much looking forward to putting on a epic fight on Saturday.”
Vannata, who is coming off a loss in his last fight, has a point when he says that he feels everyone understands what he can bring to the table.
In his UFC debut, he took a short notice fight against top lightweight, Tony Ferguson. Vannata didn’t only put on a show in that fight, he nearly finished Ferguson when he dropped him in the first round with a head kick.
Vannata also expressed that he feels he won both fights that ended up in draws and blames those decisions on poor judging.
“I feel like I won both of those fights hands down,” said Vannata. “I feel like I won 2-1 in the (Matt) Frevola fight, I think I won three out of three rounds in the Bobby Green fight.”
Look out for a potential call out on the mic by Vannata if he gets the win. He says that he would like to fight Jim Miller if they’re both victorious on Saturday in Rio Rancho.