Lando Vannata Talks New Contract, Charles Rosa Mishap & His UFC 234 Opponent • MMA News
Contemporary off his new four-fight take care of the UFC, light-weight Lando Vanatta steps again into the cage on Feb. 9 in opposition to Marcos Rosa Mariano at UFC 234.
For the 26-year-old, testing free company wasn’t one thing that crossed his thoughts as he was assured a brand new contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion would occur.
“I figured [the UFC] would want to re-sign me. I’m a pretty exciting fighter, I put on a show every time I step into the cage,” Vannata informed MMA News in an unique interview.
“I wasn’t too surprised they came back looking to re-sign me to a new deal. I was keeping my options open but I figured they would want to [re-sign me] and if the figures were right then yeah I would go back. The UFC had exclusive rights [to negotiating].”
Vannata (9-Three-2) is proof that being thrilling within the cage will guarantee job safety within the UFC. The Albuquerque resident has gone on a little bit of a hunch his final 5 fights going 1-2-2, together with a draw in opposition to Matt Frevloa at UFC 230 in November. Pundits had been suggesting a weight class change might be the best transfer for Vannata. It definitely appeared that method for a couple of hours earlier this week as inaccurate experiences surfaced on social media that he could be preventing featherweight Charles Rosa on this card. When the information got here out, Vannata was very confused.
“I [signed the contract] fighting a newcomer, Marcos Rosa. Alright this is the guy, this has got to be him. I was like 90% sure this was the guy I’m fighting. When social media came and I saw the Charles Rosa posts, I’m like ‘wait I’m fighting this guy? I have to double check’ it caught me off guard. I had to go the ESPN website, I saw they had Marcos Rosa, I was like ‘ok, this is the guy.’ I had go to look at the contract again.”
Sorry to all my MMA followers for the pretend information however going to be a couple of extra months till physician provides me the Clearance to struggle @ufc !! For the file I really like this struggle and would by no means say NO however can’t struggle with out the medical doctors signature..👊🏻 #BostonStrong pic.twitter.com/iVGNqOISRy
— Charles Rosa (@CharlesRosaMMA) January 15, 2019
Mariano (6-Four) makes his UFC debut on Feb. 9 and has received 4 of his final 5 fights. He’s coming off a first-round TKO victory over 2-Three fighter Alessandro Taiete de Matos at AFT 15 in October. The 32-year-old has completed six of his 10 profession opponents. Vannata likes the type matchup and believes he’ll mentally break his opponent after they conflict at UFC 234.
“I think I’m a tough fight for anybody. I’m excited to welcome him to the UFC. I think you guys are in for another hell of a show. I’m looking to leave that in the cage. I plan on mentally breaking this guy, I want to break. I want to snatch his soul. It’s one of my favorite things to do in fighting. Wrestling, fighting, it’s just making somebody quit. That’s what I want to do in this fight.”
UFC 234 takes place at Rod Laver Enviornment in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The principle occasion pits middleweight champion Robert Whittaker defending his title in opposition to Kelvin Gastelum.