It looked more like a Hollywood movie scene than a UFC fight, but Lando Vannata landed a wheelhouse kick to the mug of John Makdessi knocking him down and crushing his soul. It sent MMA fans scrambling to find a clip of the knockout from UFC 206, hosted in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
WHAT A KICK!
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) December 11, 2016
The slow motion shot from the second angle shows how brutal that kick was.
This is only Lando “Groovy” Vannata’s second fight in the UFC. He lost his first to Tony Ferguson in July by submission. The fight earned him some credit around the world for MMA enthusiasts. But the 24-year-old Toms River, New Jersey native has a bright future in the UFC and has certainly grabbed some fans attention after his slightly unorthodox wheelhouse.
Lando is completely unorthodox, and he’s still progressing a lot. He’s so efficient, crazy, and young, and…definitely has a big potential. I can’t wait to see him evolve in the UFC in the future.
MMA Fighter Tom Duquesnoy
Vannata’s move makes me think of the impossible which leads me to the time Chuck Norris took on a car and, of course, won.
Vannata’s knockout is certainly one of the best of the year for UFC and is no doubt, Chuck Norris worthy. Maybe for the next fight “Groovy” can take on a sports car. I’m going to watch no matter what.