UFC Lightweight veteran Bobby Green picked up a unanimous decision victory in a highly anticipated rematch against Lando Vannata. The bout took place as the main card opener after the scheduled opener saw a last-minute change on the broadcast. Not to mention, the promotion’s return to home soil in Las Vegas has had a large number of changes.
The 26-10 veteran is now on a two-fight streak in the 155-pound division with two wins in the ‘Quarantine era’. The 33-year-old has looked crisp in his approach and has appeared to continue a high output rate. Going forward, ‘King’ Green will be keen to continue his upward trajectory in the shark tank that is the 155-pound division.
Bobby Green pulled off his iconic celebration as the referee proceeded to raise his hand in his recent contest. The post-fight festivities pay homage to former WWE wrestler Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque. Green has endeared himself to fans with his ability to come off as effortlessly smooth under the bright lights via ESPN MMA
The perennial showman is beloved by MMA fans not just for his output heavy fighting style, but also for his theatrics. He has remained a fan favorite scrapper ever since he burst on the scene back in November of 2013. Additionally, he has drawn comparisons to other favorites such as the Diaz brothers and Jorge Masvidal for his persona.
In terms of the fight itself, the bout mirrored the first outing between Lando Vannata and Bobby Green. The two first met back in October of 2017 in a bout that would end in a split decision draw. Chiefly, both fights had major similarities in terms of the boxing heavy style that was on display.
Lando Vannata relied on his famed gas-tank as he weathered some hefty shots from ‘King’ early in the fight. Bobby Green also showed significant aggression when the fight hit the mat, thus scoring the fight in his favor.
The title picture at 155-pounds is murky, to say the least, with the champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s future being uncertain. Green will be looking to build off on his two-fight streak and eventually actualize his dream of a gold strap.
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