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Who won Zellhuber vs Vannata?
Daniel Zellhuber beat Lando Vannata by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen, on Saturday 15th April 2023 at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Daniel Zellhuber.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Zellhuber vs Vannata stats
Daniel Zellhuber stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Lando Vannata made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 6 loses and 2 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Zellhuber had a large advantage in power over Vannata, boasting at 58% knock out percentage over Vannata's 33%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Vannata had a large advantage over Zellhuber, boosting at 42% submission rate over Zellhuber's 17%.
Daniel Zellhuber was the younger man by 7 years, at 24 years old.
Zellhuber had a height advantage of 4 inches over Vannata. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Zellhuber was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 4 year and 4 months later than Vannata, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 31 to Vannata's 40.
Zellhuber vs Vannata form
Lando Vannata had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Charles Jourdain at UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade on 23rd April 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Mike Grundy at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Bobby Green at UFC Vegas 5 on 1st August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Yancy Medeiros at UFC on ESPN+ 25 on 15th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho.
He had defeated Marcos Mariano at UFC 234 on 9th February 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
Vannata's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Zellhuber vs Vannata?
Daniel Zellhuber was a 4/5 (-130) favourite going into the contest, while Lando Vannata made his way into the ring at 1/1 (+100) with oddsmakers.