Lando Vannata suffered a humiliating submission defeat when he faced Charles Jourdain earlier this year at UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade. It wasn’t a dishonorable effort or a subpar stoppage that led to the loss. Vannata had no choice but to pull his trunks up after they had dropped during the surrender.
MMA fans on Twitter were quite interested in the wardrobe malfunction incident. The loss was described as one of MMA’s most humiliating submission defeats by fan who shared the incident.
One of the most embarrassing submission losses pic.twitter.com/RKEmHZTI2o
— Ocelot MMA (@Ocelot_MMA) July 14, 2022
Another fan immediately brought up Keith Peterson’s post-fight intervention. The referee attempted to assist Vannata in pulling her trunks up.
Keith Peterson trying to dress him made it so much worse.
— Big Muallem (@AM__Punk) July 14, 2022
Since facing Tony Ferguson in his UFC debut match in 2016, this defeat was Lando Vannata’s first submission loss in the promotion. What would have been a perfectly acceptable defeat is now being remembered for all the wrong reasons.
Vannata still has an opportunity to make amends. In September, he will fight against Andre Fili at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song.
Lando Vannata’s UFC record after his humiliating submission defeat to Charles Jourdain is currently four wins, six losses, and two draws in his 12 fights for the company.
Given the kind of opponents he has fought since entering the UFC in 2016, the 30-year-record old’s is somewhat misleading. As previously established, Vannata lost his first match against Tony Ferguson. He has also lost to respectable opponents like Bobby Green, Marc Diakiese, and David Teymur.
Vannata has victories in the UFC against Mike Grundy, John Makdessi, Marcos Mariano, and Yancy Medeiros. In the organization, the 30-year-old has never been able to triumph in back-to-back contests.
Vannata has a decent chance of winning his next match against Andre Fili in September. In his previous three UFC fights, Fili has lost twice and failed to compete once.