Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata - 8/1/20 UFC Fight Night 173 Pick and Prediction

Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata  - 8/1/20 UFC Fight Night 173 Pick and Prediction Photo by Jason Da Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Lando Vannata vs. Bobby Green

Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 10:00 PM (UFC APEX)

The Line: -- Lando Vannata -155 / Bobby Green +125 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Vicente Luque and Randy Brown face off in a lightweight showdown at UFC Fight NIght 173 at the UFC Apex, in Las Vegas Nevada. Both of these fighters are currently unranked. 

Bobby “King” Green comes into this fight with a 25-10-1 record overall but there has been some real struggles as of late losing six of his last eight fights. One of those wins for Green, did come in his last fight by Clay Guida. In that fight, Green was taken down three times but he outstruck Guida 85-23 and that led to a unanimous decision victory. Each of Green’s last four losses have come by decision, so if there is any consolation at least he’s not getting knocked out. 

Green is averaging 5.01 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.52 significant strikes per minute. Green is also averaging 1.19 successful takedowns every 15 minutes but he is only accurate on 31 percent of the time.Green is also averaging 0.4 submission attempts every 15 minutes. In this fight Green is going to not be able to fall behind early and have to try and come back late. 

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On the other side of this fight is Lando “Groovy” Vannata who comes into this fight with an 11-4-2 record. Coming into this fight, Vannata has lost five of his last seven fights, but he was able to come away with a victory in the last fight. Vannata’s last fight came against Yancy Medeiros and in that fight he outstruck his opponent 99-68, which was enough to come away with the unanimous decision. 

Vannata is averaging 4.72 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.73 significant strikes per minute. Vannata is averaging 1.15 successful takedowns every 15 minutes and 0.4 submission attempts every 15 minutes. 

These are two fighters who have struggled as of late, but Green did look his fight against Guida and he has some confidence now. Look for Green to wear down Vannata just enough to win at least two of the rounds. It might not be the prettiest fight, but Green is going to come away with a win.

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Shane’s Pick Bobby Green +125

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