Luigi Vendramini
The Italian Stallion
Added to UFC Stockholm
LightweightUFC
April 1, 2019
Vendramini has been added to the card for UFC Stockholm on June 1 against Nick Hein, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Vendramini will be making his follow up appearance in the octagon, but is hoping to fare better than his debut when he lost to Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos via KO (strikes) as a last-minute replacement for Belal Muhammad. He has been serving a medical suspension as a result of that defeat when he took a kick to the jaw, but the 180-day time limit will have passed by the time his date with Hein arrives. Prior to losing in his UFC debut, Vendramini had amassed a perfect 8-0 record as a professional.
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Handed six-month medical suspension
LightweightUFC
September 25, 2018
Vendramini received a 180-day medical suspension Tuesday, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Vendramini looked good in his UFC debut, but he was on the wrong end of a flying knee to the jaw that knocked him out. He won't be allowed to return before April 22 without the clearance of an orthopedist, though the suspension only runs until late March. His status for future fights should become clearer as the end of his suspension nears.
Starts strong before falling in UFC debut
LightweightUFC
September 22, 2018
Making his UFC debut on short notice Saturday, Vendramini lost to Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos via KO (strikes) at 1:20 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Sao Paulo, Brazil.
ANALYSIS
Vendramini looked darn good in his debut prior to the finish. He almost certainly won Round 1 from the Brazilian and was holding his own in Round 2 before eating a flying knee to the jaw that turned his lights out. Considering he accepted this fight on less than two weeks' notice, Vendramini will almost certainly get a second opportunity with the company. He deserves it.
Will fight Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos on short notice
LightweightUFC
September 14, 2018
Vendramini will fight Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos during UFC Sao Paulo on Sept. 22 after Zaleski dos Santos' original opponent, Belal Muhammad, withdrew for reasons that are immediately unclear, freelance writer Nolan King reports.
ANALYSIS
Vendramini, a 22-year-old, will be making his UFC debut. He's 7-0 with three of his victories coming from KO/TKO and four from submission. He most recently defeated Adriano Andre via third-round TKO at Aspera FC 56 on Aug. 19 of last year. Vendramini (19-5) has won his past five fights in UFC after losing in his debut. He most recently defeated Sean Strickland by first-round KO (Spinning Wheel Kick and Punches) at UFC 224 in May.