Marcos Mariano
Struggles to get on track
February 9, 2019
Mariano lost to Lando Vannata via submission (Kimura) at 4:55 of Round 1 at UFC 234 on Saturday in Melbourne.
Mariano had a lot of trouble in this fight. He could not get anything going on the feet. After that, Vannata scored a takedown and went to work on the ground. He knifed through Mariano's guard, moved to a dominant position and finished with a Kimura. This was Mariano's UFC debut, and he falls to 6-5 as a professional.
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Mariano will take on Lando Vannata in a light heavyweight matchup at UFC 234 on Feb. 9, reports.
Mariano is just 6-4 as a professional and will be making his UFC debut at the age of 32. He likely draws this spot on the undercard due to the fortunate fact he's teammates with Anderson Silva, who will be taking on Israel Adesanya in the pay-per-view portion of the event. Mariano stands at 6-1 and will look like the bigger man when the two meet, but Vannata has a big experience edge with six UFC fights (1-3-2) under his belt, despite being nearly six years younger.