With 2015 coming close to an end, only now is Jackson-Wink MMA product Landon Vannata getting to step into the cage for the first time this year.
With nearly a whole year of time off, Vennata has been busy working on developing his game, making sure that when he gets an opportunity on a national stage, that he’ll be ready for it.
“Whether I have a fight or not, whatever my state of being is, I’m always in the gym at least five days a week working on all different skillsets,” Vannata told MMAWeekly.com.
“I’m working on my overall capacity of movement, different techniques, always drilling, always trying to get better and improve. I’ve spent this past 11 months just getting better in every capacity that I can imagine.”
“I can never say who will show up on fight night, but I can say you will see something different,” said Vannata. “My style for this fight is definitely tailored to meet Curry. I think you will see a different style from me than you have in the past.”
While Curry is an undefeated prospect just like Vannata, he doesn’t feel like the two are comparable when it comes time to fight.
“The guy’s aggressive and he comes out strong, but I think technically he’s lacking in a handful of departments,” said Vannata of Curry. “I think I’m a better all-around fighter than he is.
“As long as I show up on fight night and fight to my abilities, I should walk out of there with my hand raised 99 times out of 100.”
With a win on a national stage like the RFA, Vannata feels a step up to the next level could be right around the corner.
“A win with a good finish against another undefeated opponent should put me up there to getting into the big show without a doubt,” said Vannata. “I think after this one, if I don’t get picked up by the UFC, I’d be a bit upset.”