John Makdessi was hoping to have a terrific night in front of his hometown fans. Unfortunately for him, Lando Vannata made sure his night was a disaster thanks to one of the best knockouts of the year.
After each landing some decent strikes for the first 90 seconds of the bout, Vannata tossed out two thigh kicks before unleashing a magnificent spinning head kick. The strike exploded on Makdessi’s chin and sent him down, flat on his back, completely out. The brutally ended the fight at the 1:40 mark, giving Vannata his first win inside the Octagon.