Andre Fili vs. Lando Vannata Lined Up for UFC’s September 17 Event

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A banger of a featherweight combat has been penciled successful for the UFC’s September 17 event.

Andre Fili (21-9, 1NC) volition look Lando Vannata (12-6-2) astatine the Fight Night show, successful a match-up archetypal reported by MMA Junkie. Fili aboriginal confirmed the booking connected his Instagram story.

Both fighters volition beryllium looking to instrumentality to the triumph file successful the bout. For Fili, he’ll beryllium seeking retired his archetypal triumph since June of 2020, which helium claimed a divided determination triumph against Charles Jourdain.

Since that time, “Touchy” Fili has fallen to Bryce Mitchell and Joanderson Brito. A bout with Daniel Pineda, meanwhile, resulted successful a No Contest aft an accidental oculus poke near Pineda incapable to continue.

Vannata, for his part, has struggled to find consistency since arriving successful the UFC successful 2016. He’s ne'er won back-to-back fights, but likewise has ne'er mislaid back-to-back fights. At 3-3 successful his past six bouts, he’s coming disconnected a nonaccomplishment to Jourdain, who happens to beryllium the past antheral Fili beat.

“Groovy” Lando besides has a brace of draws during his clip with the promotion.

The UFC’s September 17, 2022 paper does not yet person a venue, location, oregon broadcast program officially announced. While nary main lawsuit has been reported, a fig of fights primitively scheduled for September 10 were pushed backmost a week. Joining Andre Fili vs. Lando Vannata connected the paper are:

Louis Cosce vs. Trevin Giles Trey Ogden vs. Daniel Zellhuber Nikolas Motta vs. Cameron VanCamp