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That Lando Vannata-Bobby Green draw at UFC 216 was a bloody good time


How do you know you just saw a crackerjack of a fight? When both men are bloodied and battered and yet somehow very happy after 15 minutes of non-stop action, that’s a pretty good sign.

Lando Vannata and Bobby Green battled to a draw on the prelims of UFC 216 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but it was such a wild, fun fight that neither fighter seemed to care. That’s really saying something, especially when you consider what they both put themselves through in search of a victory.

Take Vannata, for instance. He dropped Green with strikes in the first and nearly put him away. But an illegal knee as Green was down resulted in a point deduction that ultimately cost him a win.

And then there’s Green, who had to battle back from the brink of unconsciousness, then smashed Vannata’s nose and split open his face, and nearly won the fight with a furious flurry in the final seconds.

After all that, you’d think both guys would have cause to feel disappointed if it turned out to be all in service of an inconclusive end. You pour out that much blood, absorb and deliver that much damage, and then they tell you that it wasn’t enough to determine a winner?

But when the draw was announced, both Vannata and Green seemed somehow happy. It was such a great and weirdly even fight, that maybe a draw makes it easier to appreciate it just for what it was without arguing about who got the better of it by the slimmest of margins.

Plus, after that bloodbath there’s a pretty good chance that a “Fight of the Night” bonus is on the way. So sure, that helps lift the spirits as well.

For complete coverage of UFC 216, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.

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