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Fighter of the Week – Matt Lindland

February 12, 2014

Matt James Lindland also known as The Law is one of the best MMA fighters in history.

He has fought in the UFC, Strikeforce. Affliction, the IFL, Cage Rage, the IFC, the WFA,KSW,  and BodogFIGHT

Lindland’s Mixed Martial Arts experience is pretty extensive.

He has fought in 31 matches, winning 22 of those, eight (8) by knockout, seven (7) by submission, six (6) by decision and one (1) by disqualification.

Matt Lindland

Lindland has lost 9 times and  in spite of that, he remains one of the most celebrated MMA fighters in history.

His fight against Fedor Emelianenko in Bodogfight Clash of the Nations match  in April of 2007 has been hailed as one of the best in MMA match history.

Lindland showed no hesitation in the first few minutes of the fight, and cut Emelianenko above his left eye  early on. Lindland grappled Emelianenko and tried to push him down the mat but his opponent reversed it . He eventually lost to Emelianenko  via an armbar submission.

After this match, Lindland continued to fight in other MMA leagues winning against Jeremy Horn, Carlos Newton, Fabio Negao.

He fought in  several more high profile matches during  2009 to 2011 and to this day, continues to be active coaching young fighters in MMA training camps.

For all his great accomplishments, Bodogfight is honored to feature him in the Fighter of the Week