Matt Lindland News
Thursday 05.16.2013 10:15pm ET | View Full Article
Mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort, takes on long-time Strikeforce Middleweight king, Luke Rockhold, this Saturday night (May 18, 2013) in the UFC on FX 8 main event, which takes place at the Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
One of the most violent fighters in the history of the sport, Belfort has al...
Thursday 05.16.2013 7:00pm ET | View Full Article
Two of the top-ranked middleweights in the world will clash this Saturday night (May 18, 2013) as Vitor Belfort takes on incoming Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC on FX 8 in Brazil.
Record: 21-10 overall, 10-6 in the UFC
Key Wins:Michael Bisping (UFC on FX 8), Rich Franklin (UFC 103), Anthony Johnson (UFC 142)
Key Losses: Jon Jones (UFC 1...
Wednesday 05.15.2013 7:10pm ET | View Full Article
Two middleweights with some serious momentum will clash this Saturday night (May 18, 2013) as Ronaldo Souza takes on Chris Camozzi in the co-main event of UFC on FX 8 in Brazil.
Souza has long been considered one of the best athletes in the middleweight division and recently he's been realizing that potential and rounding out his game, becoming a threat on the feet to go along with his already e...
Wednesday 05.15.2013 12:48pm ET | View Full Article
If you just read my Luke Rockhold Judo Chop, you have a pretty good idea of what this one will entail. If not, here it is. Read it. It's a requirement. Assuming you did read it and just have a foggy memory, I'll reiterate what this "best and worst" business is all about.
Rather than simply point out the flaws in Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold's striking, I have chosen to give you the very best ...
Friday 05.10.2013 11:04am ET | View Full Article
Mamed Khalidov, considered by some to be the top-ranked middleweight outside of the UFC, will take on Melvin Manhoef in the main event of KSW 23 next month.
The event takes place on June 8 at Ergo Arena in Gdansk/Sopot, Poland.
The match features two of the top finishers in the division. Manhoef has stopped opponents in all of his wins, with 25 career knockouts and two submissions, while Khalid...
Thursday 05.09.2013 5:30pm ET | View Full Article
A potential for middleweight fireworks is scheduled for June 8th at KSW 23 in Gdansk, Poland. The online PPV broadcast will be headlined by Melvin Manhoef and Mamed Khalidov, and co-headlined by the well traveled TBA against Mariusz Podzianowski. Sherdog has the news:
Mamed Khalidov and Melvin Manhoef are once again slated to compete under Poland’s KSW banner. The middleweights will headline KSW...
Thursday 05.02.2013 6:00pm ET | View Full Article
When Tarec Saffiedine -- the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight title -- was booked to swing leather against Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 8 on July 27, 2013, the collective thought was: Bangfest!
Saffiedine has been known to systematically pick apart his opponents on the feet, as he did to Nate Marquardt earlier this year at Strikeforce: "Marqaurdt vs. Saffiedine." Tarec battered and b...
Thursday 05.02.2013 1:00am ET | View Full Article
On May 18, Vitor Belfort will compete in his native Brazil for the third time in his last four bouts, taking on the last man to hold Strikeforce’s middleweight title – Luke Rockhold – in the main event of UFC on FX 8 in Jaragua do Sul. It’s another opportunity for “The Phenom” to make a case for another shot at the 185-pound crown as well as build on the legacy that you can read about below.Tra T...
Friday 04.26.2013 11:00pm ET | View Full Article
You read their articles, you watch and listen to their interviews, but often the personal opinions of the mixed martial arts (MMA) media get brushed over.
These media members have inside knowledge of the sport and a unique perspective of the fighters they have the privilege of interacting with. Before you place that bet in Vegas or with your friends, be sure to check out what those most educated...
Friday 04.12.2013 2:00pm ET | View Full Article
Whatever your opinion on transgender fight Fallon Fox, one thing is for certain: No fighter has gotten more attention before engaging in a single noteworthy mixed martial arts bout since Kimbo Slice himself hit the scene.
And it's not like Fox is going out of her way to seek the publicity. She's been quiet throughout this firestorm. The only statement she made on the Matt Mitrione situation was ...
Wednesday 04.10.2013 10:00pm ET | View Full Article
Six fights in The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 house, six finishes.
TUF 17 has drawn to a close, leaving 30 fallen combatants and two very hungry up-and-coming mixed martial arts (MMA) Middleweight fighters in its wake.
The Finale event, which is set to go down at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Saturday (April 13, 2013), features a clash between Team Chael Sonnen members Uri...
Wednesday 04.10.2013 10:54am ET | View Full Article
It's interesting to see what happens to the human brain immediately after all electrical current has abruptly been interrupted by someone's fist. Sometimes viewers are awarded with scenarios that make you want to shut off your television, get in your car and drive as far away from your living room as possible. Matt Lindland vs. Vitor Belfort at Affliction II comes to mind. However, there a...
Friday 03.22.2013 7:32pm ET | View Full Article
Ultimate Fighter on Tuesday drew the second-highest viewership number of the season with a 1.0 rating and 1,303,000 viewers.
The show, featuring the wild-card fight where Bubba McDaniel of Team Jones defeated Kevin Casey of Team Sonnen when Casey couldn't continue into the third round due to exhaustion in a fight that the judges had even after two rounds. McDaniel and Casey were two of the best...
Saturday 03.09.2013 12:00pm ET | View Full Article
Let's start with a basic question: what constitutes good MMA wrestling? An elite amateur wrestler's background is no guarantee of success in MMA, yet best practices for those learning wrestling through MMA are historically more helpful now than ever and widely disseminated. In other words, those that should succeed often do not even while their skills are in high demand.
Is there a particular ba...
Friday 03.01.2013 2:30pm ET | View Full Article
After a hiatus in order to fully follow the madness that was UFC 157 fight week in Southern California, Fightweets is back. You guys and gals have plenty on your mind, from UFC 157 to the "100 UFC cuts" to superfights to the World Series of Fighting. Among other topics. So let's not waste any more time. On to the questions.
Okay, first I'll remind you to tweet me (@davedoylemma) if you want to b...
Tuesday 02.26.2013 5:00pm ET | View Full Article
Former UFC Middleweight title contender turned The Ultimate Fighter coach, Fuel TV commentator and UFC Light Heavyweight title contender Chael Sonnen is turning to the courts to sort out his tangled business affairs. From Oregon Live:
Professional mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen is suing his business partner and the co-owner of his West Linn restaurant, claiming he embezzled $20,000 and owes S...
Sunday 02.24.2013 3:30pm ET | View Full Article
With nine years between Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) wins, Robbie Lawler was but a memory heading into UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" last night (Feb. 23, 2013), his ascent into stardom punctuated by promising knockouts only to be undone by losses and seemingly unfilled potential.
After migrating across various mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions, Lawler found something of a home in Str...
Friday 02.22.2013 12:00am ET | View Full Article
The Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Henderson" event held on July 30, 2011, which aired live on the Showtime network from the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, was supposed to be the rebirth of Fedor Emelianenko.
Sure, "The Last Emperor" had been defeated in back-to-back fights heading into the outskirts of "Chi-Town," but he made a mental error against Fabricio Werdum and was just too small to...
Monday 02.18.2013 7:00pm ET | View Full Article
Record: 17-6 overall, 15-6 in the UFC
Key Wins: Matt Hughes (UFC 135), Anthony Johnson (UFC 106), Paul Daley (UFC 113)
Key Losses: Georges St. Pierre 2x (UFC 124, UFC 74), Johny Hendricks (UFC on Fox 3), Thiago Alves (UFC 90)
How he got here: Josh Koscheck was a national champion Division I wrestler and four time All-American at Edinboru University in Pennsylvania. He was very i...
Monday 02.11.2013 1:00am ET | View Full Article
Ultimate Fighter competitors Collin Hart and Kevin Casey have a tough act to follow this week as they are the featured fight just one week after Uriah Hall knocked out Adam Cella in one of the most spectacular finishes in the show's 17 season history.Team Sonnen's Kevin Casey was chosen by his coach to face off with Team Jones' Collin Hart in the next round of the tournament, as Chael Sonnen and ...