Yeah I think Lindland is extremely underrated. IMO, this would be the first fight of Hendo's career where he'd avoid wrestling and try exclusively to strike.
That's what he did in the Bisping fight, and the fight with Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares since Palhares' jitz was so good. Also in Pride he's had that exact gameplan to strike and avoid the ground with some guys even though he's great in the clinch and on the ground with his wrestling background.
He's done it more than once in his career!