he is too boring to me. but he looks good on paper. i imagine anderson catching him with a flash ko, via david terell...
Matthew James "The Law" Lindland (born 17 May 1970) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Olympic wrestler.
1 Amateur wrestling
2 Mixed martial arts
3 MMA record
5 External links
 Amateur wrestling
Lindland represented the United States in Greco-Roman Wrestling at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the 69-76 kg weight category, winning the silver medal.
 Mixed martial arts
Lindland readily adapted his wrestling skills to mixed martial arts fighting, with the aid of his friends Randy Couture, Dan Henderson and others at Team Quest, to create an effective and dominant Clinch-and-pound and Ground-and-pound attacking style. He progressed rapidly through the ranks of the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship until losing to Murilo Bustamante in a championship match.
After continuing to maintain a mostly-winning record in the UFC, Lindland was dropped from the UFC roster for breaking one of the sponsorship and advertising-related terms of his contract, and has continued his professional MMA career with 3 straight wins in high-level international competition. Lindland is sometimes ranked as being the number one, and generally a top 5 fighter in his weight category in international mixed martial arts.
Lindland has a professional MMA record of 19 wins and 4 losses. However he has drawn critiscm in the past from fans who say his style is boring and relies on the 'lay and pray' style to win fights  even though most of his victories have come by way of stoppage.
After signing a contract with the newly rejuvinated World Fighting Alliance, Lindland fought Quinton Jackson in the main event of the WFA: King of the Streets card, losing via split decision. Lindland's next fight – in the International Fight League, which also marked Lindland's debut as an IFL team coach – was against standout middleweight Jeremy Horn; Lindland won by TKO early in the second round.
 MMA record
Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Notes
Win Jeremy Horn TKO (Strikes) IFL-Portland 9/9/2006 2 0:21
Loss Quinton Jackson Deicison (Split) WFA-King of the Streets 7/22/2006 3 5:00
Win Mike Van Arsdale Submission (Guillotine Choke) Raze MMA-Fight Night 4/29/2006 1 3:38
Win Fabio Leopoldo Submission (Rear Naked Choke) GFC-Team Gracie vs Team Hammer House 3/3/2006 3 3:25
Win Antoni Schembri TKO Cage Rage 14-Punishment 12/3/2005 3 3:33
Win Joe Doerksen Decision (Unanimous) UFC 54-Boiling Point 8/20/2005 3 5:00
Win Travis Lutter Submission (Guillotine Choke) UFC 52-Couture vs Liddell 2 4/16/2005 2 3:32
Win Landon Showalter Submission (Armbar) Sportfight 8-Justice 1/8/2005 1 2:43
Win Mark Weir TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Cage Rage 9-No Mercy 11/27/2004 1 5:00
Loss David Terrell KO (Punches) UFC 49-Unfinished Business 8/21/2004 1 0:24
Win Tony Fryklund Decision Rumble on the Rock 5 5/7/2004 3 5:00
Win Falaniko Vitale Submission (Strikes) UFC 45-Revolution 11/21/2003 3 4:23
Loss Falaniko Vitale TKO (Slam) UFC 43-Meltdown 6/6/2003 1 1:56
Win Phil Baroni Decision (Unanimous) UFC 41-Onslaught 2/28/2003 3 5:00
Win Ivan Salaverry Decision (Unanimous) UFC 39-The Warriors Return 9/27/2002 3 5:00
Loss Murilo Bustamante Submission (Guillotine Choke) UFC 37-High Impact 5/10/2002 3 1:33
Win Pat Miletich TKO (Strikes) UFC 36-Worlds Collide 3/22/2002 1 3:09
Win Phil Baroni Decision (Majority) UFC 34-High Voltage 11/21/2001 3 5:00
Win Ricardo Almeida DQ UFC 31-Locked & Loaded 5/4/2001 3 4:21
Win Yoji Anjo TKO (Strikes) UFC 29-Defense of the Belts 12/16/2000 1 2:58
Win Travis Fulton Submission IFC 6-Battle at the Four Bears 9/20/1997 1 22:13
Win Mark Waters Submission (Strikes) IFC 6-Battle at the Four Bears 9/20/1997 1 2:20
Win Karo Davtyan TKO (Strikes) WFF-World Fighting Federation 2/14/1997 1 8:34