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Old 10-25-2006, 01:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Matt Lindland the next big thing?

I was just wondering if anyone else sees Matt Lindland as the next top fighter in the world? I saw the way he completely dismantled Horn and personally believe he is our answer to all this mediocrity and little hype. I think he would personally shake up all the rankings in his weightclass. Or would you guys still think the only answer to please the mma GODS would be Liddell vs Silva?
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Old 10-25-2006, 02:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well the MMA-WEEKLY rankings seem to agree with me....
HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)

#1 Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Fedor Emelianenko

2. Mirko Cro Cop

3. Josh Barnett

4. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

5. Tim Sylvia

6. Andrei Arlovski

7. Aleksander Emelianenko

8. Fabricio Werdum

9. Mark Hunt

10. Sergei Kharitonov

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LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit)

#1 Light Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Chuck Liddell

2. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

3. Wanderlei Silva

4. Ricardo Arona

5. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

6. Renato "Babalu" Sobral

7. Tito Ortiz

8. Quinton Jackson

9. Alistair Overeem

10. Kazuhiro Nakamura

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MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit)

#1 Middleweight Fighter in the World: Matt Lindland

2. Anderson Silva

3. Rich Franklin

4. Paulo Filho

5. Dan Henderson

6. Denis Kang

7. Jeremy Horn

8. Kazuo Misaki

9. Nathan Marquardt

10. Amar Suloev

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WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit)

#1 Welterweight Fighter in the World: Matt Hughes

2. Georges St. Pierre

3. BJ Penn

4. Diego Sanchez

5. Karo Parisyan

6. Jake Shields

7. Jon Fitch

8. Akira Kikuchi

9. Nick Diaz

10. Josh Koscheck

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LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (160 pounds and lower)

#1 Lightweight Fighter in the World: Takanori Gomi

2. Hayato Sakurai

3. Tatsuya Kawajiri

4. Joachim Hansen

5. Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto

6. Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro

7. Mitsuhiro Ishida

8. Marcus Aurelio

9. Sean Sherk

10. Gilbert Melendez
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9. Sean Sherk
I'd be very surprised if there were 8 people that could beat Sherk at 155.
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I was just wondering if anyone else sees Matt Lindland as the next top fighter in the world? I saw the way he completely dismantled Horn and personally believe he is our answer to all this mediocrity and little hype. I think he would personally shake up all the rankings in his weightclass. Or would you guys still think the only answer to please the mma GODS would be Liddell vs Silva?
Many people pick Lindland to topple Silva, he just better do it quick, he ain't getting any younger
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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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.

Contents [hide]
1 Amateur wrestling
2 Mixed martial arts
3 MMA record
4 References
5 External links



[edit] 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.


[edit] 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[1].

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 [citation needed] 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.


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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
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Matt Lindland is not boring. Matt has continued to develop and has really stepped up his submission game as well as his striking.

Anyone who thinks Matt is boring from watching some of his old UFC fights please watch Matt vs. Rampage or Matt vs. Horn. Matt took out Horn at the beginning of round 2 that's something Liddell didn't do.
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I imagine they're thinking more of Mike Swick than Matt Lindland for the next title shot.
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Those ratings don't mean crap.

I find it very very stupid that sherk is all the way down that list.

I think he should be in the top 3.

Gomi is a beast don't get me wrong, but sherk is an absolute monster.

Also VERY VERY suprised that Swick isn't on the list of MW's.

And how is Tito below Sobral? lol are you kidding me? Tito should be MUCH higher on that list. Look at it this way tito tried to strike with Liddell when he got his fight and went into the 2nd round. I think he's lasted longer then Sobral has combined in both his 2 fights.

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Old 10-25-2006, 01:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Those ratings don't mean crap.

I find it very very stupid that sherk is all the way down that list.

And how is Tito below Sobral? lol are you kidding me? Tito should be MUCH higher on that list. Look at it this way tito tried to strike with Liddell when he got his fight and went into the 2nd round. I think he's lasted longer then Sobral has combined in both his 2 fights.

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You are right those dont mean much. It is just a bunch of dudes sitting around talking about MMA fights that probably will never happen. Oh wait thats what I am doing.

The reason Tito is so far down is he has not beaten anybody as of late and he got is ass handed to him by Randy and Chuck. Beating up on Ken was really a no win situation, why did they make him fight the 3rd fight????

I dont mean to say that Tito isnt a good fighter he is just on a downhill slide. I think it is possible for him to beat Chuck but he has to fight a better fight than the first one, and not let his pride get in the way. It has been proven that he cant stand with Chuck, and he needs to do a little of the ground and pound and he will be able to win a split desion.
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Matt Lindland is not boring. Matt has continued to develop and has really stepped up his submission game as well as his striking.

Anyone who thinks Matt is boring from watching some of his old UFC fights please watch Matt vs. Rampage or Matt vs. Horn. Matt took out Horn at the beginning of round 2 that's something Liddell didn't do.
he is boring imo, i dont know what to tell you buddy. thats just my opinion.
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