This fighter is currently serving a suspension by an ABC-recognized athletic commission (MOA, Missouri)
Pro Record: 22-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Team Quest
Age: 44
Sex: Male
Height: 6 Feet. 0 Inch(es).
Weight: 195 lbs.
Out of: Eagle Creek, Oregon
Born: Milwaukie, OR
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Matt Lindland's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
NSF 05/21/2011 Loss Mamed Khalidov Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki 16 Submission Guillotine Choke 1 0:00
12/04/2010 Loss Robbie Lawler St. Louis: Henderson vs. Sobral 2 KO 1 0:50
05/21/2010 Win Kevin Casey Strikeforce Challengers TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 3 3:41
12/19/2009 Loss Jacare Souza Strikeforce Evolution Submission Arm Triangle Choke 1 4:18
01/24/2009 Loss Vitor Belfort Affliction 2: Day of Reckoning KO Strike 1 0:37
07/19/2008 Win Fabricio Nascimento Affliction: Banned Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 04/14/2007 Loss Fedor Emelianenko Bodog Fight: Clash of the Nations Submission Arm Bar 1 2:38 Video
02/02/2007 Win Carlos Newton International Fight League: 2007 Season Submission 2 1:43
NSF 09/09/2006 Win Jeremy Horn International Fight League: World Team Championship TKO/RSC Strikes 2
07/22/2006 Loss Quinton Jackson World Fighting Alliance 4: King of the Streets Decision Split Decision 5 Video
04/29/2006 Win Mike Van Arsdale Raze MMA Fight Night TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 1 1:21
03/02/2006 Win Fabio Leopoldo Gracie Fighting Championships: Team Gracie vs. Team Hammer House Submission 3 0:00
NSF 12/03/2005 Win Antonio Schembri Cage Rage (England) 14 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 3 3:33
08/20/2005 Win Joseph Doerksen UFC 54: Boiling Point Decision Unanimous Decision 3
04/16/2005 Win Travis Lutter UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2 Submission Guillotine Choke 2 3:13
NSF 01/08/2005 Win Landon Showalter Sport Fight 8: Justice Submission Arm Bar 2 2:43
NSF 11/27/2004 Win Mark Weir Cage Rage (England) 9 TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from a Cut 1
08/21/2004 Loss David Terrell UFC 49: Unfinished Business TKO/RSC 1 0:25
NSF 05/07/2004 Win Tony Fryklund Rumble On The Rock 5 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 11/21/2003 Win Falaniko Vitale UFC 45: Revolution Submission Strikes 3 4:20
06/06/2003 Loss Falaniko Vitale UFC 43: Meltdown KO Slam 1 1:56
02/28/2003 Win Phil Baroni UFC 41: Onslaught Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 09/27/2002 Win Ivan Salaverry UFC 39: The Warriors Return Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 05/10/2002 Loss Murilo Bustamante UFC 37: High Impact Submission Guillotine Choke 3 1:33
03/22/2002 Win Patrick Miletich UFC 36: Worlds Collide TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 3:09
NSF 11/02/2001 Win Phil Baroni UFC 34: High Voltage Decision Majority Decision 3
05/04/2001 Win Ricardo Almeida UFC 31: Locked and Loaded Disqualification 3 Fouls 3 4:21
NSF 12/16/2000 Win Yoji Anjo UFC 29: Defense of the Belts TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Punches 1 2:57
NSF 09/20/1997 Win Mark Waters International Fighting Championship: Battle at Four Bears Submission Punches 1 2:20
NSF 09/20/1997 Win Travis Fulton International Fighting Championship: Battle at Four Bears Submission Choke 1 22:17
NSF 02/14/1997 Win Karo Davtyan World Fighting Federation TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 8:34
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

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Fighter Bio

Career

Matthew James "The Law" Lindland (born May 17, 1970) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Olympic wrestler.

Lindland started wrestling at age 15. He represented the United States in Greco-Roman Wrestling at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the 69-76 kg weight category, winning the silver medal. He almost didn't compete in the 2000 Summer Olympics. In the finals of the Olympic trials, Lindland wrestled Keith Sieracki.

Lindland accused Sieracki of using his legs to secure an advantage that led to Sieracki winning the match. (Under the rules of Greco-Roman wrestling, athletes are not permitted the use of their legs for advantage or defense of offensive moves).

Lindland eventually took the issue as far as the Supreme Court to secure a spot on the 2000 Olympic team, arguing that an arbitration which had come out in Sieracki's favor was flawed legally. He was given a "wrestle-off" against Sieracki, which he won. Due to the legal aspect of his Olympic berth, he eventually adopted the nickname of "The Law".

During one of the fights against Sieracki, Lindland bit Sieracki in the ear which caused Sieracki's ear to bleed. The match went on seemingly without the officials aware of the blatant foul that happened.