Lucio Linhares is a fighter most well known for his current stint in the UFC, thus far unfortunate with back-to-back losses to Yushin Okami (doctor stoppage due to cut) and Rousimar Palhares (heel hook submission).
He fought Mitch Whitesel in his first fight outside of the promotion. He defeated Withese via twenty-eight second TKO. His ambitions are to return to the UFC as soon as possible. He next faced Xavier Foupa-Pokam. Despite breaking his arm badly in the first round, Linhares came back to submit "Professor X" in the second round with an arm-triangle choke.
He then faced Jake Doerr winning via second round technical knockout after Doerr wouldn't come out for the second round.
- Lucio Linhares vs. Karl Amoussou
- Lucio Linhares vs. Kamil Uygun
- Rousimar Palhares vs. Lucio Linhares - The fight was the UFC debut of Linhares.
- Yushin Okami vs. Lucio Linhares - Both fighters were coming off of hard-fought losses, Yushin Okami to Chael Sonnen, and Linhares to Rousimar Palhares. Okami showed improved standup. Linhares was cut after the back-to-back losses.