Matt Lindland is a retired veteran of the sport who has fought in the UFC, Affliction and most recently in Strikeforce.
He won his last fight dominantly against Kevin Casey. He was next set to face a star from the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter, Cale Yarbrough. Instead, his opponent was changed to middleweight prospect Luke Rockhold. Rockhold was injured about a month before the fight was set to occur and a replacement -- if any -- is unknown.
The date was moved to December 4, and Lindland's opponent was changed to Robbie Lawler. Lindland was defeated by Lawler via spectacular knockout. I think he's dead. Lindland was next set to face Mamed Khalidov in the Polish promotion KSW. A few weeks before the fight, Lindland suffered an injury and pulled out. He was replaced with fellow UFC veteran James Irvin.
After Khalidov defeated Irvin, Lindland was again slated to face off against him. Khalidov choked Lindland unconscious in the first round with a guillotine choke submission. After the fight, Lindland said that he was "pretty much done competing."
- Matt Lindland vs. Ricardo Almeida - The fight was Ricardo Almeida's UFC debut and his first loss. He lost by disqualification in the light-heavyweight bout.
- Matt Lindland vs. Phil Baroni 1
- Matt Lindland vs. Pat Miletich - After the bout, Pat Miletich retired.
- Murilo Bustamente vs. Matt Lindland - The fight was for the middleweight title with Murilo Bustamente defending. He vacated the title after signing with Pride. The fight was also Lindland's first loss.
- Matt Lindland vs. Phil Baroni 2
- Matt Lindland vs. Tony Fryklund
- Matt Lindland vs. Travis Lutter
- Matt Lindland vs. Joe Doerksen
- Matt Lindland vs. Carlos Newton - The fight was for the IFL.
- Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Lindland
- Vitor Belfort vs. Matt Lindland
- Ronaldo Souza vs. Matt Lindland - The fight was the Strikeforce debut of both men.
- Matt Lindland vs. Kevin Casey
- Mamed Khalidov vs. Matt Lindland