Philipe Lins


Taking on Ben Rothwell
January 29, 2021
Lins (knee) will face Ben Rothwell on March 13, Marcel Dorff of reports.
Lins was forced to withdraw from a scheduled fight against Don'Tale Mayes due to a knee injury in October, but he's evidently good to go now. The 35-year-old is still looking for his first UFC win, having lost both of his fights with the promotion thus far, including a first-round knockout against Tanner Boser in June. In Rothwell, he'll face a 39-year-old who's lost four of his last six fights.
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Suffers right knee injury
October 14, 2020
Lins suffered a right knee injury and won't fight Don'Tale Mayes on Nov. 7, Raphael Marinho of reports.
Lins was slated to return to the Octagon for the first time since losing to Tanner Boser in late June, but his return will be put on hold following his injury. He could be ready to return as soon as January, as he'll need a strong showing in his next fight to improve his standing within the promotion. With just over three weeks remaining before Nov. 7, the UFC could certainly find another opponent for Mayes.
Added to Nov. 7 card
October 1, 2020
Lins will take on Don'Tale Mayes in a heavyweight bout at the UFC event Nov. 7 in Las Vegas, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
Lins will be returning to action for the first time since losing to Tanner Boser back in late June by knockout. He also dropped his opening UFC bout in May to Andrei Arlovski, so he will need a good showing against Mayes to give his future with the promotion any hope.
Still looking for first UFC win
June 27, 2020
Lins lost to Tanner Boser via KO (punches) at 2:41 of Round 1 at UFC FIght Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
A former PFL Heavyweight Champion, Lins has now been knocked out by Boser and dropped a unanimous decision to an aging Andrei Arlovski in the span of a little over a month to begin his UFC run. Lins was clearly the bigger man physically, but Boser popped him with one quick combination and his night was done from there. Lins won his PFL crown on the strength of victories over three former UFC competitors (Josh Copeland, Jared Rosholt, Alex Nicholson) but the tide has turned since joining the company. Lins' power has disappeared, and his chin appears questionable. The future is bleak for the soon to be 35-year-old.
Quick turnaround planned
May 28, 2020
Lins is in line to take on Tanner Boser in a heavyweight matchup at a yet-to-be-determined location June 27, Raphael Marinho of Combate reports.
Lins had a great run at heavyweight in the PFL, but dropped his UFC debut in unimpressive fashion to an aging fighter in Andrei Arlovski. He'll look to right the ship quickly, taking on an opponent in Boser who is 1-1 under the UFC banner. Lins will also carry a three-inch reach advantage against Boser. Normally, a high finishing rate can be expected from heavyweight, but the two combatants have allowed all three of their combined UFC fights to see the final bell.
Former PFL king drops UFC debut
May 13, 2020
Lins lost to Andrei Arlovski via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Wednesday in Jacksonville.
It was an underwhelming debut for Lins that was made even worse by the fact he entered as a -235 favorite. Facing an aging Arlovski, Lins started quickly before fading over the course of the final ten minutes. The shots that were landing flush in the early going were nowhere to be found in Rounds 2 and 3. His output dropped and Arlovski took advantage. The fact Lins couldn't handle the 41-year-old Arlovski is a poor sign for his future potential with the company. Lins won the PFL's inaugural heavyweight championship and $1 million prize back in 2018.