Philipe Lins


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.
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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.
Fight with Arlovski set for May 13
April 27, 2020
Lins (14-3-0) is now scheduled to face Andrei Arlovski (28-19-0, 2 NC) in a heavyweight fight May 13 at the UFC Fight Night event in Jacksonville, Raphael Marinho of reports.
The Lins-Arlovski bout was initially set to take place May 2 at UFC Oklahoma City, but that event has since been postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The UFC instead intends to hold at least three consecutive cards in Jacksonville, with the May 13 event coming after UFC 249 on May 9. Lins will be making his UFC debut in Jacksonville after he was most recently a member of the Professional Fighters League promotion.
Will take on Arlovski on May 2
February 21, 2020
Lins will take on Andrei Arlovski at UFC Oklahoma City on May 2, Alexander K. Lee of reports.
Lins won the PFL's inaugural heavyweight championship, but was unable to defend his crown after bowing out with an injury prior to the start of the 2019 regular season. Arlovski went 1-2 last season, while Lins was 4-0 in the PFL his last healthy season.
Done for season
May 20, 2019
Lins (undisclosed) announced Monday that he's out for the season, Greg Rosenstein of reports.
The 2018 PFL heavyweight champion caught bad news, as he won't be able to participate in the new season due to injury. In his career, Lins has gone 10-3, primarily fighting in the Bellator in the light heavyweight division. The PFL announced Monday that Lins will be replaced by Zeke Tuinei-Wily.