Matt Lindland Biography: Matthew James Lindland, also known as The Law, is a former mixed martial artist, Olympic wrestler, speaker, actor, educator, entrepreneur, and politician from the United States. On May 20, 2008, he received the Oregon Republican Party’s nomination for the District 52 seat in the Oregon House of Representatives.
Matt Lindland Biography
Matt Lindland Biography: Matt Lindland was Born on May 17, 1970, in Oregon, United States. Lindland began wrestling at Gladstone High School in Gladstone, Oregon, at the age of 15. In 1991, he won the national community college 158-pound wrestling championship for Clackamas Community College.
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|Date Of Birth
|May 17, 1970
|Oregon, United States
|Mixed Martial Artist
Matt Lindland Personal Life
James and Robin were his two children with Angie Lindland.
What is Matt Lindland Net Worth?
According to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Matt Lindland’s net worth is $5 million.
Matt Lindland Career
Lindland began wrestling at Gladstone High School in Gladstone, Oregon, at the age of 15. In 1991, he won the national community college 158-pound wrestling championship for Clackamas Community College. Lindland wrestled for Division I of the NCAA at the University of Nebraska. In 1993, he won the Big Eight title at 158 pounds. In 1993, he entered the National Tournament with a 36-0 record and the number one ranking in his weight division.
However, he lost in the tournament’s first round and did not place. After graduating from college, Lindland competed in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman events, achieving success in both but ultimately deciding to concentrate entirely on the Greco-Roman technique.
Matt Lindland MMA Career
Lindland began MMA training at Team Quest with Randy Couture, Dan Henderson, and others. He won four fights in the Ultimate Fighting Title’s middleweight division before losing to Murilo Bustamante in the championship contest at UFC 37.
Lindland’s subsequent defeat came at the hands of Falaniko Vitale, whom he attempted to slam but knocked himself out. Lindland continued to corner athletes at UFC events after being kicked out, including B.J. Penn’s fight against Georges St-Pierre. He has also continued his professional MMA career in IFL and BodogFight, where he has five wins and two defeats, with the two losses coming against future UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson and former Pride Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko, both of whom are in his weight class.
Lindland joined the International Fight League after losing to Jackson in the World Fighting Alliance and fought against Jeremy Horn in his debut as an IFL team coach. Lindland won via TKO in the first round. He defeated Carlos Newton via guillotine choke at the 1:43 mark of Round 2 at IFL Houston. Lindland won a majority decision against Fabio Negao on July 19, 2008, at Affliction: Banned in Anaheim, California. On January 24, 2009, he was defeated by Vitor Belfort in Affliction: Day of Reckoning. Lindland is the former coach of the International Fight League’s Portland Wolfpack.
Lindland signed a three-fight contract with Strikeforce on April 13, 2009, and debuted against Ronaldo Souza on December 19, 2009, at Strikeforce: Evolution. Lindland was defeated in the first round with an arm triangle choke.
Lindland defeated Kevin Casey in the main event of Strikeforce Challengers 8 on May 21, 2010, in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. On December 4, 2010, he faced Robbie Lawler at Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu II. Lindland was knocked out in the first round after fifty seconds.
Matt Lindland Film and Television
Lindland appears in the 2013 award-winning MMA documentary Fight Life. RiLL Films produced the picture, which James Z. Feng directed. On July 22, 2011, Matt Lindland and Ed Herman appeared as guests on Leverage’s TV show. Lindland was cast as an MMA fighter.
Lindland has also acted and performed stunts in the HBO blockbuster television program Oz. He also appeared in the Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen film New York Minute, where he served and performed actions.