Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2005
- Nine wins by KO, four by submission (2 RNC, guillotine, triangle)
- Six first round finishes
- Has won seven of his last nine and three in a row
- Owns wins over UFC vets Josh Copeland, Jared Rosholt, Alex Nicholson, Antonio Mendesz
UFC on ESPN (6/3/23) Lins won a three round unanimous decision over Maxim Grishin
UFC Fight Night (2/18/23) Lins knocked out Ovince Saint Preux at :49 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (4/23/22) Lins won a three round unanimous decision over Marcin Prachnio
UFC on ESPN (6/27/20) Lins was knocked out by Tanner Boser at 2:41 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (5/13/20) Lins lost a three round unanimous decision to Andrei Arlovski
When and why did you start training for fighting? I always watched a lot of fight movies when I was a kid like The Big White Dragon (Bloodsport in the U.S.) I think this was one of the most memorable films for me and as a teenager I started to see VHS MMA fights like the first UFC and that desire to be a fighter was growing every day. I practiced the sport more at 17 years old when I had the opportunity to train jiu-jitsu, and from then on, I never stopped and I did my first MMA fight at 19 years old.
What ranks and titles have you held? I was Brazilian champion for Bitetti Combate in 2013 and in 2018 I was champion of the Professional Fighters League (PFL), which was the most important achievement of my career so far.
Do you have any heroes? I’m a man of faith and Jesus Christ is my hero.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC is the realization of a dream, of a goal that I started many years ago. It reminds me of when I watched those UFC fights on VHS and said to myself, “One day I will be fighting there.” So all the hard work, effort, dedication, it was worth it, and it will be worth a lot more. I know I just got to UFC and I have a lot of work to do, but as I said, I am a man of faith and I believe I will do a great job in the organization.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I studied before entering the university.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked as a salesman early in my MMA career.
Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke
Favorite Striking technique: I like to use my hands to win the fights.