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Light Heavyweight Division



Philipe Lins

Light Heavyweight Division

18-5-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Philipe Lins

athlete record


Learn more about Philipe Lins' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
May. 2, 2020
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2005

  • Nine wins by KO, four by submission (2 RNC, guillotine, triangle)

  • Six first round finishes

  • Has won eight of his last 10 and four in a row

  • Owns wins over UFC vets Josh Copeland, Jared Rosholt, Alex Nicholson, Antonio Mendesz

UFC 299 (3/9/24) Lins won a three round unanimous decision over Ion Cutelaba 

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.