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Jens Pulver returns to winning ways at XFO 38

Former UFC lightweight champ Jens Pulver picked up his first win in more than three years over the weekend by tapping Mike Lindquist out a little less than a minute into the opening round of their headlining bout at XFO 38. The performance snapped a significant skid for “Little Evil” including five first-frame finishes.

Comparably, the stumble dropped Lindquist’s record to 6-20 and was his fifth consecutive defeat in the first round. Thirteen of his losses have been the result of a submission.

While beating an individual who opened up his career by dropping seven straight may not measure up to some of the other success the fan-favorite has experienced in his career, the victory was certainly considerable for Pulver who overcame a bit of early adversity relating to a cut before eventually locking in a fight-ending Rear Naked Choke.

Fans hoping the 36-year old Pulver might decide to retire on last night’s high note will be disappointed while there is good news for those desiring at least one more in-ring appearance from the featherweight striker. Rather than hang his gloves up for good, Pulver is scheduled to fight in a few months at a Chicago Cagefighting Championships event. Chase Beebe is also set for action at the March 5 show.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    props to big jens, but 6-20? is that a typo? thats a crazy pro record.

    just looked up his record, props to lindquist for sticking at it, 9 fights before his first win! 2-16 at one point

  • Rece Rock says:

    Jens there’s gotta be a better way to stay affiliated with MMA and get paid then to fight guys whom are 6-20… Your better than that bro

  • Dufresne says:

    I was pretty excited for Jens until I saw his opponents record. Come on Jens, I know you want to go out with some wins, but over guys that give cans a bad name?

    I guess he can do what he wants, I’m never going to look down on someone for making a living, but I just figured he was the kinda guy to give himself significant challenges even if it meant he might lose.

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    this is truly pathetic.

  • mma.Australia says:

    Mike “The Losing Machine” Liiiiiinnnnquist!

  • MickeyC says:

    At this point Pulver probably took whatever was offered to him. Beebe will be a step up from this can so don’t expect much outa jenze.

  • LiverPunch says:

    To be fair Pulver has lost 10 of his last 15. I’m not sure how many Mike Lindquist had lost from his last 15 but it couldn’t have been much worse. Jens was a good fighter up until 2003 but from then on he has a record of 9-13 and no really good wins apart from Cub Swanson. Pulver is nearly 10 years past his prime.

  • danw84 says:

    He’s been getting submitted over and over, it isn’t like he’s getting his head knocked silly. His health isn’t deteriorating any worse than anyone winning fights in the same time frame as him, if he wants to keep at it, I say let him.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    “Jens Pulver returns to winning ways”

    Unfortunately it was against a guy who has lost 4 times as many as he has won.
    This win means nothing except a pay day for Pulver.


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