Philipe Lins is an avid surfer and has been for the last decade. He described it as his second sport and it’s something that puts him in a tempered state of mind.
It also acts as a useful metaphor for undulating the ever-changing surroundings that combat sports also present. To learn from the moments whereby you careen off course and to appreciate the moments of riding the crest of the wave and embracing the forces around you.
Among his recent adaptations, Lins has moved back to light heavyweight after pair of losses at heavyweight to Andrei Arlovski and Tanner Boser. He won his last fight over Marcin Prachnio via unanimous decision in April and looks to make it back-to-back wins at 205 pounds in the Octagon at UFC Vegas 61.
“I’m feeling like this matchup is going to be a great fight,” Lins stated to The AllStar. “Maxim is very great kickboxing, tall, long arms, long legs. But I’m ready for this matchup. I can’t wait to be there to do what I love to do. I’m ready and make a great strategy to fight him. Just wait to be there to do my job.”
He also noted the sambo training of Grishin and his notable wrestling defense. But Lins feels like his jiu-jitsu acumen will be a difference maker here in this looming contest.
The former 2018 PFL heavyweight champion feels like he has returned to his home; a far more natural weight category where he looks more ripped and feels stronger as well as faster than before. Lins previously fought at 205 pounds in Bellator years back and is seemingly getting his feet under him now in the UFC’s light heavyweight hierarchy.
The fight prediction that Lins provided indicated a level of humility but also a desire to have an exciting fight en route to a triumphant victory.
“Like I said, I’m always looking for a finish my fight and of course, I want to finish my fight. Of course, I want to make more money. Make fifty G’s more for a performance of the night or knockout of the night. But this is the high level, I need to be smart and just make a good strategy with my teammates. I’ll go there and I’m gonna do what I need to do to won that fight. I’m gonna put on a show for you guys. This is my wish and I will.”
Philipe Lins “Monstro” is a 37-year-old male fighter from Brazil with 15 pro wins and 5 losses. Lins is scheduled to fight Maxim Grishin at UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan on Saturday, October 1, 2022.
Philipe Lins’s recent form coming into this matchup
Philipe Lins has gone 3-2 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.
- Win vs Marcin Prachnio • Decision R3 5:00 • 2022-04-23
- Loss vs Tanner Boser • KO/TKO R1 2:41 • 2020-06-27
- Loss vs Andrei Arlovski • Decision R3 5:00 • 2020-05-13
- Win vs Josh Copeland • KO/TKO R4 0:30 • 2018-12-31
- Win vs Jared Rosholt • KO/TKO R2 0:45 • 2018-10-05
Philipe Lins’s next opponent: Maxim “Maximus” Grishin
Maxim “Maximus” Grishin’s recent form coming into this matchup
Maxim “Maximus” Grishin is a 38-year-old male fighter from Russia with 32 pro wins and 9 losses. Grishin is scheduled to fight Philipe Lins at UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan on Saturday, October 1, 2022.
Maxim Grishin has gone 2-2-1 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.
- Win vs William Knight • Decision R3 5:00 • 2022-02-12
- Loss vs Dustin Jacoby • Decision R3 5:00 • 2021-02-27
- Win vs Gadzhimurad Antigulov • KO/TKO R2 4:58 • 2020-10-17
- Loss vs Marcin Tybura • Decision R3 5:00 • 2020-07-11
- Draw vs Jordan Johnson • Decision R2 5:00 • 2019-10-31
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