Six questions with Matt Lindland who faces Strikeforce newcomer “Jacare” Souza on Dec. 19, 2009, Showtime card

Lindland faces "Jacare" on Showtime

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2009) – Former Olympic wrestling medalist Matt “The Law” Lindland, who recently took a stab at the world of politics, answered Six Questions recently posed to him regarding his highly-anticipated return to mixed martial arts (MMA) action this Saturday during the live SHOWTIME® telecast of STRIKEFORCE:  Evolution.

Lindland (21-6) will take on submission expert “Jacare” Souza (10-2) at middleweight (185 pounds) on the star-studded fight card being headlined by Cung Le vs. Scott Smith at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

Lindland, the 2000 Olympic Games silver medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling, holds wins against Pat Miletich, as well as former champion Carlos Newton and Jeremy Horn. Lindland is one of only two men to submit Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Travis Lutter.

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Strikeforce calls in “The Law” on their middleweight division

PRO MMA (promma.info) has confirmed Greco-Roman Olympic silver medalist and political aspirant Matt “The Law” Lindland (21-6) has signed a three-fight contract with Strikeforce. Although, no opponent has yet been named, Lindland could have his first bout within the organization as early as October.

Having began his professional MMA career in 1997, the 39-year old veteran holds wins over such fighters as Jeremy Horn, Travis Lutter, Falaniko Vitale, Phil Baroni, and Pat Miletich to name a few.

Lindland was last in the ring against Vitor Belfort at “Affliction: Day of Reckoning” back in January. However, it was not his night and took “The Phenom” only 37 seconds to break “The Law” with a first round knockout.

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