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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.

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