The former UFC lightweight champ was back in action this weekend, picking up his first win in over three years and improving his record to 23-14-1. Although his opponent, Mike "The Assassin" Lindquist at 6-19 was a far cry from the killers he used to face in the UFC and WEC, it’s good to see Jens get a win under his belt to boost his confidence. In Pulver’s defense, he was originally slated to take on 12-10 fighter Tom Ahrens, but his opponent bowed out of the bout in the weeks leading up to the event. For his part, Lindquist didn’t look too bad in the video above. Let’s just hope that training with Jeff Curran in Chicago has helped Pulver get his groove back and he doesn’t just become a regional can crusher.
We’ll get another chance to see if the change in camps for the former Miletich fighter is doing him any good in two months when he steps back inside the cage against a yet-to-be-named opponent at Chicago Cagefighting Championship’s March 5 event. Former WEC bantamweight champ Chase Beebe and Clay Guida‘s underachieving brother and TUF dropout Jason Guida will also be on the card. As Chad mentioned on last week’s episode of The Bum Rush, it would be nice for Jens to string together a bunch of wins and maybe earn a small promotion’s title before getting one more fight in the UFC.
We can dream, can’t we?