Frenchman Xavier Foupa-Pokam (21-15) saw action for the first time this year when he took center stage at 100 Percent Fight 4 this past weekend. Returning to his homeland of France, Foupa-Pokam locked horns with fellow UFC castaway Lucio Linhares (15-6) in the evenings main event.
Foupa-Pokam, who dropped the last two of his three bouts in 2010, was seeking to kick the year off with a W, but Brazilian veteran Lucio Linhares had some plans of his own. Midway through the second round of their contest Foupa-Pokam submitted to a tight triangle choke, marking three consecutive defeats for the up-and-down striker known as â€œProfessor Xâ€.
Lucio Linhares on the other hand has now won two consecutive bouts since his release from the UFC early last year, another high profile victory could potentially lead to a second chance with the UFC, North America's largest MMA promotion.
Check out the full 100 Percent Fight 4 results below:
1 Cedric Perruchet Draw Franck Guillot
2 Rudy Saoudi Def Sebastian Grandin via Submission (Armbar)
3 Jason Ponet Def Jean Bagal via Decision (Unanimous)
4 Gael Grimaud Def Gary Kono via Submission (Guillotine Choke)
5 Seydina Seck Def Manuel Sully via Decision (Unanimous)
6 Antoine Poli Def Christophe Gauthierot via TKO (Kicks)
7 Yves Landu Def Araik Margarian via Decision (Unanimous)
8 Eric Cebarac Def Gary Decorde via Decision (Unanimous)
9 Faycal Hussin Def Tahar Hadbi via Decision (Unanimous)
10 Marc Emmanuel Def Yassine Bando via Submission (Keylock)
11 Gael Grimaud Def Seydina Seck via Decision (Unanimous)
12 Lucio Linhares Def Xavier Foupa-Pokam via Submission (Triangle Choke)