Linton Vassell is an English mixed martial artist who competes in Bellator MMA. He began training MMA in 2007 at the age of 23, and he had his first amateur fight just six months later. Vassell made his professional debut in September 2008, picking up his first pro win. Vassell fought Stav Economou to a decision loss for the vacant UWC Heavyweight Championship.
On 4 February 2012, Vassell defeated Aurelijus Kerpe to become the new UCMMA Light Heavyweight Champion which was made vacant after Jimi Manuwa signed to BAMMA.He successfully defended his title for the first time when he defeated Nick Chapman by submission early into the second round.
Linton Vassell fought Zelg Galesic for UCMMA Light Heavyweight Championship on 2 February 2013. Zelg opened the fight with impressive striking, but Vassell moved the fight on the ground where he dominated Galesic and won the fight by first-round TKO to retain the UCMMA Light Heavyweight Championship.
Vassell debuted in Bellator in November 2013 at Bellator 107, defeating Matt Jones. Vassell has gone 7-2 in Bellator, most recently scoring a win over former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Liam McGeary in the main event of Bellator 179. He won OMMAC British Light Heavyweight Championship (One Time) And UCMMA Light Heavyweight Championship (One Time).And now as per the Cageside press interview Linton Vassell Feels Settled In at Heavyweight.