ONE bantamweight world champion John Lineker is an individual with punches that utterly mirror his nickname, ‘Arms of Stone’. The Brazilian’s power-centric MMA sport largely entails throwing one thing that may incapacitate you immediately.
He wouldn’t care the place it lands; Lineker merely throws with absolute vitality, such that it shatters your entire being if it connects. ‘Arms of Stone’ has that rather a lot vitality in virtually every limb of his anatomy.
When he debuted in ONE Championship in 2019, a number of folks seen him steam-rolling via the division. Whereas he did win his debut, it was surprisingly aggressive as he confronted battle sambo world champion Muin Gafurov.
After a nail-biting alternate on the ft the place Gafurov overtly engaged Lineker in a stand-up battle, ‘Arms of Stone’ threw an unlikely weapon: a roundhouse kick. The kick associated to Gafurov’s picture voltaic plexus and appeared to have harm him. From there, John Lineker swarmed his opponent, throwing hooks that may knock out a cow.
Rounds two and three seen Gafurov mixing his assaults collectively along with his grappling, seemingly having realized his lesson to not play with fireside on the ft. Lineker, nonetheless, marvelously defended virtually all of Gafurov’s takedown entries whereas connecting with various of his earth-rattling punches.
Watch the entire fight beneath:
John Lineker defends his ONE bantamweight world title in opposition to Fabricio Andrade at ONE on Prime Video 3
At ONE on Prime Video 3 on October 21, John Lineker will make the first safety of his ONE bantamweight world title. It isn’t going to be a stroll throughout the park, though, as he’ll face the heavy-hitting ‘Wonder Boy’ Fabricio Andrade.
Andrade has been hell-bent on receiving a world title shot ever since his debut in ONE Championship. Having lastly acquired what he wished after stopping Kwon Won Il with a liver kick in June, Andrade has all of the boldness on this planet fundamental as a lot as his eventual battle with Lineker.
‘Marvel Boy’ even made a daring assertion when he posted the event’s poster on his Instagram:
An fascinating prediction actually. John Lineker isn’t recognized for his grappling, as he almost on a regular basis prefers to knock his opponents out whereas standing. If Andrade actually hurts Lineker adequate that ‘Arms of Strone’ desperately opts to wrestle, that could be one factor to behold.
Not that Lineker is not going to be a menace on the underside, nonetheless. The particular person holds a brown belt in BJJ, and it is perhaps fascinating to see how he makes use of it in opposition to an explosive knockout artist like Andrade.