John Lineker’s knockout energy has twice lit up the ONE Championship Circle. He appears assured of sealing a 3rd successive end when he comes up in opposition to ONE bantamweight world champion Bibiano Fernandes in his subsequent bout.
The 31-year-old is lower than two weeks away from his first-ever shot at an MMA world title in opposition to the longtime divisional king, who he’ll meet in the principle occasion of ONE: Unhealthy Blood on Friday, February 11.
Earlier as we speak, the fighter generally known as ‘Arms of Stone’ took to Instagram to share a brief video of him performing some speedwork.
The Brazilian brawler wrote alongside the video:
“Pace coaching! Last changes.”
The clip confirmed the Brazilian’s huge pace and energy. It was a transparent show of what his compatriot Fernandes can count on when the pair conflict contained in the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The fiery video served as John Lineker’s second put up aimed on the world champion in as many days. Barely 48-hours earlier, the Parana-born fighter uploaded one other put up with a caption alluding to their upcoming tilt.
‘Arms of Stone’ wrote:
“Searching for one other fatality!! February eleventh, Friday, keep tuned!”
He is additionally beforehand warned Fernandes that he’ll let his fists do the speaking after they meet within the Circle.
John Lineker’s journey in ONE to date
The knockout specialist penned a cope with ONE Championship in July 2019, simply weeks after he was launched from the UFC roster. At ONE: Daybreak of Valor in October that yr, the Brazilian introduced his arrival on the worldwide stage with a unanimous determination win over Muin Gafurov.
‘Arms of Stone’ wasn’t totally happy together with his debut efficiency, although. He returned to the Circle a yr later and scored a KO win over Group Lakay bantamweight star Kevin Belingon.
At ONE on TNT III final yr, John Lineker maintained his cost in the direction of the highest of the division with a first-round knockout of Troy Worthen.
In the meantime, Fernandes will likely be making his first title protection since submitting Belingon at ONE: Century Part II.
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