John Lineker, known for his “Hands of Stone,” continues to impress.
Friday night saw Lineker lock horns with Jae Woong Kim at ONE Championship Fight Night 13 in Bangkok, achieving a dramatic victory against the South Korean combatant with just 4 seconds remaining in the contest.
Lineker, who had a rough week having failed to make weight for the fight, had a rough start to the match as well. Kim managed an early takedown in the initial round, asserting his dominance for the most part. Lineker saw a slight improvement in the second round, but Kim continued to successfully combine his strikes, strategically avoiding Lineker’s power shots. This pattern extended into the third round, with Kim effectively using kicks and knees to distance himself, seemingly setting Lineker up for another loss.
However, Lineker refused to accept defeat. In the dying moments of the match, he landed a colossal left hook during an exchange, flooring Kim. Capitalizing on this moment, the Brazilian fighter descended on his downed opponent, unleashing a brutal ground-and-pound attack that forced referee Herb Dean to halt the fight just before the final bell.
Post-fight, Lineker voiced his desire for a rematch against ONE bantamweight champion Fabricio de Andrade, who wrested the title from Lineker in February when “Hands of Stone” retired prior to the fifth round.
Below are the highlights of this remarkable turnaround.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about John Lineker ONE Championship Victory
Who did John Lineker fight at ONE Championship Fight Night 13?
John Lineker faced South Korean fighter Jae Woong Kim at ONE Championship Fight Night 13.
Where did the ONE Championship Fight Night 13 take place?
ONE Championship Fight Night 13 took place in Bangkok.
What was the outcome of the fight between John Lineker and Jae Woong Kim?
John Lineker won the fight by achieving a dramatic knockout against Jae Woong Kim with just 4 seconds remaining in the contest.
Who did John Lineker call out after the fight?
After the fight, John Lineker called for a rematch with ONE bantamweight champion Fabricio de Andrade.
What did Lineker do after landing a powerful left hook on Kim?
After landing a powerful left hook on Kim, Lineker jumped on his fallen foe and delivered a brutal ground-and-pound attack, leading the referee to stop the fight.