Fabricio Andrade got the better of John Lineker, claiming the vacant title at ONE Fight Night 7 from the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.
Andrade won the bantamweight belt with his victory, which came via TKO over the former UFC fighter.
Both men pushed each other to the limit for four whole rounds in the highly anticipated rematch, as they traded their best offense throughout the contest. Banking on his heavy hands, Lineker persistently hammered the taller Andrade with hard body shots and hooks to the chin from the opening bell.
Soon, however, “Wonder Boy” found his groove, as he peppered Lineker with long jabs and launched his signature knees to the midsection. Andrade proceeded to rearrange Lineker’s face with a series of harrowing punches, accumulating damage as the bout progressed.
The punishment eventually took a toll on Lineker, which forced his corner to throw in the towel before the fifth round could even begin.
ONE Fight Night 7 Complete Results
MMA – Bantamweight: Fabricio Andrade def. John Lineker via TKO at 5:00 of R4
Muay Thai – Featherweight: Tawanchai PK Saenchai def. Jamal Yusupov via TKO at 0:49 of R1
MMA – Featherweight: Martin Nguyen def. Leonardo Casotti via Unanimous Decision
Kickboxing – Bantamweight: Saemapetch Fairtex def. Zhang Chenglong via Unanimous Decision
MMA – Flyweight: Danny Kingad def. Eko Roni Saputra via Unanimous Decision
Submission Grappling – Atomweight: Danielle Kelly def. Ayaka Miura via Unanimous Decision
Kickboxing – Light Heavyweight: Francesko Xhaja def. Andrei Stoica via Split Decision
MMA – Atomweight: Victoria Souza def. Linda Darrow via Unanimous Decision
Submission Grappling – Lightweight: Tommy Langaker def. Uali Kurzhev via Submission (Heel Hook) at 2:58 of R1
MMA – Strawweight: Adrian Mattheis def. Zelang Zhaxi via TKO (Strikes) at 0:57 of R2
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