HomeMMAFormer ONE Bantamweight Champion John Lineker Returns to Action Against Dangerous Foe

Former ONE Bantamweight Champion John Lineker Returns to Action Against Dangerous Foe

Former ONE Bantamweight Champion John Lineker returns to the cage to face off against a dangerous opponent, Kim Jae Woong. Don’t miss this epic clash on ONE Fight Night 13!

Former ONE bantamweight world champion John Lineker is set to make his comeback in a highly anticipated fight against South Korean Kim Jae Woong. The clash between ‘Hands of Stone’ and ‘The Fighting God’ will take place at ONE Fight Night 13 on Prime Video, airing live on August 4 at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok.

It has been nearly six months since Lineker’s last fight, where he suffered a loss to fellow Brazilian Fabricio Andrade for the vacant ONE bantamweight world title. Now, the 33-year-old American Top Team standout is determined to bounce back and start his redemption journey.

During his preparation for the upcoming fight, Lineker closely studied Kim Jae Woong’s game and identified his opponent’s strengths and weaknesses. In an interview with ONE Championship , Lineker revealed that Kim is primarily a boxer who excels in long-distance exchanges. He is known for his versatility, strong takedown defenses, and frequent use of kicks.

Lineker’s motivation to reclaim his former glory stems from his disappointing performance in the previous title fight against Andrade. After failing to make weight, Lineker was stripped of the championship belt, and the match ended in a no contest. Andrade showcased his skills, delivering powerful hits that ultimately forced Lineker to retire after the fourth round. As a result, ‘Wonder Boy’ became the new bantamweight king.

ONE Fight Night 13 presents an opportunity for Lineker to turn the tables and kickstart his redemption journey. The event will be available for free to Prime Video subscribers in North America, allowing fans to witness Lineker’s comeback firsthand.

Kim Jae Woong, Lineker’s opponent, is also eager to secure a victory after his previous loss. The 30-year-old South Korean fighter suffered a unanimous decision defeat against Japan’s Shoko Sato in January.

In conclusion, the upcoming clash between John Lineker and Kim Jae Woong promises to be an exhilarating battle between two determined fighters seeking redemption. Lineker aims to overcome his past setbacks and regain his status as the bantamweight champion, while Kim is determined to bounce back from his recent defeat. MMA fans can watch this thrilling encounter live on Prime Video and witness the outcome of this high-stakes showdown.

Fight Results

Fighter Result
John Lineker TBD
Kim Jae Woong TBD
Fabricio Andrade Loss
Shoko Sato Loss