Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight bomb dropper, John Lineker, made his return to ONE Championship as part of the “Inside the Matrix” mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Singapore.
And uh ... he’s looking pretty jacked.
Former champion Kevin Belingon used his speed to connect with a fairly solid head kick in the early going, but “Hands of Stone” simply absorbed the blow and marched forward, which led to a brutal second-round finish.
Take a look:
The 30 year-old Lineker (32-9) made his ONE Championship debut back in Oct. 2019, capturing a unanimous decision victory over the venerable Muin Gafurov. No question “Hands of Stone” remains the fighter to beat in the ONE bantamweight division.
Complete “Inside the Matrix” results below:
Mixed Martial Arts - Bantamweight: John Lineker defeats Kevin Belingon by TKO (Punches) at 1:16 of Round 2
Mixed Martial Arts - Catchweight (64.0 KG): Geje Eustaquio defeats Song Min Jong by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts - Welterweight: Murad Ramazanov defeats Hiroyuki Tetsuka by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts - Middleweight: Fan Rong defeats Yuri Simoes by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts - Strawweight: Hiroba Minowa defeats Lito Adiwang by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
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