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Midnight Mania! John Lineker violently sleeps Troy Werthen in the first round

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John Lineker secured his third-straight victory in One Championship just moments ago (April 21, 2021).

The veteran power puncher faced short-notice replacement Troy Werthen in the main event of ONE on TNT 3. These Wednesday night One Championship cards have been providing exhilarating main events, and this was no exception. As is his usual fighting style, Lineker wasted zero time in walking into the pocket and firing bombs.

Credit to Werthen, who ultimately suffered the first loss of his professional career, as the Southpaw wrestler was tough. He ripped some body kicks and landed a few left hands of his own, but he simply couldn’t deter Lineker. “Hands Of Stone” walked forward and targeted the body over and over, landing heavy shots that would have finished lesser opponents.

Just as it seemed Werthen could handle his opponent’s power, he walked directly into a straight right hand that sent him to the mat. A single hammer fist was all that was necessary to fully seal the deal.

Check it out:

In all likelihood, Lineker will finds himself in the cage opposite One’s Featherweight kingpin Bibiano Fernandes sooner than later.

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