Fabricio Andrade has no intentions of leaving an opening for John Lineker to recapture the ONE bantamweight world title when they meet for the second time.
Following their first scrap at ONE on Prime Video 3, Fabricio Andrade immediately went to work with the goal of fixing every potential mistake he made in their October meeting. With their highly anticipated rematch closing in quickly, ‘Wonder Boy’ is continuing to fine-tune his game plan to leave Lineker with no potential path to victory. In an interview with The MMA Superfan, Andrade said:
“Those little mistakes are what I'm going to correct in this coming rematch. I'm not going to give him any chance. There's not going to be any way out.”
Fabricio Andrade delivered a spectacular showing when the two Brazilian warriors met in Malaysia late last year, but one massive mistake cost him dearly. On the verge of putting away his opponent, Andrade got a bit overzealous and delivered a knee strike that landed low on his opponent. With Lineker writhing in pain and unable to continue, the bout was ruled a no-contest.
Fans in North America can catch the ONE bantamweight world championship rematch in the main event of ONE Fight Night 7 live and for free on Amazon Prime Video on February 25.
Watch the interview below:
Fabricio Andrade believes he’s better than John Lineker no matter where the fight goes
No matter where the fight goes, Fabricio Andrade believes he will have the upper hand against John Lineker. Eager to put a stamp on things in their sequel bout, ‘Wonder Boy’ is prepared to go wherever his opponent takes the fight and is ready to get the finish whether it’s on the feet or on the mat:
“He’s gonna see a totally different fighter in this one. I’ve been focusing on so much different stuff and I know I’m better than him in any area. If he goes to the ground, I’m better than him. If he stays standing, I’m better than him."
“It’s just gonna be a matter of time as soon as the fight starts, it’s gonna be a matter of time for me to finish him.”
When John Lineker and Fabricio Andrade enter the Circle at ONE Fight Night 7, they’ll do so carrying equally impressive win streaks. What’s more impressive is that each fighter has scored a knockout in three of their previous matchups, outside of their no-contest in October, of course.
Both heavy hitters will look to keep their individual streaks going but don’t be surprised if things go to the ground in the bantamweight headliner.
Watch Andrade's highlight reel below: