Fabricio Andrade promises complete domination of John Lineker in rematch

Photo Credits: ONE Championship
Photo Credits: ONE Championship

Fabricio Andrade delivered a fantastic performance in his first meeting with former ONE bantamweight world champion John ‘Hands of Stone’ Lineker at ONE on Prime Video 3 in October.

Unfortunately, ‘Wonder Boy’ did not walk out of the event with 26.4 pounds of gold wrapped around his waist. That is one blunder the Brazilian bantamweight star has no intention of repeating when they run it back.

On February 24, Andrade will get another shot at ONE gold when he meets John Lineker in the main event of ONE Fight Night 7 on Prime Video. Ahead of the highly anticipated return match, Andrade spoke with ONE Championship, letting the promotion know exactly what they can expect the next time he steps inside the circle.

“I already proved that I’m the better fighter but this time he just won’t be able to get any advantage over me you know. I’m gonna control the whole fight until he’s over, until he’s done and he can’t keep going.”

Fabricio Andrade almost walked out of Malaysia with the ONE world title over his shoulder, but an errant knee landed low on Lineker, forcing the referee to call off the bout, declaring it a no-contest. Before that moment, ‘Wonder Boy’ was in control and appeared to be on his way to a spectacular W. Instead, Andrade and the fans were left with disappointment.

The highly anticipated rematch between Andrade and Lineker, as well as the rest of the ONE Fight Night 7 card, is available live and for free to all Prime Video subscribers in North America.

Fabricio Andrade is ready for John Lineker to break out his wrestling in rematch

There is no denying that when it comes to striking, Fabricio Andrade had the upper hand in his meeting with John Lineker in October. Knowing that ‘Wonder Boy’ fully anticipates ‘Hands of Stone’ to utilize his wrestling the second time around:

“Now there’s no more talks, I know what I’m gonna do, and I’m gonna be ready for everything... If he gives me any opportunity, I’m gonna submit him as well.”

Known for his heavy hands and brutal kicking power, Fabricio Andrade is no stranger to submissions. On his ONE Championship debut, ‘Wonder Boy’ scored a second-round sub against British striker Mark ‘Tyson’ Abelardo. Since then, Andrade has preferred to get the job done on his feet, but he has shown the ability to hold his own on the ground.

Will Fabricio Andrade walk out as the new ONE bantamweight world champion or will John Lineker reclaim the crown he once wore?

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Edited by David Andrew
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