Fabricio Andrade vows even better performance in rematch vs. John Lineker

Photo Credits: ONE Championship
Photo Credits: ONE Championship

On February 25, Fabricio Andrade will return to the Circle for another shot at becoming a ONE world champion. Standing in his way at ONE Fight Night 7 on Prime Video will be the former ONE bantamweight world titleholder, John ‘Hands of Stone’ Lineker.

The two men previously squared off with 26.4 pounds of gold hanging in the balance at ONE on Prime Video 3. Unfortunately, neither man walked away with the world title wrapped around their waist as an errant blow by Andrade landed low on Lineker resulting in the bout being ruled a no-contest. Going into the rematch, Fabricio Andrade believes he will be a more dangerous fighter and has every intention of putting Lineker’s lights out in spectacular fashion:

“Yeah man, I’m just so excited to be inside of the cage with him again,” Andrade told ONE Championship. “This time it’s gonna be different. It’s gonna be a different fighter than the fighter that was in [Malaysia]. I keep on improving and this time it’s gonna be different."

He added:

“I’m gonna be a different fighter, I’m gonna be stronger, faster, and I’m gonna knock him out.”

Fans in North America can catch ONE Fight Night 7 in U.S. primetime live and for free on Amazon Prime Video.


Fabricio Andrade never stopped training in anticipation of rematch with John Lineker

Following an anticlimactic end to their October clash in Malaysia, Fabricio Andrade canceled his scheduled vacation in anticipation of an immediate rematch. Andrade will get exactly that on February 25 when he meets John Lineker for the vacant ONE bantamweight world championship:

"Now, I'm the best bantamweight in ONE and one of the best in the world, so having the belt would be very important to me. I already gave up my vacation to be able to go back to the gym and continue training."

Andrade doubled down on his claims of being the best bantamweight in ONE Championship, saying:

“I think today I'm the guy to beat in the bantamweight division and the other fighters need to show their work. They need to improve, evolve, and have exciting fights to show that they deserve to fight me. So, I don't have any names in my mind anymore. Now is the time to finish off the Lineker. And [Stephen] Loman is next.”

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