“It's all natural” - John Lineker says his exciting brand of fighting is as real as it gets

[Photo Credit: ONE Championship] John Lineker
John Lineker [Photo Credit: ONE Championship] John Lineker

'Hands of Stone' John Lineker never feels pressure to entertain the fans considering his fighting style is naturally one of the most exciting in combat sports. The Brazilian knockout artist is well-known for his highly thrilling bouts with tons of aggression.

In an interview with ONE Championship, Lineker was asked about his compelling fight style. The ONE bantamweight world champion answered:

"My fighting style, my aggression when I get in the cage, is natural. That's what I do every day. It's all natural, I don't invent anything, don't do anything different in the fight than I do in training. Of course, with each fight we evolve and, naturally, we become more cautious and conservative, but I don't feel any pressure."

Brazil's John Lineker made his professional MMA debut back in 2008 and stood out for the power he carried in his hands. Over his impressive career, he has collected seventeen wins by way of knockout.

Since making his debut in ONE Championship, 'Hands of Stone' has won 75% of his bouts via KO/TKO. He will be looking to add another stoppage win to his record when he faces the dangerous Fabricio Andrade at ONE on Prime Video 3 on October 21.

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John Lineker's hands will make all the difference

On October 21 in the ONE Championship main event, 'Wonder Boy' Andrade will look to complete his life goal by earning a world championship in ONE. Standing in his way is the bantamweight knockout king John Lineker.

'Hands of Stone' Lineker recently explained in an interview with ONE Championship that he is facing a quality opponent at ONE on Prime Video 3, but the power in his fists will allow him to keep his ONE gold:

“[Andrade’s] Muay Thai is excellent, he’s a great fighter, but I have boxing that scares opponents, especially because of the [power in] my hands. So, which one is better, I don’t know. I don’t like to keep comparing, but I believe in my potential. I know I’m good at what I do.”

Andrade has also been vocally critical of John Lineker, claiming the world champion is scared to fight him. 'Hands of Stone' feels no need to respond to these accusations as he will look to do the talking in the ONE circle:

“I don’t care about that. I like to respond inside the cage, in my own way, kicking [expletive]. But if they [ONE] think he’s worthy to fight for the belt, I’ll educate him, for sure.”
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