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John Lineker and wife welcome baby daughter just three weeks ahead of Fabricio Andrade rematch

John Lineker announced the birth of his daughter on Instagram
John Lineker announced the birth of his daughter on Instagram

Just three weeks away from his huge ONE bantamweight world championship rematch with Fabrcio Andrade, John Lineker announced the birth of his baby daughter.

At ONE Fight Night 7 on Prime Video, Lineker will face his fellow Brazilian in a rematch of their fight at ONE on Prime Video 3. After losing his world championship on the scale ahead of their first fight, the bantamweight world title was left vacant after his bout with Andrade ended in a no contest due to an unintentional low blow.

As if he needed any extra motivation going into the rematch on February 24, Lineker will have to sacrifice spending time with his family if he is going to win back his world championship in this much-anticipated main event.

On his Instagram account, Lineker announced the birth, along with this caption, which when translated to English reads:

“Words are not enough to express my feelings about this magical moment in my life, the birth of my princess Eloah!! Thank you my God for this gift.”

In the comments below the post, fans and fighters alike shared their support for John Lineker and his family:

@rituphogat48:

“Congratulations champ 👏”

@d.silvamma:

“O ae sim guerreiro 👏🏼🙏🏼”

@buchecha:

“Parabéns mano , que DEUS ABENÇOE VOCÊS ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏🙌🙌🙏🏼”

WATCH: Highlight breakdown of John Lineker’s world title-winning knockout of Bibiano Fernandes

Ahead of his chance to win back his ONE bantamweight world championship, ONE Championship posted a breakdown of John Lineker’s breakout moment in the promotion.

After making his ONE debut in 2019, Lineker had already proved that he is an absolute force with some of the most ferocious power you can possibly find.

With a perfect start to life in ONE Championship, ‘Hands of Stone’ produced three consecutive wins to earn a shot at the dominant world champion Bibiano Fernandes.

The two Brazilian legends put on an incredible fight whilst it lasted, ending in Lineker delivering another highlight-reel knockout to dethrone Fernandes. Nearly a year on from his spectacular world championship win, ONE reflected on Lineker’s best moment inside the circle with the caption:

“We'll break it down 😎 John Lineker and Fabricio Andrade run it back for the vacant ONE Bantamweight World Championship at ONE Fight Night 7 on February 24! 🏆 @johnlinekermma⁠ #ONEFightNight7 | Feb 24⁠”

With a quick breakdown of the fight's finishing sequence, the video says:

“Right Hook breaks guard. Left Hook knocks out.”

John Lineker looked like he would reign over the bantamweight division for a long time given his first four performances inside the circle, but then along came Fabricio Andrade.

At ONE Fight Night 7 on Prime Video, Lineker will get the opportunity to face Andrade again in an immediate rematch after their first fight ended in a no contest.

Watch John Lineker's knockout against Bibiano Fernandes below:

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Edited by Harvey Leonard
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