"Knee to the liver is insane work" - Fans feel the incredible accuracy of Fabricio Andrade's knee strike against John Lineker

Fabricio Andrade fighting John Lineker | Image credit: ONE Championship
Fabricio Andrade fighting John Lineker | Image credit: ONE Championship

Current undisputed ONE bantamweight MMA world champion Fabricio Andrade is one of the most feared fighters in the world today, and that's largely because of his perfect combination of speed and power.

Andrade displayed this during his first world title clash with former world champion John Lineker in October 2022 at the ONE on Prime Video 3 card inside the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ONE Championship recently reposted one juncture of the fight and in the caption, wrote:

"Fabricio Andrade is VICIOUS 🤯 What's next for the ONE bantamweight MMA World Champion? 🏆 @fabricioandrade1"

In the video, 'Wonder Boy' perfectly timed a solid right knee strike to Lineker's liver as he marched forward for a punch. This hurt Lineker and forced him to pause mid-fight to gather himself.

Fans were left in awe of Andrade's prowess on the feet, as platform users @kemalkaraback, @fuckulooking4tho, @giancarlo19_bjj, and @fightloot posted their instant reactions through their comments:

"Generally, people think that a punch to the face hurts, but blows to the abdomen are the most painful."
"Knee to the liver is insane work"
"That hurt me just by watching 😂 🔥"
"Knee left the live frozen(like elsa)"
Screenshot of fans' comments
Screenshot of fans' comments

Fabricio Andrade recently went on a Tokyo tour to train in various gyms

After coming up short and failing to become a two-sport world champion in November 2023 at ONE Fight Night 16, where Jonathan Haggerty defeated him during their ONE bantamweight kickboxing world title match, Andrade has continued to work on improving his combat sports arsenal.

First, he returned home to Brazil to reconnect with his former coach, and most recently, he went on a tour to Tokyo and trained with Japanese superstar Takeru Segawa and the whole Vasileus Gym. After working out with them, the Evolve MMA and Tiger Muay Thai representative claimed that there was good energy in the gym.

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Edited by Krishna Venki
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