John Lineker

John Lineker

Personal Information

Full Name John Lineker dos Santos de Paula
Date of Birth June 12, 1990
Age 32
Nationality Brazilian
Nickname Hand of Stone
John Lineker: A Brief Biography

John Lineker is a 32-year-old mixed martial artist from Brazil competing in the bantamweight division of the ONE Championship. He is currently the No.2 contender in the bantamweight division of the promotion.

Lineker is a former Jungle Fight bantamweight champion who competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Latest News Update for John Lineker

John Lineker lost his last fight against Fabricio Andrade via technical knockout on February 25, 2023. The fight took place for ONE Fight Night 7: Lineker vs. Andrade II on Prime Video in Brazil.

John Lineker vs. Fabricio Andrade

John Lineker Facts

Birth PlaceParanagua, Parana, Brazil
Star SignGemini
MMA Debut2008
MMA Record35-10-(1)
AchievementsFormer Jungle Fight bantamweight champion.
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter

Early Life and Career

John Lineker made his professional debut on September 5, 2008, and won the fight via technical knockout. He initially competed in the lightweight and featherweight division and fought 11 times in the first 15 months of his early career.

Lineker moved down to his natural weight class, bantamweight, and was undefeated for the next 13 fights. He won the Jungle Fight bantamweight championship on September 10, 2011.

'Hand of Stone' made his octagon debut on May 5, 2012, against Louis Gaudinot and lost the fight via submission.

John Lineker faced Cory Sandhagen for his last UFC appearance on April 27, 2019, and lost the fight via decision.

UFC Fight Night Jacare v Hermansson
Cory Sandhagen (left) vs. john Lineker (right)

John Lineker's Career in ONE Championship

John Lineker

John Lineker made his One Championship debut on October 26, 2019, against Muin Gafurov and won the fight via unanimous decision.

He then faced Kevin Belingon and won the fight via technical knockout in the second round.

Lineker faced Troy Worthen for ONE on TNT 3 and won the fight via knockout. The fight took place on April 21, 2021, in Kallang, Singapore.

John Lineker won the ONE bantamweight championship by defeating Bibiano Fernandes via knockout. The fight happened on March 11, 2022, at ONE: Lights Out.

On October 22, 2022, John Lineker faced Fabricio Andrade, but an accidental strike to the groin prevented Lineker from continuing. Lineker had already missed the weight, which earned only Andrade eligible for the gold.

John Lineker faced Fabricio Andrade on February 25, 2023, for the vacant bantamweight title and lost the fight via technical knockout.

John Lineker Record

Loss35–10 (1)Fabrício AndradeTKO (corner stoppage)ONE Fight Night 7February 25, 202345:00Bangkok, Thailand
NC35–9 (1)Fabrício AndradeNo Contest (accidental groin strike)ONE on Prime Video 3October 22, 202232:44Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win35–9Bibiano FernandesKO (punch)ONE: Lights OutMarch 11, 202223:40Kallang, Singapore
Win34–9Troy WorthenKO (punch)ONE on TNT 3April 21, 202114:35Kallang, Singapore
Win33–9Kevin BelingonTKO (punches)ONE: Inside the Matrix 3November 13, 202021:16Kallang, Singapore
Win32–9Muin GafurovDecision (unanimous)ONE: Dawn Of ValorOctober 26, 201935:00Jakarta, Indonesia
Loss31–9Cory SandhagenDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. HermanssonApril 27, 201935:00Sunrise, Florida, United States
Win31–8Brian KelleherKO (punch)UFC 224May 12, 201833:43Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win30–8Marlon VeraDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. MachidaOctober 28, 201735:00São Paulo, Brazil
Loss29–8T.J. DillashawDecision (unanimous)UFC 207December 30, 201635:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win29–7John DodsonDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. DodsonOctober 1, 201655:00Portland, Oregon, United States
Win28–7Michael McDonaldKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs. LinekerJuly 13, 201612:43Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Win27–7Rob FontDecision (unanimous)UFC 198May 14, 201635:00Curitiba, Brazil
Win26–7Francisco RiveraSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC 191September 5, 201512:08Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win25–7Ian McCallDecision (unanimous)UFC 183January 31, 201535:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win24–7Alp OzkilicTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. MillerJuly 16, 201434:51Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss23–7Ali BagautinovDecision (unanimous)UFC 169February 1, 201435:00Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win23–6Phil HarrisTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. MunozOctober 26, 201312:51Manchester, England
Win22–6José Maria ToméTKO (punches)UFC 163August 3, 201321:03Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win21–6Azamat GashimovTKO (punches)UFC on FX: Belfort vs. RockholdMay 18, 201321:07Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil
Win20–6Yasuhiro UrushitaniDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. LeNovember 10, 201235:00Macau, SAR
Loss19–6Louis GaudinotTechnical Submission (guillotine choke)UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. MillerMay 5, 201224:54East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Win19–5Iliarde SantosDecision (split)Jungle Fight 32September 10, 201135:00São Paulo, Brazil
Win18–5Francisco FigueiredoTKO (punches)Jungle Fight 30July 30, 201130:36Belém, Brazil
Win17–5Luiz SalgadinhoKO (punch)Jungle Fight 28May 21, 201111:18Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win16–5Renato VelameSubmission (rear-naked choke)Jungle Fight 27April 21, 201112:58Brasília, Brazil
Win15–5Saulo MartinsTKO (punches)Shooto - Brazil 22April 1, 201113:30Brasília, Brazil
Win14–5Diego D'AvilaDecision (unanimous)Nitrix - Champion Fight 6February 19, 201135:00Brusque, Brazil
Win13–5Alessandro CordeiroTKO (punches)13:44
Win12–5Felipe AlvesSubmission (rear-naked choke)Gladiators Fighting Championship 2October 16, 201022:05Curitiba, Brazil
Win11–5Alvino José TorresSubmission (rear-naked choke)Shooto - Brazil 18September 17, 20102N/ABrasília, Brazil
Win10–5Jetron AzevedoDecision (unanimous)Gladiators Fighting Championship 1May 8, 201035:00Curitiba, Brazil
Win9–5Israel SilvaDecision (unanimous)K.O. - Fight 3April 10, 201035:00Apucarana, Brazil
Win8–5Larry VargasDQ (punches after the bell)Full Heroes Battle 2February 5, 201025:00Paranaguá, Brazil
Win7–5Cica CicaDecision (unanimous)35:00
Loss6–5Rafael SilvaDecision (unanimous)Warrior's Challenge 4December 30, 200935:00Porto Belo, Brazil
Win6–4Wagner CamposTKO (punches)Brazilian Fight League 5December 19, 20092N/ACuritiba, Brazil
Loss5–4Andre LuisDecision (unanimous)Samurai FC - Samurai Fight CombatSeptember 12, 200935:00Curitiba, Brazil
Loss5–3Erick Carlos SilvaDecision (unanimous)Blackout FC 3September 5, 200935:00Balneário Camboriú, Brazil
Loss5–2Felipe ArantesSubmission (armbar)Paranagua Fight 5August 7, 200911:12Paranaguá, Brazil
Win5–1Márcio SapoDecision (unanimous)Nitrix - Show Fight 2May 16, 200935:00Joinville, Brazil
Win4–1Alexandre ChatubaTKO (punches)VIP - Stage 3May 2, 20092N/AJoinville, Brazil
Loss3–1Nelson VelasquesSubmission (rear-naked choke)Golden Fighters 1April 18, 200914:02Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
Win3–0Claudinei RodriguezDecision (unanimous)Floripa Fight 5March 7, 200935:00Florianópolis, Brazil
Win2–0Heriton AlvesKO (punches)Paranagua Fight 3November 11, 20081N/AParanaguá, Brazil
Win1–0Mauricio AlvesTKO (punches)Paranagua Fight 2September 5, 200821:25Paranaguá, Brazil

*Last updated on March 31, 2021.

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Last Modified Mar 31, 2023 17:58 IST