ONE Fight Night 3: Lineker vs. Andrade – which goes down on Saturday, 22 October, at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – is all about the gold. In fact, three ONE World Title fights will go down on the night’s main card.
Headlining the event is the ONE Bantamweight World Championship bout between divisional king John Lineker and fierce second-ranked contender Fabricio Andrade in a bout that many fans are predicting won't go the distance.
Lineker is riding a four-fight winning streak into his first title defence since dethroning Bibiano Fernandes this past March at ONE: LIGHTS OUT, where he scored a second-round knockout to claim the ONE World Title and solidify his “Hands of Stone” moniker.
His first championship assignment comes in the form of Brazilian standout, Fabricio Andrade, who brings an almost identical fighting style to the Circle. “Wonder Boy” himself is riding a three-fight winning streak coming into his first ONE World Title bout.
In the gold-plated co-main event, current ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Champion Regian Eersel looks to hold two ONE World Titles simultaneously when he battles Sinsamut Klinmee for the vacant ONE Lightweight Muay Thai World Championship.
Eersel remains unblemished inside of ONE Championship, having won six straight bouts under the banner. The decorated Dutchman will look to carry that momentum into his potentially history-making night later this month against his Thai adversary.
Standing in his way, however, is a decorated striker who has also wrecked all competition put in front of him in ONE. Sinsamut most recently destroyed Liam Nolan just five seconds into round two of their bout. He will look to continue his path of destruction against his biggest challenge yet in Eersel.
Elsewhere on the card is a bout that will shape the future of the ONE flyweight Muay Thai division. Top-ranked Superlek Kiatmoo9 and #2 Panpayak Jitmuangnon clash in the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix Final.
The winner of the finale will receive the Grand Prix silver belt and a shot at Rodtang Jitmuangnon’s ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship down the line.
Main Card For ONE Fight Night 3
Lead Card For ONE Fight Night 3
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