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John Lineker Wins ONE Championship Debut By Decision

John Lineker's ONE Championship debut was not as easy as some would have suspected. The Brazilian was recently released by the UFC after putting the company on blast for not getting a fight then pulling out of a fight the week of. The Las Vegas-based promotion was not happy...

John Lineker Wants Demetrious Johnson ‘Superfight’ Now That He Is In ONE Championship

John Lineker was shockingly released from the UFC following him withdrawing from his UFC Greenville fight against Rob Font. But, it did not take long for the Brazilian to find work as he announced on social media he had signed with ONE Championship. Now, "Hands of Stone" is excited...

Former UFC Bantamweight John Lineker Signs With ONE Championship

John Lineker found a new home rather quickly following his UFC release. Lineker revealed to MMAFighting.com that he has signed a contract with ONE Championship. "Hands of Stone" went 12-4 under the UFC banner, but was released from the promotion. Back in May, Lineker had expressed his frustration with the...

Dana White On John Lineker’s UFC Release: The Guy Wasn’t Being Professional

UFC president Dana White has explained the decision to release John Lineker. It's no secret that Lineker expressed frustration with the UFC. Back in May, Lineker said he either wanted a fight or a release from the promotion. Once Lineker pulled out of his rematch with Rob Font, the UFC...

John Lineker Reportedly Released from the UFC

John Lineker has reportedly been released by the UFC, as broken by MMA Junkie. The Lineker camp has declined to comment on the details of the release. The writing was on the wall, or on the Twitter feed as it were, when John Lineker dared the UFC to release him...

John Lineker Out Of UFC Greenville Fight Against Rob Font

John Lineker will not step in on short-notice after all. The Brazilian had been campaigning for a fight, and after Cody Stamann was forced to withdraw, Lineker took his place. But, the night before weigh-ins, as John Lineker was working out, he cut himself above the eyebrow which resulted...

John Lineker Has New Plans for Rob Font

John Lineker holds a victory over Rob Font back in 2016 in what was a clear-cut unanimous decision after overwhelming Font with forward pressure, cage-cutting, and overwhelming him with the hook bombs that only Lineker can launch. But that was three years ago, and Lineker is well aware of...

Rob Font Admits Giving Up in First John Lineker Fight

Rob Font will have a chance at redemption when he faces John Linker for the second time at UFC Greenville this Saturday. Font lost the first encounter by unanimous decision in 2016. In an interview with Bloody Elbow, Font shared what he learned from that experience in Curitiba, Brazil: “I’ve...

Cody Stamann Hurt; John Lineker Now Fights Rob Font At UFC Greenville

In the co-main event of UFC Greenville, Cody Stamann and Rob Font were set to settle their differences inside the Octagon. However, that will no longer be the case. Combate is reporting that Stamann is out of the bout due to an injury and John Lineker will step in...

John Lineker Details Asking For Fight Or UFC Release

John Lineker has explained why he put out a tweet asking the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for a bout or a release. Lineker was seen in action last month against Cory Sandhagen. "Hands of Stone" lost the bout via split decision. It was Lineker's fourth bout since late 2016 and...

John Lineker To UFC: ‘If You Don’t Like Me Or My Style, Just Let Me Go’

John Lineker is losing patience over his activity under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner. Lineker competed last month against Cory Sandhagen. "Hands of Stone" dropped a split decision to Sandhagen at UFC Fort Lauderdale. It was Lineker's fourth bout since late 2016. Lineker Demands A Fight Or A Release From...

UFC 238’s Petr Yan Bashes Cory Sandhagen & John Lineker

Petr Yan is taking aim at two bantamweights not named Jimmie Rivera. Yan and Rivera are scheduled to meet at UFC 238 on June 8. The action will take place inside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The main event of the card will be a bantamweight title bout between...

UFC Bantamweight John Lineker Happy With T.J. Dillashaw’s Absence

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight John Lineker feels T.J. Dillashaw's absence is refreshing. Dillashaw had quite the fall from grace in a short period of time. He was riding high as a two-time UFC bantamweight champion and he chased the distinction of "champ-champ." He was stopped in 32 seconds by...

John Lineker Returns At UFC on ESPN 3

John Lineker's return to the Octagon has been confirmed. Reports from both ESPN and MMA Junkie confirm that "Hands Of Stone" will face Cory Sandhagen at UFC Miami (UFC on ESPN 3) on April 27, 2019. The action goes down from the American Airlines Arena. Lineker and Sandhagen were initially expected...

John Lineker Apologizes For UFC on ESPN+ 1 Removal

The UFC will be kicking off their broadcast deal with ESPN next week (Sat. January 19, 2019). UFC on ESPN+ 1 will go down from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In the main event, UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw will be challenging Henry Cejudo for the 125-pound...