John Lineker, a prominent figure in the sport of mixed martial arts in Brazil, is famous for his incredible knockout power, which he claims he continually improves via his training.
Since he entered the mixed martial arts industry more than a decade ago, “Hands of Stone” has been a well-known knockout artist in each of the organizations he has competed for, the most recent of which being ONE Championship for the past five years.
In an interview with the promotion, Lineker, who is 33 years old, stated that the force behind his punches is actually something that he makes it a point to develop in training. He said the following:
“I do specialized training in order to maintain the power in my punches,” he said. I divide the job of physically preparing for competition into three stages. First, I focus on building my strength by lifting weights that are greater than my body weight; for example, on the bench press, I can bench [375 pounds].
When John Lineker makes his return to action on August 4 in Bangkok at ONE Fight Night 13 on Prime Video, he intends to demonstrate once more the legendary knockout power that has made him so successful in the past.
As part of a nine-fight card that will take place at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, the American Top Team affiliate will compete in a bantamweight mixed martial arts match against the South Korean opponent Kim Jae Woong.
After suffering a loss through technical knockout in his most recent battle in February, John Lineker is eager to get back on the winning side of the ledger in his next bout.
The 5’2″ dynamo was defeated by fellow Brazilian Fabricio Andrade in the fight for the vacant ONE bantamweight world title. As a result of the severe hits he took during the fight, he was unable to continue through the fourth round.
John Lineker was the previous holder of the bantamweight gold belt; however, he was disqualified from his first title defense against Andrade in October of last year for failing to make weight. However, the judge decided that there would be no winner in that bout.
Kim Jae Woong, age 30, for his part, is also looking to make a comeback after suffering a defeat at the hands of Shoko Sato of Japan in January via unanimous decision.
In recent years, “The Fighting God,” who was formerly a contender for the featherweight belt at No. 1 position, has been fighting in the bantamweight class.
Prime Video users in North America have the opportunity to watch ONE Fight Night 13 live and for no additional cost.