John Lineker books Muay Thai debut for ONE Championship in January

Dilapidated ONE Championship bantamweight titleholder John Lineker will test his “Hands of Stone” in a assorted sport on Jan. 18 when he faces Liam Harrison in a Muay Thai match at ONE Combat Evening 18.

The cardboard takes space at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, and airs are residing on Amazon Top Video within the US. Extra than one folks with recordsdata of the scheme back confirmed the tips to MMA Battling following a describe by MMAjunkie.

Lineker improved to 37-10 below MMA principles with a option victory over Stephen Loman this past September. He’s received abet-to-abet bouts since shedding his ONE title to Fabricio Andrade. The feeble UFC fighter scored knockouts in four of his six appearances below the ONE banner.

Lineker’s newest nemesis in MMA, Andrade, also gave it a try only currently below a assorted rule allege in ONE, losing via second-spherical knockout to Jonathan Haggerty for the kickboxing championship earlier this month.

Harrison has competing in Muay Thai and kickboxing for decades, and has received two of 4 Muay Thai matches within the ONE ring since 2019, both by first-spherical knockout. The 38-365 days-ragged English striker hasn’t competed since August 2022, when he came up short in opposition to ONE Muay Thai champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao.

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