Stephen Loman believes Fabricio Andrade is a big problem for John Lineker

Filipino rising star Stephen Loman saw what Fabricio Andrade did to John Lineker during their first match at ONE Fight Night 3 back in October 2022, and he firmly believes that a sequel is waiting to happen in the rematch.

Andrade and Lineker fought to an unfortunate no-contest during their first meeting for the vacant ONE Bantamweight World Title. The two Brazilian stars, though, will get their highly anticipated rematch at ONE Fight Night 7 on Prime Video on February 25 (Manila time) at the iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Loman, the no.3-ranked bantamweight contender, said in an interview with The MMA Superfan that Andrade’s diverse striking will be a huge problem for Lineker in the rematch.

The Team Lakay fighter pointed out how Andrade’s versatility allows him to go for knockout shots across all elevations.

“As for Andrade, I think that he really is a KO artist. He uses his striking a lot, his kicks, knees, and his pressure against Lineker was tremendous as well. He has these quick and beautiful combinations as well. I think that’s Andrade’s advantage. He’s a problem for John Lineker.”

Andrade went on a tear in his first fight against Lineker for the vacant bantamweight strap, but his night ended when he accidentally landed a knee strike down Lineker’s groin in the third round.

With Lineker unable to continue past the mandatory recovery period, the bout was officially ruled a no-contest.

Despite the anticlimactic end to an otherwise great match, the rivalry between Andrade and Lineker remained at a fever pitch and their showdown in the Thai capital city will add another chapter to the two Brazilian stars’ legacy in ONE Championship.

Andrade, the no.1-ranked bantamweight contender, and Lineker, the no.2-ranked bantamweight contender, have perfect records in ONE Championship and have seven finishes between them.

Their match at ONE Fight Night 7 will bear witness to someone losing that precious zero beside their names.

Author: Fight Game Asia

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