We are less than a week away from ONE Fight Night 3: Lineker vs. Andrade coming to fans live from the Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur – and what a night of fighting it promises to be.
The card is topped by two sensational title fights, but there is depth all the way down (including another title fight on the Lead Card) – here’s a rundown of what to expect on a huge night in Singapore.
ONE Bantamweight World Championship Bout: John Lineker (c) vs. Fabricio Andrade
There is not much to say about John Lineker that hasn’t already been said. A professional for more than 14 years he has taken on some of the very biggest names across his MMA career. With 45 fights under his belt, 36 of them wins, Lineker fulfilled his destiny and became a world champion in his last fight, taking the ONE bantamweight world title with a performance-of-the-night knockout of Bibiano Fernandes.
Fellow Brazilian Fabricio Andrade has been a whirlwind since making his pro MMA debut just three years ago. Building up a 8-2 overall record, the 25-year-old is unbeaten in ONE, with five consecutive wins. Just one of those fights has gone the distance, and Andrade has found multiple ways of stopping his opponents from rear-naked choke, punches, knees to the body, and a liver kick. This is a man capable of stopping fights at any moment.
ONE Lightweight Muay Thai World Championship Bout: Regian Eersel vs. Sinsamut Klinmee
For the first time ever, ONE will crown a lightweight Muay Thai world champion. Eersel comes into the fight as the ONE lightweight kickboxing world champion and seeking a second title belt. He is widely regarded as one of the best martial artists in the world, and made his way to ONE in April 2018. He won the kickboxing world title in just his third ONE fight, and has defended on four occasions since then.
Sinsamut Klinmee is a Muay Thai prodigy. Having only made his ONE debut earlier this year, two spectacular knockout finishes have propelled the Thai fighter in the limelight and a shot at the inaugural lightweight Muay Thai world championship. Klinmee grew up in the sport due to his family running a gym which produced a number of champions – on October 22 he has the opportunity to claim a title of his own.
Featherweight Bout: Kim Jae Woong vs. Shamil Gasanov
Kim Jae Woong is on the hunt for the featherweight title, but finds himself part of a rebuilding process after losing his number one contender match with Tang Kai last time out. Tang went on to win the title, while Kim now faces the dangerous newcomer Shamil Gasov who arrives in ONE with a perfect 12-0 record.
Strawweight Bout: Jeremy Miado vs. Danial Williams
Blink and you might miss something when Jeremy Miado and Danial Williams clash in Kuala Lumpur. Both fighters are coming in hot on the back of three-fight win streaks, and with Williams recently jumping Miado in the rankings to claim fifth place amongst the strawweight, this clash will have serious implications in the top end of the division. Expect fireworks.
ONE Fight Night 3: Lineker vs. Andrade takes place Saturday October 22 3AM KSA time at the Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur. This is a night not to be missed so mark your calendars, download the ONE Super App, and go to watch.onefc.com now!