In ONE Championship’s third installment of the “ONE on TNT” event series, John “Hands of Stone” Lineker solidified his #1 spot in the bantamweight rankings, and Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu retained his #4 spot in the flyweight rankings.
In the main event of “ONE on TNT III,” Lineker stopped American wrestling phenom “Pretty Boy” Troy Worthen with a first-round KO.
It was a scrappy one-rounder, as both men traded blows on the feet. But with just 25 seconds remaining in the frame, Lineker sent a right hand down the middle of Worthen’s guard and dropped the American.
It only took one more shot on the ground for “Hands of Stone” to finish off his foe.
Lineker’s impressive victory may have earned him a shot at ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes in the near future.
Ushering in the headliner was the pivotal co-main event clash between #4-ranked flyweight Wakamatsu and #5-ranked Reece “Lighting” McLaren.
Over the course of three rounds, both men battled valiantly for the victory, but in the end, it was Wakamatsu’s increasingly effective output that scored him the unanimous decision win.
Like Lineker, “Little Piranha” could soon find himself standing across the Circle from a divisional king – in his case, ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes.
On the “ONE on TNT III” lead card, promotional newcomer Ok Rae Yoon beat former ONE Lightweight World Champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov by unanimous decision, earning a matchup with lightweight legend Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez at “ONE on TNT IV” next week.
Full Results For “ONE On TNT III”
John Lineker defeats Troy Worthen via knockout at 4:35 of round one (mixed martial arts – bantamweight)
Yuya Wakamatsu defeats Reece McLaren via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts – flyweight)
Ok Rae Yoon defeats Marat Gafurov via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts – lightweight)
Miao Li Tao defeats Ryuto Sawada via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
Nieky Holzken defeats John Wayne Parr via TKO at 1:23 of round two (Muay Thai – catchweight of 80.8 kilograms)
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