These are three reasons to watch ONE on TNT 3.
ONE on TNT 3 is set for Wednesday, April 21, and will see former UFC fighter John Lineker go for his third win in a row since debuting in ONE Championship. Arguably the least mainstream-stacked card of the ONE on TNT series, this card does have some nice fights if you look past the name value.
Of course, there’s Lineker, who’s trying to prove to the world that the UFC gave up on the Brazillian too early, and at only 30 years old, he has plenty of time to prove that. Though, it will be the 43rd fight of his MMA career.
There will also be some interesting Muay Thai action between two older, veteran, kickboxing icons.
Here are three reasons to watch ONE on TNT 3Two kickboxing legends collide
One of the best things about ONE Championship is that they offer more than just MMA for fans to enjoy. Other sports, like Muay Thai and kickboxing, are featured regularly. So at ONE on TNT 3 on the undercard, Nieky Holzken and John Wayne Parr will meet. The two men are kickboxing legends but will compete in a Muay Thai bout. This isn’t that surprising, as both men have competed in that sport as well, but it’s as kickboxers that both men have cemented their legacies.
Can John Lineker smash his way into title contention?
The signing of John Lineker wasn’t as heralded as that of Sage Northcutt or Eddie Alvarez, but Lineker is doing something that no other UFC transplant has done in ONE Championship; dominate. Currently, the number one ranked bantamweight, Lineker is smashing his way through the division and will have to defeat Troy Worthen on short notice, after original opponent Stephen Loman had to pull out. If Lineker can go 3-0 in ONE Championship, he may find his way into a title fight sooner rather than later.
Who will face Eddie Alvarez at ONE on TNT 4
Eddie Alvarez had a rough night during ONE on TNT 1. ONE Championship president Chatri Sityodtong has already claimed that Alvarez’s DQ loss at the event is under review. Not just that, but Alvarez will get another shot at showing American audiences he still has something left in the tank. The winner of Ok Rae Yoon and Marat Gafurov at ONE on TNT 3 will go on a week later to fight Alvarez. Here’s the kicker, Yoon and Gafurov already fought on April 6, but it wasn’t broadcasted; hence the quick turnaround. The winner of that fight between Yoon and Gafurov will be the number five fighter in the lightweight rankings, and they’ll go on to defend their position against Alvarez on ONE on TNT 4.
ONE on TNT 3 takes place on Wednesday, April 21, live from Singapore. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.