After knocking out Troy Worthen at ONE on TNT 3, John Lineker feels he’s ready to be a champion
John Lineker now improves to 3-0 in ONE Championship and has certainly made his case for a shot at Bibiano Fernandes and the ONE bantamweight title, scoring a late, first-round knockout of Troy Worthen in the main event of ONE on TNT 3.
“I came here to be a champ,” Lineker said in his post-fight interview (via translation). “I want Bibiano. I know I am better than him.”
John Lineker 🇧🇷 remains your top bantamweight contender with a THUNDEROUS KO of Troy Worthen! @johnlineker @tntdrama @BleacherReport @BR_MMA @brlive #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship #ONEonTNT3 pic.twitter.com/DDLzTD4oND
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) April 22, 2021
John Lineker says he wants Bibiano Fernandes following KO of Troy Worthen at ONE on TNT 3
Lineker came out aggressive and throwing power shots right away, mostly targeting body shots.
Worthen attempted to use a kick-heavy offense, though he briefly did stun Lineker with a left hand. Lineker, however, continued to press forward and throw with leather, keeping Worthen’s back near the cage.
Lineker, however, put things away with a single right hand with 25 seconds left in the first.
ONE on TNT 3 takes place on Wednesday, April 21, live from Singapore. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.