Early in 2023, John Lineker and Fabricio Andrade will square off for the ONE bantamweight championship after their last clash was marred by drama. An unintentional knee to the groin suffered by Lineker during their first encounter at One on Prime Video 3 made him unable to compete, and the match was declared a no-contest.
The contest for the bantamweight championship will be shown live on ONE on Prime Video 7 on February 10 at the Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia, according to promotional officials.
The One bantamweight title is currently unoccupied. Lineker was stripped of the gold strap after failing to make weight by barely 0.75 pounds before the contest.
After a lengthy tenure with the UFC, Lineker joined ONE and has since gone undefeated. At ONE Championship: Lights Out in March, the 32-year-old won the bantamweight division by knocking out Bibiano Fernandes in the second round.
Before the no-contest, Andrade had won seven straight matches. He has a perfect 5-0 record under the One flag, winning each of his matches within the mark. Since starting his professional career in 2014, the 25-year-old Brazilian has an 8-2 record. In the first encounter, Andrade appeared to be heading for the championship after inflicting damage on Lineker until the unintentional fight-ending blow landed.