Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Mixed Martial Arts

Lineker rises to top of ONE Bantamweight ladder after KO of Belingon

Over the past couple of weeks, there has been a tremendous movement in the ONE Championship Official Athlete Rankings, with major shakeups at bantamweight and lightweight.

Mixed martial arts veteran John “Hands of Stone” Lineker of Brazil scored a massive victory over former no. 1 contender Kevin Belingon at ONE: Inside The Matrix III last November 13 to take the top spot at bantamweight.

Belingon, on the other hand, fell to the no. 3, just behind Japan’s Shoko Sato.

“Being ranked number one makes me feel like a champion, but I am still not the owner of the belt. It feels great but my work isn’t finished. I won’t stop until I have that belt. I am coming for Bibiano Fernandes. That fight is what interests me. I will work hard and you can expect to see me victorious,” said Lineker, who is 31-9 in his career.

“If it is God’s plan, I will very soon be the ONE World Champion.”

The lightweight division also saw a huge shakeup in its ranks.

Russian powerhouse Timofey Nastyukhin and Japanese legend Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki both move up a notch to claim the no. 3 and 4 spots respectively.

Former ranked athlete Pieter Buist exits the Top Five as Lowen Tynanes climbed to the top five.

#ReadMore  Kevin Belingon puts it all on the line against Martin Nguyen
Written By

You May Also Like

Mixed Martial Arts

Former ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki shares a competitive history with Team Lakay, having faced and beaten Eduard “Landslide” Folayang and...

Mixed Martial Arts

The careers of Eduard Folayang and Shinya Aoki will always be intertwined. And the two have become more than rivals, becoming friends. So just...

Mixed Martial Arts

A victory continues to elude former ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon. Belingon was stopped by rising Korean athlete Kim Jae Woong during ONE...

Mixed Martial Arts

To say that Kevin Belingon’s palate longs for the sapidity of sweet victory is a massive understatement. The 35-year-old native of Kiangan, Benguet finds...

Mixed Martial Arts

Team Lakay’s Kevin Belingon has better insight than most with regard to a pivotal bantamweight clash slated at ONE on Prime Video 4 in...

Mixed Martial Arts

Another prominent name from the well-entrenched Philippine mixed martial arts scene will be gracing the highly-anticipated ONE on Prime Video 4 on November 19...

Mixed Martial Arts

While all eyes will be on the showdown between ONE Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan and ONE Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable”...

Mixed Martial Arts

There’s a new king in ONE Championship’s bantamweight division, and it looks like he’s going to have an interesting reign. John “Hands of Stone”...