Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Fernandes vs Lineker?
John Lineker beat Bibiano Fernandes by , during the co-main event of ONE Championship, on Friday 11th March 2022 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner John Lineker.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the One Championship bantamweight championship.
Fernandes vs Lineker stats
Bibiano Fernandes stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
John Lineker made his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Lineker had a massive power advantage over Fernandes, boosting at 45% knock out percentage over Fernandes' 8%.
Bibiano Fernandes was the older man by 10 years, at 42 years old.
Fernandes had a height advantage of 4 inches over Lineker.
Fernandes was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 less fights, and made his debut in 2004, 17 year and 9 months later than Lineker, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 29 less professional rounds, 72 to Lineker's 101.
Fernandes vs Lineker form
Lineker had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Troy Worthen at ONE on TNT 3 on 21st April 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had beat Kevin Belingon at ONE Championship – Inside the Matrix 3 on 13th November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Going into that contest, he had won against Muin Gafurov at ONE Championship – Dawn of Valor on 25th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Before that, he had been beaten by Cory Sandhagen at UFC on ESPN+ 8 on 27th April 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at BB&T Center, Sunrise, United States.
He had beat Brian Kelleher at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Fernandes' last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Lineker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.