ONE Results: Thanh Le, John Lineker Record Big Finishes
Both Thanh Le and John Lineker scored impressive finishes in the featured bouts at ONE Championship: Lights Out.
Thanh Le made quick work of Garry Tonon and John Lineker stunned Bibiano Fernandes at ONE: Lights Out.
Le retained the featherweight title with a victory over Tonon, while Lineker bested Fernandes for the bantamweight belt.
Both Le and Lineker were among the bonus winners from inside Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Le attacked from the outside, using his lateral movement to keep Tonon from closing the distance. Once the action hit close quarters, however, Tonon dove for the legs and grabbed hold of the defending world champion’s ankle.
While fishing for his signature leg lock submission, the challenger left himself exposed, and Le took advantage. A series of bludgeoning right hands connected for the Vietnamese-American, separating Tonon from his senses just under a minute into the bout.
In the co-main event, Lineker knocked out Fernandes to claim the ONE bantamweight championship. It was a furious start in the first round, with both men trading wild hooks at the center of the Circle. Fernandes mixed it up well, taking Lineker down to the mat after hurting him on the feet.
But “Hands of Stone” was a man on a mission, and in the second round, his unbridled power proved too much for the longtime World Champion to handle. After pushing Fernandes up against the Circle Wall, Lineker connected with a huge left hook that ended matters abruptly.
ONE Championship: Lights Out Results
MMA – Featherweight: Thanh Le def. Garry Tonon via knockout at 0:56 of round one
MMA – Bantamweight: John Lineker def. Bibiano Fernandes via knockout at 3:40 of round two
MMA – Featherweight: Martin Nguyen def. Kirill Gorobets via TKO at 2:18 of round three
Kickboxing – Catchweight (123.80 KG): Iraj Azizpour def. Ismael Londt via knockout at 2:01 of round two
MMA – Strawweight: Adrian Mattheis def. Alex Silva via TKO at 0:05 of round two
Kickboxing – Strawweight: Zhang Peimian def. Josh Tonna via TKO at 2:11 of round two
MMA – Flyweight: Eko Roni Saputra def. Chan Rothana via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:34 of round one
Muay Thai – Strawweight: Iman Barlow def. Daniela Lopez via TKO at 1:39 of round one
Muay Thai – Catchweight (79.55 KG): Liam Nolan def. Kim Kyung Lock via TKO at 1:02 of round one
Kickboxing – Strawweight: Lin Heqin def. Milagros Lopez via unanimous decision