John Lineker knocks out Bibiano Fernandes!
It was a left hook from the UFC veteran that did the damage at ONE: ‘Lights Out’:
You could hear that through the screen ???? @johnlineker ???????? knocks out Bibiano Fernandes with a left-handed HAMMER in Round 2 to become the new ONE bantamweight king! ???? #ONELightsOut pic.twitter.com/WNRe1lR0FS
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 11, 2022
Fernandes had dropped Lineker with a left hook of his own in the opening round. But the challenger was doing more damage and the champion’s face was badly marked up by the time the second stanza started.
There is no quit in Fernandes and he elected to stay in the pocket and trade punches with Lineker. But he paid a heavy price with that left hook instantly ending the fight and finishing his reign as a bantamweight champion.
The king is dead. Long live the king!