Most Violent Man in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) returns to the airwaves tonight (Wednesday, April 21, 2021) when former UFC bantamweight contender John Lineker takes on Troy Worthen in the latest ONE card. Championship on TNT.
Octagon veteran Yoshihiro Akiyama and GP runner-up Rizin Amir Aliakbari were also due to appear in separate fights, but their absence leaves ONE with another two-fight main card, which opens with a clash between long-standing veterans. flyweight date Reece McLaren and Yuya Wakamatsu. .
The Undercard notably sees striking legends Nieky Holzken and John Wayne Parr battling a grabbed weight, as well as a lightweight bout between Marat Gafurov and Ok Rae Yoon that will send the winner into a bout with Eddie Alvarez.
John Lineker vs. Troy Worthen – Lineker defeats. Worthen by KO (punches) at 4:35 of the first round (LOOK HERE!)
Reece McLaren vs. Yuya Wakamatsu – Wakamatsu beats. McLaren by unanimous decision
Nieky Holzken vs. John Wayne Parr (Muay Thai) – Holzken beats. Parr by TKO (header) at 1:23 of the second round
Marat Gafurov vs. Ok Rae Yoon – Ok def. Gafurov by unanimous decision
Ryuto Sawada vs. Miao Li Tao – Miao def. Sawada by unanimous decision
Bantamweight: John Lineker vs. Troy Worthy
First round: Lineker immediately advances, pulling body shots. The low kick connects. Another burst on the fence. A low blow interrupts the action. Worthen fires shots, eats body shots. One minute in it. Worthen tries a header, eats another just downstairs. Lineker tries to lead with an uppercut, then crushes it with a left hook. The left counter unbalances Lineker. Worthen’s low kick, eats nasty hooks on the fence before the Brazilian binds. Two minutes. More shots after their separation. Left hook upstairs. Worthen gets shot occasionally but Lineker goes through it all. There are two minutes left.
Hook from right to left from above. Worthen shoots, denied. Overhand right once more. A low kick hits Worthen as he is off balance. Another body shot from Lineker. One minute to go. They trade in the center, Lineker on top. Worthen connects with a left cross and is quickly demolished with a straight right in return. One more on the ground turns off the lights.
Final result: Lineker beats. Worthen by KO (punches)
Flyweight: Reece McLaren vs. Yuya Wakamatsu
Round one: Wakamatsu comes out aggressive, denies a reactive withdrawal, and responds with an elbow. Another blow was refused and Wakamatsu tripped him over the mat in return. At the top of the guard. Half-guard two minutes later. Wakamatsu dodges a leglock and lets go, then cracks it with a pair of right hands. Cut to the right in an attempt to remove Wakamatsu. Pressing him against the fence two minutes from time.
McLaren backs up and looks for their own takedown, then the official stream dies on me. When he returns, McLaren is on a mount dropping bombs, then takes the back in the dying seconds. McLaren in the lead.
Round two: McLaren attempts a header early. Wakamatsu low kick, McLaren body kick. McLaren dodges an uppercut as he shoots, eats elbows as he runs pips and takes back. He switches to an armband, loses it, and eats the right hands of a standing Wakamatsu for a minute. Back to the feet and they swap knees. Wakamatsu’s elbow at the break, then 3-2. McLaren dodges a left hook for a shot. Knee from Wakamatsu as he defends two minutes. McLaren hits a smooth back transition. Wakamatsu takes guard, is almost swept back, then manages to get up and part ways with two minutes remaining.
Wakamatsu fills in another indentation. Head directly from Wakamatsu. McLaren shoots under a jab, denied, tries the same with a left hook, denied again. They split up a minute from the end. McLaren shoots again, denied. The right hand breathes and they tie up. Wakamatsu is pretty much evened at this point, but it’s close.
Round three: The first right hands land for Wakamatsu, who must fight against a shot at the right time. Browne elbow. One minute later. He manages to defend himself and separate. The low kick connects. They exchange kicks two minutes later. McLaren looks for a single leg, eats hard elbows before Wakamatsu relaxes. Another strong stretch. There are two minutes left.
Wakamatsu Browne Elbows. One minute to go. They are separating. Kick Wakamatsu in the head, another good spread and a few knees with it. Punches also before they come back within range. Wakamatsu projects heat up to the bell. Should be a UD for Wakamatsu.
Final result: Wakamatsu defeats. McLaren by unanimous decision
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