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Full fight video and pictures: John Lineker kicks off his ONE Championship Career with a win

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), once again put together a memorable evening at the Istora Senayan in Indonesia’s bustling capital city of Jakarta. ONE: DAWN OF VALOR saw the absolute best in global martial arts talent showcase their skills inside the ONE Circle.

ONE Championship newcomer John “Hands of Stone” Lineker of Brazil made a successful promotional debut, pulling out a close points victory over opponent Muin “Tajik” Gafurov of Tajikistan. Lineker stayed true to form and was dangerous early with his lightning quick and powerful punches. Gafurov would try his best to defend, and showed incredible heart and chin in doing so. “Tajik” also scored on a handful of takedowns to his credit. But Lineker’s power was too much as he proved to be the stronger of the two athletes. In the end, all three judges awarded the victory to Lineker to win by unanimous decision.

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