ONE Championship was again at it on Wednesday, April 21, with ONE on TNT III.
3 Issues We Discovered From ONE on TNT III
The five-bout card for the third installment of their U.S. primetime occasion collection featured contender’s matchups throughout a number of divisions, and the athletes took benefit of the platform to make their particular person circumstances.
Who made probably the most noise? Following one other evening from the Singapore Indoor Stadium, listed below are three issues we discovered from ONE on TNT III.
John Lineker Does It Once more
John “Arms of Stone” Lineker is understood for his punishing physique work and immense energy. In the primary occasion of ONE on TNT III, he continued to show-off that fan-pleasing model with a first-round knockout over “Fairly Boy” Troy Worthen.
Lineker marched ahead constantly digging proper and left hooks into the physique. One way or the other, Worthen ate them and stayed within the pocket. Nevertheless, that physique work compelled him to drop his arms over the course of the primary spherical. Lastly, Lineker went up prime and dropped him earlier than ending it off with one remaining shot on the bottom.
Now, Lineker’s title shot is simple.
There will not be a extra thrilling matchup in 2021 remaining than Lineker vs. Bibiano Fernandes. The Brazilian vs. Brazilian conflict is one for the ages.
Okay Rae Yoon Jumps Into Rivalry
South Korea’s Okay Rae Yoon made his ONE debut at ONE on TNT III in opposition to #5-ranked light-weight contender Marat “Cobra” Gafurov. That, in itself, was an enormous solution to be launched into the division.
Nevertheless, previous to ONE on TNT III, the group made it clear the winner would get a shot at Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez at ONE on TNT IV. Following a wonderful three-round displaying in Singapore, Okay has earned that spot.
In a matter of weeks, Okay might go from promotional newcomer to ONE Light-weight World Championship title contender.
Ought to the South Korean defeat Gafurov and Alvarez back-to-back, at the side of Christian “The Warrior” Lee holding wins over the remainder of the ranked contenders, ONE could be hard-pressed to not give him that shot.
Wakamatsu Might Be Subsequent For Moraes
Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes has an inventory of contenders ready for his or her shot, however after his unanimous determination win at ONE on TNT III, Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu could also be on the prime of the checklist.
Whereas he’s not the top-ranked contender, no different contender within the flyweight division has as lengthy of a profitable streak than Wakamatsu. The Japanese star picked-up his fourth win with a unanimous determination over Reece “Lightning” McLaren within the co-main occasion.
Wakamatsu has proven a variety of enchancment over the course of his profitable streak which ought to give loads of motive that he can cope with the king of the division.
Given Wakamatsu and Moraes’ current victories got here on the TNT platform, it is smart that it could be the subsequent matchup, and there’s no query he has earned that proper.
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