John Lineker entered this fight with a record of 29-8-0 (59% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.7 bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Cody Garbrandt) but he comes off the loss against TJ Dillashaw (=Dillashaw vs Lineker); before this bout he had beat John Dodson (=Lineker vs Dodson).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Marlon Vera, has a mma record of 10-3-1 (80% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.13 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Davey Grant last year but then he has beat Ning Guangyou, Brad Pickett and Brian Kelleher. Lineker vs Vera is on the undercard of Derek Brunson vs Lyoto Machida – UFC Fight Night 119. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 119: Brunson vs. Machida
Where: Ginasio do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
UFC Fight Night 119 fight card (main fights):
Derek Brunson vs Lyoto Machida
Demian Maia vs Colby Covington
Pedro Munhoz vs Rob Font
Jim Miller vs Francisco Trinaldo
Thiago Santos vs Jack Hermansson
John Lineker vs Marlon Vera
Deiveson Figueiredo vs Jarred Brooks
Lineker’s previous fight: TJ Dillashaw vs John Lineker
Lineker’s next fight: John Lineker vs Brian Kelleher
Lineker vs Vera Fight Video:
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