Kim Jae-woong (30) missed victory right in front of his eyes in a head-to-head match against the mixed martial arts World Class at the ONE Championship, Asia’s largest organization.
‘ONE Fight Night 13’ was held on the 5th at Lumpini Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand (capacity: 5,000). Former One Championship featherweight official ranking No. 1 Kim Jae-woong was knocked out by former bantamweight champion John Lineker (33, Brazil) with a left hook followed by a ground strike.
In a 5-minute × 3-round match, it was a loss at 4 minutes and 56 seconds of the 3rd round, that is, with 4 seconds left before the end. The One Championship official website acknowledged that Kim Jae-woong was on the verge of victory, saying, “Lineker succeeded in a drama-like reversal at the end thanks to his unique Hands of Stone.”
ONE Fight Night 13 was a one-championship competition that aligned the main card schedule so that it could be watched live on the global OTT service ‘Amazon Prime Video’ from 8:00 pm on the 4th in New York, USA.
Lineker had an impressive career in the UFC from 2012 to 2019, including flyweight title fight semifinals and bantamweight top four. Even after his One Championship move, he held the top bantamweight title by March 2022 with four straight wins in his debut.
Kim Jae-woong pushed a world-class mixed martial arts fighter to the brink of defeat in a match broadcast live in Korea through ‘Coupang Play’, but was one point short of victory. It is also regrettable that the matchup between the two was originally at bantamweight, but Lineker exceeded the standard weight by about 4.1%.
One Championship pays 25% of Lineker’s match fee to Kim Jae-woong, who accepted the match against an opponent who failed to lose weight without rejecting it. It would have been great if they had even won, but they suffered a come-from-behind defeat that could not be compensated with financial compensation.
The One Championship official website said, “Kim Jae-woong in the 1st and 2nd rounds collided hard. He was the third round to be confident in his strike-based attack power,” he explained, explaining the performance advantage of Line Cursion.
If Lineker’s nickname is stone fist, Jaewoong Kim also boasts a 100% (4/4) KO win rate in major mixed martial arts tournaments. The One Championship website analyzed, “Jae-woong Kim has been preparing to drag the former bantamweight champion down into the deep sea of the ground, but he has not done any real damage.”
Kim Jae-woong came out with a takedown as a surprise card. Lineker also didn’t ignore the opponent’s grappling, saying, “The wrestling defense is good” ahead of this tournament, but it was clear that he was caught off guard.토토사이트
However, as pointed out on the One Championship website, Kim Jae-woong could not use threatening choking or joint techniques to Lineker or lose more of his stamina in situations on the ground. This is one of the reasons for allowing a come-from-behind defeat in the last minute.