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ONE: Lineker unseats Belingon as top bantam contender

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 08:34 PM December 09, 2020
Kevin Belingon’s loss to former UFC veteran John Lineker

Kevin Belingon’s vs UFC veteran John Lineker. ONE CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Kevin Belingon’s loss to former UFC veteran John Lineker last month led to a major shakeup in the latest bantamweight ONE rankings.

Belingon came into his clash with Lineker as the top contender to challenge his longtime rival and reigning bantamweight king Bibiano Fernandes.

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But the situation has changed since as Lineker climbed three spots and unseated Belingon as the No. 1 challenger to Fernandes’ throne.

Lineker (33-9) shook things up after stopping the Team Lakay star and ex-world champion in the second round of their showdown last month in Singapore.

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Belingon (20-8), losers of three straight fights, slipped to No. 3.

Japan’s Shoko Sato remained in the second spot while Russia’s Yusup Saadulaev and Japan’s Shuya Kamikubo slid to No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

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TAGS: bantamweight, Bibiano Fernandes, John Lineker, Kevin Belingon, MMA, One Championship, rankings
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