After failing to make weight on Thursday, John Lineker lost his ONE Championship bantamweight belt.
Lineker’s ONE on Prime Video 3 main event against Fabricio Andrade was canceled because he failed to make weight on both of his weigh-in attempts, with the latter coming in at 145.75 pounds.
Andrade still has a chance to become the next ONE bantamweight champion if he defeats Lineker in their scheduled bout on March 2. Lineker will be fined 20% of his purse for the incident.
In March, Lineker knocked out longtime champion Bibiano Fernandes and became the new bantamweight champion. This is a terrible turn of events for him.
Lineker, a UFC veteran of seven years, made his ONE Championship debut in October of this year and has gone undefeated in his five bouts since. He has won three times either knockout or technical knockout.