3 Reasons Why You Wouldn’t Want to Miss ONE Fight Night 7: Lineker vs. Andrade II on 24 February

Published 02/21/2023, 2:35 AM EST

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ONE Fight Night 7: Lineker vs. Andrade II on Prime Video is stacked with talent, and some of the promotion’s most entertaining warriors are ready to deliver a night full of barnburner fights. Broadcasting live on American primetime this Friday, February 24, the bill will play host to a number of interesting battles ranging from MMA, Muay Thai, kickboxing, and submission grappling.

With less than a week until the action goes down, let’s take a closer look at why ONE Fight Night 7 is sure to produce fireworks inside the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.


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#1 A Heated Bantamweight World Title Rematch

In the main event, former divisional kingpin John “Hands of Stone” Lineker and top-ranked contender Fabricio “Wonder Boy” Andrade collide for the vacant 26-pound ONE Bantamweight World Title.The bitter rivalry unfolded in the lead-up to ONE on Prime Video 3 last October, with both men trading barbs at one another during several interviews.

 When they cross paths inside the Circle, however, the match ended in a disappointing no contest when Andrade delivered an accidental low blow midway through the third stanza – just moments after “Hands of Stone” appeared to be almost down and out.


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There’s been no love lost between the two in the lead-up to their rematch, with both men eager to prove a point and return home with the ONE gold. With that, fans can expect another classic battle between these two knockout artists this Friday.

#2 The Best Of Submission Grappling On Display 

Submission grappling fans will undoubtedly be in for a treat when ONE Fight Night 7 gets underway. Once again, the biggest names from the discipline will look to impress with their pace, energy, and intelligence on the canvas inside the Thai capital.

In the lead card, Norwegian star Tommy Langaker faces off versus multiple-time Sambo World Champion Uali Kurzhev. The BJJ black belt enters this bout following an impressive submission win over Renato Canuto at ONE 160 last year. Another strong showing this week could see him get a shot at ONE Lightweight Submission Grappling World Champion Kade Ruotolo.

Meanwhile, Danielle Kelly will aim to position herself as the frontrunner for an inaugural atomweight submission grappling world title when she meets Ayaka “Zombie” Miura on the main card.


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#3 A Guaranteed Striking Fiesta

Three battles on this stacked bill will certainly warm fans up for what they can expect in the main event showdown in Bangkok — an end-to-end stand-up battle. ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Title Tawanchai PK.Saenchai is fired up to prove that he’s the best in the business when he defends his throne versus veteran Dagestani-born fighter Jamal Yusupov in the co-main event.

The Thai carries immense firepower, but he’ll have to get past a very tricky test in the form of Yusupov. Additionally, four kickboxing talents will open up the night’s main card.


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Romanian tank Andrei Stoica meets Francesko Xhaja in a light heavyweight tussle, while Thai superstar Saemapetch Fairtex and Chinese hero Zhang Chenglong go to war in a bantamweight tussle.


Written by:

Souvik Roy


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Souvik Roy is currently a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. An avid UFC follower, Souvik combined his love for the sport and his passion for words to turn his interest into his Livelihood. A Diploma holder in Electrical Engineering, Souvik has worked as a Freelance Link Builder and Content Writer previously and wrote for various clients and businesses.
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Rohini Kottu