Ajax loader

Br

Pro MMA Record

"Hands of Stone"

32-9-0

John Lineker

John "Hands of Stone" Lineker

Fighter Details

  • Name: John Lineker
  • Pro MMA Record: 32-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Hands of Stone
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 30 | Date of Birth: 1990.01.01
  • Last Fight: October 25, 2019 in ONE
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Ocimar Costa Jiu Jitsu
  • Height: 5'3" (160cm) | Reach: 67.0" (170cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $462,700 USD
  • Born: Paranagua, Parana, Brazil
  • Fighting out of: Paranagua, Parana, Brazil
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Fighting for a major organization has made John Lineker ineligible for regional rankings.

Gyms & Affiliations

Wiki

John Lineker Wiki Update Wiki

John Lineker is a Brazilian flyweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He is a veteran of Shooto Brazil, Jungle Fight and the UFC. He has held bantamweight titles in Nitrix Fights Grand Prix and Jungle Fight. Although he has six losses on his record, five of them came when he took eleven fights in the first fifteen months of his career. Of his twenty three wins, fourteen have been finishes including eleven T/KOs. Before his debut in the UFC, he was riding a thirteen fight win streak. John has missed weight for three of his UFC fights. He came in at 127 pounds for his debut against Louis Gaudinot, 129 pounds against Jose Maria, and 128 pounds against Phil Harris.


Lineker began his career fighting on the regional circuit in his native Brazil. After a rocky 6-5 start, he would go on a three year, thirteen fight win streak which earned him a spot in the UFC. He was tapped as one of the initial members of the UFC's flyweight division. He would make his promotional debut against TUF 14 competitor, Louis Gaudinot, in what would go on to earn 'Fight of the Night' honors. Lineker and Gaudinot spent many various moments throughout the fight in wild punching exchanges, until Gaudinot choked the Brazilian to sleep in the second round with a guillotine. Lineker would get back to his winning ways by winning three straight over Yasuhiro Urushitani, Azamat Gashimov and Jose Maria Tome proving that he could be a force in the flyweight division. 


John took on Phil Harris at UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England and was able to dispatch the Brit in the first round to earn a TKO victory.. This was his fourth UFC fight in less than a year. Lineker again missed weight for this fight marking the second consecutive and third overall UFC fight that he has not made weight. It is unclear what, if any, the consequences will be for his repeated weight misses. He  would take on Ali Bagautinov at UFC 169 in what was likely to be a number one contender fight. He would lose to the Russian by unanimous decision.


Lineker bounce back with a TKO over Alp Ozkilic in the third round. He would follow that up with an upset over Ian McCall picking up the Unanimous Decision at UFC 183. Lineker would miss weight for the fourth time against McCall prompting Dana White to say that Lineker will never fight at flyweight again he will have to move up to bantamweight.

Last updated 02.06.2015, 8:11 AM ET
Wiki Contributors:

John Lineker News View All

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images A potential bantamweight title sh... (2020-06-06 10:00:00 -0400)
Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images A detailed breakdown of the position-by-positio... (2020-06-05 10:00:00 -0400)
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images The UFC has added a top-quality bantamweight bo... (2020-05-21 17:30:00 -0400)
Bibiano Fernandes has only lost once since joining the ONE Championship in 2012. | ON... (2020-05-21 17:00:00 -0400)
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A bantamweight showdown between Aljamain Sterling and Cor... (2020-05-21 13:30:00 -0400)
ONE Championship bantamweight titleholder Bibiano Fernandes is ready for a new challenge.... (2020-05-20 17:37:30 -0400)
  • The Athletic : Q&A: Former UFC fighter Clay Collard ‘here to entertain’ in the boxing ring
  • The Athletic : MMA Mailbag: What’s next for Jorge Masvidal, Max Holloway after UFC 251 losses?
  • MMAFighting.com : Randy Costa vs. Journey Newson on tap for UFC event on Sept. 26
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Cody Stamann honoring brother every day by living ‘absolute best life that I can’
  • MMAFighting.com : Jared Gooden vs. Trent McCown welterweight bout headlines Titan FC 62 on July 23
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: UFC 252 promo released for Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier 3
  • MMA Weekly : Razak Alhassan opens up on being falsely accused of rape: ‘Hope God takes revenge’
  • MMAFighting.com : Elizeu Zaleski rips UFC 251 judges, hopes UFC does ‘something’ about his controversial loss
  • MMAFighting.com : Report: UFC 251 sells roughly 1.3 million buys, biggest card since Khabib vs. Conor; Jorge Masvidal reacts
  • MMAFighting.com : Report: UFC 251 sells approximately 1.3 million buys, biggest card since Khabib vs. Conor
  • MMAFighting.com : Montana De La Rosa vs. Maryna Moroz booked for Sept. 5 UFC card
  • The Athletic : Sources: UFC 251 generates around 1.3 million PPV buys, most since 2018
  • MMAFighting.com : Abdul Razak Alhassan contemplated suicide following sexual assault allegations
  • The Athletic : Volkanovski vs. Holloway 2: A round-by-round breakdown to see who really won
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Anderson Silva cleared to train 10 weeks after knee surgery
  • MMAFighting.com : Jared Gordon loses all his coaches due to COVID-19 testing so Paul Felder will leave broadcast booth to corner him
  • MMAFighting.com : Jared Gordon loses all his coaches due to COVID-19 testing, so Paul Felder will leave broadcast booth to corner him
  • UFC.com : Fighters On The Rise: July 18 Edition
  • MMA Weekly : Deiveson Figueiredo cleared to fly to Abu Dhabi for UFC flyweight championship fight
  • UFC.com : The Continued Evolution of Molly McCann