No Lineker, No Problem: UFC Fight Night 154 Promises Serious Striking Action

The UFC takes plenty of guff for lackluster cards, especially those outside the pay-per-view tentpoles. So it’s only fair, then, that they receive credit when they engineer an event that looks more than worth a viewer’s time…

The UFC takes plenty of guff for lackluster cards, especially those outside the pay-per-view tentpoles. So it’s only fair, then, that they receive credit when they engineer an event that looks more than worth a viewer’s time…

John Lineker Out Of UFC Greenville Fight Against Rob Font

John Lineker will not step in on short-notice after all. The Brazilian had been campaigning for a fight, and after Cody Stamann was forced to withdraw, Lineker took his place. But, the night before weigh-ins, as John Lineker was working out, he cut him…

John Lineker will not step in on short-notice after all. The Brazilian had been campaigning for a fight, and after Cody Stamann was forced to withdraw, Lineker took his place. But, the night before weigh-ins, as John Lineker was working out, he cut himself above the eyebrow which resulted in him not being able to […]

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John Lineker Pulls Out Of UFC Greenville Rematch With Rob Font

Bantamweight contender John Lineker has pulled out of his UFC Greenville rematch with Rob Font this weekend due to an undisclosed reason. The news was first reported by MMA Junkie, citing two sources who informed them of the development on early Friday morning. With the UFC yet to officially announce the news, the two sources […]

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Bantamweight contender John Lineker has pulled out of his UFC Greenville rematch with Rob Font this weekend due to an undisclosed reason.

The news was first reported by MMA Junkie, citing two sources who informed them of the development on early Friday morning. With the UFC yet to officially announce the news, the two sources had asked for anonymity.

Lineker stepped in as a short-notice replacement for Cody Stamann to take on Font. Serving as the card’s co-main event, it would have been a rematch of their 2016 meeting which saw Lineker emerge victorious via unanimous decision.

However, that will no longer be the case. With weigh-ins taking place later on in the day, it is unlikely the UFC will be able to land another short-notice opponent for Font. Font’s management company Top Game Management also declined to comment when reached by MMA Junkie.

It serves as a blow not only for the card and Font, but Lineker as well. “Hands of Stone” recently made a plea to the UFC to book him in more fights or release him as he was struggling to make ends meet. It’s possible that having taken the fight on short notice, the Brazilian was unable to make the weight. However, nothing is known as of yet.

UFC Greenville takes place Saturday at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The event will be headlined by a featherweight tilt between Renato Moicano and Chan Sung Jung. There is no word on which fight will now serve as the co-main event.

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UFC Fight Night 154 Staff Picks: Predictions for Moicano vs. Korean Zombie

The UFC is headed a bit off the beaten path to Greenville, South Carolina for Fight Night 154. Wether fight fans are trekking from Charlotte, Atlanta or anywhere in between, those …

The UFC is headed a bit off the beaten path to Greenville, South Carolina for Fight Night 154. Wether fight fans are trekking from Charlotte, Atlanta or anywhere in between, those …

John Lineker Has New Plans for Rob Font

John Lineker holds a victory over Rob Font back in 2016 in what was a clear-cut unanimous decision after overwhelming Font with forward pressure, cage-cutting, and overwhelming him with the hook bombs that only Lineker can launch. But that was three ye…

John Lineker holds a victory over Rob Font back in 2016 in what was a clear-cut unanimous decision after overwhelming Font with forward pressure, cage-cutting, and overwhelming him with the hook bombs that only Lineker can launch. But that was three years ago, and Lineker is well aware of that, which is why even though […]

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Rob Font Admits Giving Up in First John Lineker Fight

Rob Font will have a chance at redemption when he faces John Linker for the second time at UFC Greenville this Saturday. Font lost the first encounter by unanimous decision in 2016. In an interview with Bloody Elbow, Font shared what he learned from th…

Rob Font will have a chance at redemption when he faces John Linker for the second time at UFC Greenville this Saturday. Font lost the first encounter by unanimous decision in 2016. In an interview with Bloody Elbow, Font shared what he learned from that experience in Curitiba, Brazil: “I’ve learned, probably after that Lineker […]

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