UFC Fight Night 30: John Lineker Finishes Phil Harris

By Jeremy Green
John Lineker UFC
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John Lineker was looking to make a statement against Phil Harris on UFC Fight Night 30. He needed an impressive win as he missed weight by three pounds, which has happened in the past. Despite missing weight, Lineker was able to get the TKO finish in the first round. Lineker displayed some brutal body shots, forcing Harris to the canvas and unable to continue.

He is now on a four-fight winning streak, and he is a force to be reckoned with in the flyweight division — that is to say if he can make the weight limit, which doesn’t seem to be a cakewalk by any means for Lineker. In fact, he may even have to fight in the bantamweight division. Hopefully, Lineker can get help from a true diet professional such as Mike Dolce, to help him get down to the flyweight division, as he can knock out any man if he lands flush.

Currently, Demetrious Johnson holds the flyweight belt and is set to defend it against Joseph Benavidez, but Lineker could fight for a title, especially if he can show he can make the weight. A great bout for him next would be against John Dodson, who is also one of the most powerful punchers in the division.

Both would put on an exciting fight for the fans, and the winner would be next in line to challenge for the belt. For Lineker, he proved tonight that he’s one of the most powerful punchers in all of the lighter weight classes and he will look to put on exciting fights for the fans.

Jeremy Green is a MMA and NFL contributor at RantSports. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus.

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