“He’s been on a successful roll” – Jackie Buntan believes Fabricio Andrade can carry his momentum into world title win
Jackie Buntan is picking challenger Fabricio Andrade over bantamweight king John Lineker ahead of their showdown at ONE on Prime Video 3 this Friday. The two elite bantamweights will collide with Lineker’s title on the line in the event’s headliner.
Filipina-American Muay Thai expert Jackie Buntan recently discussed this main event bout in an interview with ONE Championship, saying:
“Fabricio Andrade looks like he’s been on a successful roll. I think he can take the win in this one.”
‘Wonder Boy’ Andrade has been on an impressive run in ONE Championship. The 25-year-old Brazilian is on a seven-fight win streak in MMA, with five of those coming in the circle. Andrade’s last three victories all came via first-round knockouts.
John Lineker, meanwhile, is a heavy-handed veteran striker from Brazil. Earlier this year, ‘Hands of Stone’ took the ONE bantamweight world championship via knockout against Bibiano Fernanes. Lineker plans on successfully defending his world title for the first time at ONE on Prime Video 3.
Like both men, Jackie Buntan was also looking unstoppable in ONE Championship, recording three consecutive victories en route to a world title shot. However, she lost a decision to 17-year-old Swedish striker Smilla Sundell.
Buntan will be looking for a comeback in 2023 to work towards a Muay Thai world championship.
Fabricio Andrade’s impressive win streak
Like most, Muay Thai fighter Jackie Buntan has been impressed with Fabricio Andrade’s win streak, and for good reason. The Tiger Muay Thai-trained fighter has put together a strong string of successes in recent times.
In his latest outing, the 25-year-old defeated Kwon Won Il via first-round knockout. Kwon was on a three-fight KO/TKO win streak before the loss.
Prior to that, Andrade stopped Jeremy Pacatiw in the first round, marking his first-ever loss knockout loss. Before that, Kaiwen Li’s four-fight win streak was quickly snapped by ‘Wonder Boy’.
The surging Brazilian striker is proud of his abilities and says that he is only getting better. In an interview with ONE Championship, he explained:
“I believe I’m entering my peak – not only as a fighter, but also outside the cage. The way I’ve been behaving, the discipline I’ve been having in relation to diet, the mental part and training. Everything I’ve done has shown that I’m 100 percent focused on being the best version of myself.”
Fabricio Andrade will have a chance to prove himself to the combat sports world in the main event of ONE on Prime Video 3.