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Jungle Fight Bantamweight Champion John Lineker signed by the UFC, set to compete at flyweight

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The UFC is going all-out in establishing their newly-announced flyweight division.

That's because Tatame.com reports that Brazilian bruiser John "Mão de Pedra" Lineker (19-5), who captured the Jungle Fight 61 kg. title in September with a split decision over Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Brazil hopeful Ilarde Sabino Belo dos Santos, has been signed by the world's largest fight promotion and will compete at 125-pounds.

Lineker, 20, joins the UFC in the midst of a fantastic 13-fight winning streak. Seven of those have come in in 2011 alone.

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Post #1   12/14/11 10:12:12PM   

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Seems like a solid fighter.

Post #2   12/15/11 12:55:14AM   

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Very nice pickup for flyweights. He can make some serious noise in that division

Post #3   12/15/11 1:36:20PM   

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I expect big things from this guy. Jungle Fights has actually produced some really solid guys who've made it to the UFC.

Post #4   12/15/11 7:35:26PM