By The Numbers: John Lineker vs. Troy Worthen

By: Brian Knapp
Apr 20, 2021
One Championship has placed a career-altering opportunity in front of Troy Worthen.

The Sanford MMA prospect will challenge Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran John Lineker in the One on TNT 3 main event on Wednesday at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. Worthen started his mixed martial arts career with seven consecutive victories but finds himself on the rebound following a unanimous decision loss to Yusup Saadulaev at One Championship “Collision Course” on Dec. 18. Lineker, meanwhile, improved to 2-0 under the One Championship banner in October, as the former Jungle Fight titleholder put away Kevin Belingon with punches in the second round of their “Inside the Matrix 3” encounter.

As Worthen and Lineker make final preparations for their three-round clash, a look at some of the numbers that have accompanied them to this point:

30: Years of age for Lineker, who was born on June 12, 1990 in Paranagua, Brazil.

4: Lineker wins by submission, accounting for 12% of his career total (33). His methods of choice: three rear-naked chokes and one guillotine choke. Lineker owns 15 other victories by knockout or technical knockout, 13 by decision and one by disqualification.

.682: Winning percentage between the nine men—Cory Sandhagen, T.J. Dillashaw, Ali Bagautinov, Louis Gaudinot, Rafael Silva , Andre Luis de Souza, Erick da Silva, Felipe Arantes and Nelson Velasques—who have beaten Lineker. They hold a combined record of 148-68-1.

6: Countries in which Lineker has competed as a mixed martial artist. They are Brazil, the United States, China, England, Indonesia and Singapore.

8: First-round finishes on the Lineker resume. His list of victims includes Michael McDonald, Francisco Rivera and Phil Harris.

28: Years of age for Worthen, who was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 11, 1993.

3: Worthen wins by knockout or technical knockout, accounting for 43% of his career total (seven). He owns one other victory by submission and three more by decision.

63: Seconds needed for Worthen to punch out Jason Valle at a Combat Night event on April 7, 2018. Having occurred in just his third professional assignment, it remains the Floridian’s fastest finish to date.

47: Victories between the seven men—Valle, Mark Abelardo, Chen Lei, Rui Chen, Jeremias Fernandez, Ralph Valdez and Patrick Corrigan—Worthen has defeated. The own a combined record of 47-29-1, which equates to a .610 winning percentage.
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