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UFC On FX 8: John Lineker Vs. Azamat Gashimov

John Lineker vs. Azamat Gashimov

We finish up the Facebook prelims with another flyweight tilt, as John Lineker (20-6) takes on Azamat Gashimov (10-2). The referee will be Mario Yamasaki.

Round 1: Lineker starting fast, throwing his right and backing Gashimov up. The Russian import is making his flyweight debut, and is looking to use that to his advantage. Lineker, though, lands a stiff right that immediately floors Gashimov. Lineker pounces, but Gashimov is able to survive and score a takedown. What a right hand by Lineker, especially considering he is just a flyweight. Gashimov will likely be more cautious when trying to attack. Gashimov shoots, but Lineker sweeps and is in control. Lineker throwing haymakers, forcing Gashimov to shoot. Lineker now has him tied up and lands several rights. The ref takes a point away from Gashimov for grabbing the fence on his way down. Lineker drops him again and goes into the guard with 30 seconds left.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Lineker

Round 2: Upon review, it appeared the point deduction was a good move by the ref, as Gashimov used it to keep his balance on the takedown attempt by Lineker. Lineker hitting lefts and rights at will, as Gashimov appears to have no defense for the striking. The crowd starts cheering, and Lineker drops Gashimov with a kick to the body, pounces and this one is over. Lineker finishes Gashimov and does several sweet roles to celebrate.

John Lineker def. Azamat Gashimov via TKO (strikes) at 1:07 of Round 2