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UFC 163: John Lineker Hopes For Move Towards Title Shot, Misses Weight

UFC 163: John Lineker Hopes For Move Towards Title Shot, Misses Weight

John Lineker has three fights on his UFC resume, one more to happen tonight, and two missed weights.

Lineker, who faces Jose Maria Tome in the opener to the UFC 163 pay-per-view from Brazil this evening, came in three pounds over the limit of 125 pounds.

“I intend to do a very good fight to get very close to the title,” said Lineker, during the pre-fight press conference earlier this week. “This is what I want.”

Lineker (21-6) has scored wins over Azamat Gashimov and Yasuhiro Urushitani since a 2012 submission loss to Louis Gaudinot.

Missing weigh, though, likely isn’t going to help his cause much even with a win over Tome.

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