Lineker doesn’t get a lot of press but he should. The heavy-handed flyweight has picked up wins in sixteen of his last seventeen fights including success in three straight scraps. Furthermore, he’s scored back-to-back knockouts and is poised to find success again when he fights Phil Harris at UFC Fight Night 30. Though Lineker has struggled with his weight at times, he isn’t likely to blow it by coming in heavy for a title-fight, and with the 125-pound pool being fairly shallow he very well could be dealing with such a scenario assuming he emerges triumphant on October 26.
There aren’t a lot of wide open races in the UFC when it comes to scoring a crack at one of the divisional championships. For the most part, each weight-class has an established challenger lurking in the shadows waiting for a title-fight to unfold before being booked in an official effort against the victor. However, there are also a few fighters on the fringes of contendership who could easily slip into a shot at the strap with a triumph of two. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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