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A triple-header weekend is in store for MMASucka staff picks.

Kicking off the fight-filled stretch sees ONE Fight Night 7 set to take place tonight, February 24th from the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. Preliminary bouts begin at 7:00pm ET (4:00pm PT) on ONE Championship platforms with the seven-fight main card, featuring two divisional championship fights and four forms of martial arts, at 8:00pm ET (5:00pm PT) on Prime Video to Amazon Prime members.

Live results from ONE Fight Night 7 event will be available here at MMASucka.

Stay tuned to MMASucka tomorrow afternoon for two fight cards composing our 2023 staff picks with Bellator 291: Amosov vs. Storley 2 from Dublin, Ireland and UFC Vegas 70 from Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Fights

In the night’s featured main event, John Lineker and Fabricio Andrade will battle for ONE’s vacant Bantamweight World Championship. The matchup comes as a rematch just over four months from their October of 2022 outing where Lineker missed weight and was stripped of the title. In turn, during their fight, the contest ended midway through the third round after a groin strike from Andrade led to Lineker’s inability to continue and the fight ending in a No Contest.

Tonight’s preliminary bout headliner between undefeated promotional newcomer Linda Darrow and Gladiator Combat Fight notable Victoria Souza will also be included in our picks.

Featherweights Martin Nguyen and Leonardo Casotti are set for three possible rounds on the main card. This comes as Nguyen’s third fight change this week after his two originally-scheduled opponents, Shamil Gasanov and Razhab Shaydullaev, were both forced out of the matchup. Unfortunately, due to the last-minute shuffling, this fight will not be counted towards staff picks.

Additionally, although not counted towards our records, Tawanchai P.K. Saenchai will look to defend his ONE Muay Thai Featherweight Championship for a second time battling first-time title challenger Jamal Yusupov in the co-main event.

Who are the MMASucka staff picking to win at ONE Fight Night 7? Find out further below.

2023 Staff Picks

MMASucka staff picks are composed of five promotions: the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Bellator MMA, ONE Championship, the Professional Fighters League (PFL), and Dana White’s Contender Series (DWCS). UFC and Bellator events feature picks from only main cards. PFL will feature select fights from the main and preliminary card while DWCS sees all fights counted from the event. ONE Championship returns to picks for the first time since 2020 and will feature only mixed martial arts (MMA) fights selected from cards with a minimum three matchups.

The WINNER of staff picks at the end of 2023, who picked the most victorious fighters, will have a choice between receiving a custom-made championship belt from ProAmBelts or a chain from Championship Chains. Staff picks in 2022 was won by Wesley Riddle with a record of 264-135.

Find out our ONE Fight Night 7 picks for tonight’s fights below.


2023 Staff Records after UFC 284:

1T. Nate Freeman: 21-9
1T. Ben Jamieson: 21-9
3T. Jeremy Brand: 19-11
3T. Tim Wheaton: 19-11
5T. Wesley Riddle: 18-12
5T. Michael DeSantis: 18-12
5T. Roemello Reyes: 18-12
8T. Frazer Krohn: 17-13
8T. Jack Goodwillie: 17-13
10T. Andrew Benjamin: 14-15
10T. Brian Knight: 14-12
10T. Julio Monteros Jr.: 14-8
13. Brandon Joint: 12-9
14T. Joshua Yule: 7-6
14T. Andrew Harbaugh: 7-5

*Note – not all staff pick for every event*


Linda Darrow (6-0), -205
vs.
Victoria Souza (6-1), +175

Atomweight Division
– 115 LBS. ~ 52 KG. –

Jeremy Brand: Darrow via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle: Darrow via Unanimous Decision
Michael DeSantis: Darrow via Split Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Darrow via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Darrow via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Darrow via Unanimous Decision
Tim Wheaton: Darrow via Unanimous Decision
Julio Monteros Jr.: Darrow via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: Darrow via Unanimous Decision
Jack Goodwillie: Darrow via Unanimous Decision
Ben Jamieson: Darrow via Unanimous Decision

Staff picking Darrow: 11
Staff picking Souza: 0


Eko Roni Saputra (7-1), +120
vs.
Danny Kingad (14-3), -140

Flyweight Division
– 135 LBS. ~ 61.2 KG. –

Jeremy Brand: Kingad via Round 2 SUB
Wesley Riddle: Roni Saputra via Split Decision
Michael DeSantis: Kingad via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Kingad via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Kingad via Round 1 TKO
Nate Freeman: Kingad via Unanimous Decision
Tim Wheaton: Kingad via Unanimous Decision
Julio Monteros Jr.: Kingad via Round 2 TKO
Brian Knight: Kingad via Round 2 SUB
Jack Goodwillie: Roni Saputra via Round 2 SUB
Ben Jamieson: Kingad via Unanimous Decision

Staff picking Roni Saputra: 2
Staff picking Kingad: 9


John Lineker (35-9, 1 NC), +225
vs.
Fabricio Andrade (8-2, 1 NC), -265

Bantamweight Divisional Championship
Main Event
– 145 LBS. ~ 65.8 KG. –

Jeremy Brand: Andrade via Round 2 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Andrade via Round 3 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Lineker via Round 2 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Andrade via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Andrade via Round 3 TKO
Nate Freeman: Andrade via Unanimous Decision
Tim Wheaton: Andrade via Round 2 TKO
Julio Monteros Jr.: Andrade via Round 3 TKO
Brian Knight: Lineker via Unanimous Decision
Jack Goodwillie: Andrade via Unanimous Decision
Ben Jamieson: Andrade via Round 3 TKO

Staff picking Lineker: 1
Staff picking Andrade: 10

ONE FIGHT NIGHT 7 FEATURED IMAGE:

ONE Fight Night 7

ONE Fight Night 7: Lineker vs. Andrade 2 takes place Friday, February 24th from the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

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Wesley Riddle is a 29-year-old writer residing in Raleigh, North Carolina from Harrisonburg, Virginia. He has been part of the MMASucka team since the fourth quarter of 2016. Additionally, he serves as a writer with partner site Last Word on Motorsports.

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