So maybe John Lineker isn't quite a flyweight. But there's no doubt the dude's a fighter.
Lineker missed the flyweight limit in Friday's weigh-in for his UFC Fight Night bout against Phil Harris, the second straight time and third in five fights that he missed the mark.
But Lineker went on Saturday and proved once again he's a force to be reckoned with, even if he's not quite a 125er. Lineker blitzed Harris for a first-round TKO victory in Manchester. The time of the stoppage was 2:51.
"I'm really happy to get the knockout here tonight," Lineker (23-6) said through an interpreter.
The Brazilian swarmed Harris from the get-go. He was simply too fast and too strong for his British opponent. He scored several knockdowns before finally dropping Harris (22-11) with a brutal body shot that led to the finishing ground flurry.
"That's the way I fight," Lineker said. "I look for the body shots, I have heavy hands."
Lineker won via KO/TKO for the 11th time in his career and scored his fourth straight win.