Anatoly Malykhin presents Fabricio Andrade with a John ‘Chicken’ Lineker t-shirt

It’s no secret who Anatoly Malykhin will be rooting for in the upcoming John Lineker World Bantamweight Title match against Fabricio Andrade ONE at ONE on Prime Video 3 on October 21st.

Known for his generosity and top-notch trolling skills, the ONE Interim World Heavyweight Champion gave his Tiger Muay Thai teammate Andrade something very special for his 25th birthday. In the build up to the biggest fight of ‘Wonder Boy’ career, which is taking place at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malykhin gave him some custom gear.

The couple posed for a photo wearing their new shirts, which featured images of their respective sworn enemies trapped in the bodies of chickens. Andrade, of course, had John Lineker’s head glued to his own, while ‘Sladkiy’ continued to throw jabs at ONE World Heavyweight Champion Arjan Bhullar.

Watch the hilarious giveaway below:

Looks like the 145-pound No. 1 contestant loved his gift. He responded to Anatoly Malykhin’s Instagram post:

“Thank you brother 😂😂🐓🐓.”

It seems Malykhin also followed the Andrade-Lineker saga, as his giveaway was the perfect reference to the Brazilian sensation’s previous trash talk. “Wonder Boy” sadly called out Lineker in a post-fight interview, saying he was coming for John “Chicken” Lineker.

The Brazilian star has been on a verbal tirade ever since, blasting Lineker at every opportunity he gets. After winning his first five fights inside the circle, including back-to-back first-round finishes in his last two outings, Andrade finally gets his wish.

His matchup against Lineker is a guaranteed barn burner, considering both fighters’ penchants for putting on exciting striking displays. Andrade will finally be able to put his words into action, and he hopes to reign the short-lived Lineker world title.

Anatoly Malykhin, on the other hand, is no stranger to mind games with his opponents. The Russian powerhouse has been pushing for a world title unification bout with Bhullar for some time now, but unfortunate circumstances prevented the bout from materializing.

We can expect “Sladkiy” to keep shooting Bhullar until they finally meet inside the Circle.

Anatoly Malykhin likes to give generous gifts

Besides being one of the most formidable fighters in MMA today, Anatoly Malykhin is loved by his fans and peers simply because he’s a good guy in general. The undefeated fighter recently teamed up with Petr Yan to reward Tiger Muay Thai trainer John Hutchinson with a brand new truck.

Check out the all-new 2022 Ford Ranger from the revered coach on strike, courtesy of his two favorite new students:

Anatoly Malykhin has deep pockets right now, considering he received a $100,000 bonus from ONE in his last fight against Kirill Grishenko. He just likes to share his blessings.

Edited by John Cunningham

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