Pros react after Johnny Walker defeats Anthony Smith at UFC on ABC 4

By Chris Taylor - May 13, 2023

Today’s UFC on ABC 4 event was co-headlined by a light heavyweight matchup between Antony Smith and Johnny Walker.

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Smith (36-18 MMA) had entered the contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a TKO loss to Magomed Ankalaev in most previous Octagon appearance last July. Prior to that setback, ‘Lionheart’ was riding a three-fight win streak which included stoppage victories over Devin Clark, Jimmy Crute and Ryan Spann.

Meanwhile, Johnny Walker (21-7 MMA) entered the Octagon sporting a two-fight win streak, this after scoring stoppage victories over Ion Cutelaba and Paul Craig in his most previous efforts. The 31-year-old Brazilian had gone 3-2 over his past five fights overall ahead of tonight’s co-main event.

Tonight’s UFC on ABC 4 co-headliner went the full three rounds, but it was a pretty clear victory for the Brazilian standout. Johnny Walker was able to get the better of Anthony Smith on the feet, battering the legs and body of ‘Lionheart’ with a plethora of different kicks. After 15 minutes of action, Walker was awarded a much-deserved decision victory. Following the win, Johnny proceeded to callout current light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill.

Official UFC on ABC 4 Results: Johnny Walker def. Anthony Smith by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)

Check out how the pros reacted to ‘Smith vs. Walker’ below:

Post-fight reactions to Johnny Walker defeating Anthony Smith at UFC on ABC 4:

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