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UFC 244 Results: Corey Anderson stops Johnny Walker in Round 1 (Video)

Chris Taylor - November 2, 2019

A light heavyweight scrap between perennial divison contenders Corey Anderson and Johnny Walker serves as the featured bout of tonight’s UFC 244 prelims. Walker (17-3 MMA) will enter tonight’s contest on a nine-fight winning streak. In his most recent effort at March’s UFC 235 event in Las Vegas, the Brazilian scored a 36-second knockout victory over Misha Cirkunov.

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Johnny Walker sends warning to Jon Jones

Adam Martin - October 23, 2019

UFC light heavyweight contender Johnny Walker has sent a warning to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones over social media. In response to Jones asking, “Where did all the big names in the light heavyweight division go?” on his Twitter, Walker replied to him, saying he would slide back into his replies after his fight against Corey Anderson at UFC 242.

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Jimi Manuwa believes Johnny Walker can cause 'trouble' for Jon Jones

Tom Taylor - October 10, 2019

Former UFC light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa is currently retired, but that doesn’t mean he’s ignoring the happenings of his old division. Manuwa still plays close attention to the UFC light heavyweight division, which is currently ruled by Jon Jones. While Jones has been the picture of dominance throughout his career, Manuwa believes there’s at least one fighter on the UFC light heavyweight roster than can provide the champ with a challenge: Johnny Walker.

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VIDEO | Johnny Walker flaunts athleticism with unbelievable flying knee

Tom Taylor - September 11, 2019

UFC light heavyweight contender Johnny Walker is freakishly athletic. He’s already proven that in his fights, and now, he’s reaffirming it in training. In a video that’s been circulating on Twitter, Walker can be seen landing a flying knee on a focus mitt held higher than the top of his own head. It really has to be seen to be believed. Check it out below (via @DovySimuMMA on Twitter):

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Report | Johnny Walker set to return at UFC 244 in New York against Corey Anderson

Matheus Costa - July 30, 2019

It appears that a pivotal light heavyweight fight featuring Johnny Walker taking on Corey Anderson will take place at November’s UFC 244 event. The news was first reported by “Combate” and confirmed by

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Johnny Walker responds to callout from Corey Anderson

Tom Taylor - July 30, 2019

UFC light heavyweight contender Corey Anderson recently set his sights on a showdown with streaking light heavyweight prospect Johnny Walker. Anderson expressed his interest in this fight, which he hopes will go down at UFC 244 in New York City in November, on Twitter. Wanted to dethrone the "King", they want me to derail a train, #JohnnyWalker thinks he's ready for the big leagues, time to roll out the red carpet. You want the sauce?! Meet me in the land of opportunity, NYC, MSG, Nov 2nd. #ufc #msg @AliAbdelaziz00 @danawhite @Mickmaynard2

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Michael Bisping: Johnny Walker gives Jon Jones 'a lot of problems'

Tom Taylor - July 19, 2019

Despite a less-than-stellar performance against his last opponent Thiago Santos, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones still has the aura of an unbeatable fighter. His offense is as versatile as his defense is impenetrable, and it’s simply difficult to imagine anybody ending his reign. Yet former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping believes there is one light heavyweight on the UFC roster with the skills and physical tools to threaten the seemingly bulletproof reign of Jon Jones: Johnny Walker.

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Johnny Walker shares plans for two-division title reign

Tom Taylor - July 15, 2019

Johnny Walker is closing in on a title fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, but he believes he’s got a bit more work to do before Jones gives him the opportunity. “I still haven’t done much (in the UFC),” Walker told MMA Fighting recently. “But there aren’t many guys who would give me a big challenge. I don’t have to beat a top 5. People talk too much crap, man. People say I don’t have jiu-jitsu, I don’t have wrestling. They say I have to fight a wrestler. The last wrestler I fought lasted five seconds. I’m ready for him and I know I’d be a big challenge. I think he’s afraid to lose to an unknown guy.”

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Johnny Walker claims he can beat Francis Ngannou today

Tom Taylor - July 1, 2019

This list of people willing to fight Francis Ngannou is seemingly getting shorter and shorter. Having rebounded from two worrying losses with a trio of blitzkrieg knockouts of Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, Ngannou has reasserted himself as the scariest fighter in MMA. Yet there is still one man ready and willing to step into the cage with the talented Cameroonian-Frenchman: Brazil’s Johnny Walker. Walker, to remind, is not even a heavyweight, but a light heavyweight. Nonetheless, he is confident that if was locked in the cage with Francis Ngannou on this very day, he could win.

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Johnny Walker targeting September return following recent shoulder surgery

Adam Martin - June 4, 2019

One of the UFC light heavyweight division’s top prospects, Johnny Walker, is set to return to the Octagon this fall. According to’s Ariel Helwani, Walker has been medically cleared to begin MMA training following shoulder surgery, and his team wants him to fight again in September. According to his manager Lucas Lutkus, Johnny Walker is eyeing a top-10 opponent opponent in his return to the cage.

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Johnny Walker hopes to fight Jon Jones this year

Tom Taylor - May 26, 2019

Johnny Walker is perhaps the most compelling new contender in the UFC light heavyweight division. The Brazilian finisher has gone 3-0 since joining the UFC roster, and seems to be on a collision course with divisional champion Jon Jones. In fact, Walker has stated that he believes he’s ready to fight the seemingly unbeatable Jon Jones right now.

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Johnny Walker confident he can beat Jon Jones 'now'

Adam Martin - May 15, 2019

Johnny Walker, one of the top young light heavyweights in the game, is eager to get a shot at the belt. Speaking to reporters at UFC 237 in Rio de Janeiro, the streaking UFC light heavyweight contender said he wants to fight UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as soon as possible.

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EXCLUSIVE | Khalil Rountree details the unique challenges of fighting Johnny Walker

Cole Shelton - April 5, 2019

Johnny Walker has been on a roll. Since his first UFC fight back in November, the massive Brazilian has earned three wins, all by first-round knockout. His total Octagon time is at just 2:48. There is no question that Walker posses a unique skillset that not many light heavyweight have, or can figure out.

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Jimi Manuwa gives timeframe for Octagon return

James Lynch - March 21, 2019

Jimi Manuwa is still on the mend but has a clear idea of when we’ll likely see him compete next. The light heavyweight has been sidelined for the last few months with a groin injury but is targeting a return on the UFC on ESPN+10 card in Sweden, which takes place on June 1.

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Jon Jones coach breaks down matchups with Santos, Walker, Lesnar

Tom Taylor - March 10, 2019

Jon Jones is once again ruling over the UFC light heavyweight division with an iron fist, and could conceivably do so for some time. That being said, there is a currently a tidal wave of new blood in the UFC light heavyweight division, and therefore some fresh and compelling champions on the table for the light heavyweight champ.

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Jon Jones gives his take on new light heavyweight contender Johnny Walker

Tom Taylor - March 8, 2019

It doesn’t look like the title reign of Jon Jones is going to end anytime soon. At the same time, Brazilian light heavyweight contender Johnny Walker is hurtling toward title contention at breakneck speeds. As such, many fans are already discussing a potential Jon Jones vs. Johnny Walker title fight.


Fearless Johnny Walker knows he can give Jon Jones 'a proper fight'

Drake Riggs - March 4, 2019

There were several big winners at UFC 235, but physically as well as figuratively, there may have been no bigger than Brazil’s Johnny Walker. Three UFC fights, three first round knockouts, and three performance of the night bonuses. Walker has not come to play around in the UFC’s light heavyweight division. Well… That’s until after his fights are over, of course.

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Misha Cirkunov discusses wife's battle with breast cancer ahead of UFC 235

James Lynch - February 24, 2019

Misha Cirkunov will have more than just Johnny Walker on his mind at UFC 235 this Saturday. Cirkunov’s wife, model Brittany Churchill, has been diagnosed with breast cancer as she revealed on Instagram.