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Jamahal Hill, Johnny Walker, UFC Vegas 48
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Johnny Walker's fiancé condemns online trolls for creating memes about her partner following his knockout loss at UFC Vegas 48

Susan Cox - February 22, 2022

Johnny Walker vs Jamahal Hill met at UFC Vegas 48 this past weekend, Saturday February 19th . It was to be a devastating knockout loss for Walker in the very first round. Walker (18-7 MMA), came into the fight having lost three of his last four fights in the light heavyweight division. Hill (10-1 MMA) was coming off a knockout win back in December of 2021 against Jimmy Crute (12-3 MMA).

Johnny Walker, Jamahal Hill, UFC Vegas 48
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What's next for Jamahal Hill and Johnny Walker after UFC Vegas 48?

Cole Shelton - February 21, 2022

In the main event of UFC Vegas 48, top-15 light heavyweights collided as Jamahal Hill battled Johnny Walker. Hill entered the fight coming off a first-round TKO win over Jimmy Crute, this after suffering a loss to Paul Craig in his previous fight. Walker, meanwhile, was coming off a lackluster decision loss to Thiago Santos after TKO’ing Ryan Spann in the scrap before.

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Johnny Walker Issues Statement After Scary KO Loss At UFC Vegas 48

Fernando Quiles - February 20, 2022

Johnny Walker has spoken out after suffering a brutal knockout defeat at the hands of Jamahal Hill. Walker and Hill shared the Octagon in the main event of UFC Vegas 48. The action was held inside the UFC Apex. Things didn’t go the way Walker was hoping for.

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UFC Vegas 48 Bonus Report: Kyle Daukaus among four 'POTN' winners

Chris Taylor - February 19, 2022

The Octagon returned to Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 48 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Johnny Walker vs. Jamahal Hill. The highly anticipated light heavyweight main event did not make it out of the first round. Johnny Walker was able to get off some good kicks in the opening moments of the fight but wound up on the receiving end of a big overhand right from Jamahal Hill which put him on queer street. After hitting the Brazilian hit the canvas, ‘Sweet Dreams’ promptly put him away with a nasty follow up right (see that here).

Jamahal Hill
Johnny Walker

UFC Vegas 48 Results: Jamahal Hill KO's Johnny Walker (Video)

Chris Taylor - February 19, 2022

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 48 event is headlined by a light heavyweight contest featuring Johnny Walker taking on Jamahal Hill. Walker (18-6 MMA) will be looking to return to the win column this evening in Las Vegas. The Brazilian last competed in October of 2021, where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Thiago Santos. That setback was preceded by a knockout victory over Ryan Spann.

Johnny Walker, Jamahal Hill, UFC Vegas 48
Johnny Walker

UFC Vegas 48: 'Walker vs. Hill' Live Results and Highlights

Chris Taylor - February 19, 2022

The Octagon returns to Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 48 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Johnny Walker vs. Jamahal Hill. Walker (18-6 MMA) will be looking to return to the win column this evening in Las Vegas. The Brazilian last competed in October of 2021, where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Thiago Santos. That setback was preceded by a knockout victory over Ryan Spann.

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The UFC announces two new matchups including Johnny Walker vs. Jamahal Hill

Susan Cox - January 3, 2022

Two new UFC matchups were announced today including a light heavyweight bout between Johnny Walker and Jamahal Hill. The Walker vs. Hill matchup will take place at a UFC Fight Night event on February 19th according to MMAFighting.

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Johnny Walker responds to recent criticism from Jan Blachowicz: "I haven't changed my style"

Adam D Martin - November 19, 2021

UFC light heavyweight contender Johnny Walker responds to recent criticism from Jan Blachowicz, saying that “I haven’t changed my style.” Walker fought Thiago Santos in October in a dull, five-round snoozefest between two powerful light heavyweights known for their knockout power. Both Walker and Santos are two of the best fighters in the world at 205lbs, but the fight ended up being a total disappointment as neither man seemed to fight with any sort of urgency. Moreover, Walker refused to take the risks that he was once known for taking. While initially coming up in the UFC, Walker was known for his flying knees and spinning back fists. But for whatever reason, a different version of Walker showed up against Santos, and Blachowicz criticized him for his performance at the time. According to Blachowicz, something happened to him.

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Jan Blachowicz on the struggles of UFC light heavyweight Johnny Walker: “Something bad happened with him”

Harry Kettle - October 22, 2021

UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz has spoken about what he believes has gone wrong with Johnny Walker. For a while it seemed as if Walker was going to be the next big thing at 205 pounds but after losing three of his last four, many fans and pundits are having to reassess where he stands in the division.

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Mackenzie Dern promises Marina Rodriguez fight will be better than Johnny Walker vs. Thiago Santos

Adam D Martin - October 7, 2021

UFC women’s strawweight contender Mackenzie Dern promised the Marina Rodriguez fight will be better than Johnny Walker vs. Thiago Santos. Dern takes on Rodriguez in the five-round women’s 115lbs headliner of this Saturday’s UFC Vegas 39 card. This is an important fight in the division as both Dern and Rodriguez are closing in on a title shot, so an impressive win could very well earn them a crack at the belt. But more than anything, Dern says she just wants to put on a good fight for the fans.

Thiago Santos, Johnny Walker, UFC Vegas 38
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Johnny Walker was "scared as hell" against Thiago Santos at UFC Vegas 38, says coach

Adam D Martin - October 7, 2021

UFC light heavyweight contender Johnny Walker was “scared as hell” against Thiago Santos at UFC Vegas 38, says his opponent’s coach. In what was expected to be a slugfest between two Brazilian KO artists, the fight was anything but. Both Walker and Santos were content to stand on the outside and essentially spar for five rounds, with Santos earning a unanimous decision victory at the end of the 25 minutes. It was not the fight that the fans expected and many of them took to social media to vent their complaints following the fight. But while many have put the blame on Santos for making it a tactical fight, his coach believes that it is actually Walker’s fault that it was.

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What's next for Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker after UFC Vegas 38?

Cole Shelton - October 4, 2021

In the main event of UFC Vegas 38, top-10 light heavyweights collided as Thiago Santos was looking to return to the win column opposite Johnny Walker. Santos entered the fight coming off a lackluster decision loss to Aleksandar Rakic at UFC 259. Prior to that, he was submitted by Glover Teixeira and before that, lost a split decision to Jon Jones for the belt. Walker, meanwhile, hadn’t fought in a year but was coming off a TKO win over Ryan Spann to get back into the win column.

Thiago Santos, Johnny Walker, UFC Vegas 38
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UFC Vegas 38 Results: Thiago Santos defeats Johnny Walker (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - October 2, 2021

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 38 event is headlined by a light heavyweight bout featuring Thiago Santos taking on Johnny Walker. Santos (21-9 MMA) will enter tonight’s contest in hopes of snapping a three-fight losing skid. The former light heavyweight title challenger suffered a unanimous decision loss to Aleksandar Rakic in his most recent effort at UFC 259.

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Thiago Santos

UFC Vegas 38: 'Santos vs. Walker' Live Results and Highlights

Chris Taylor - October 2, 2021

The Octagon remains in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 38 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by light heavyweights Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker. Santos (21-9 MMA) will enter tonight’s contest in hopes of snapping a three-fight losing skid. The former light heavyweight title challenger suffered a unanimous decision loss to Aleksandar Rakic in his most recent effort at UFC 259.

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Thiago Santos

UFC Vegas 38 weigh-in results: Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker on point, but three fighters miss weight

Adam D Martin - October 1, 2021

The official weigh-ins for UFC Vegas 38 took place on Friday in Las Vegas, and 23 of the 26 fighters scheduled to compete have made weight. In the main event of the evening, Thiago Santos fights Johnny Walker in a battle of top-10 ranked light heavyweight contenders. Santos has lost his last three fights in a row but everyone recognizes him as one of the best fighters in the world at 205lbs. As for Walker, he is coming off of a knockout win over Ryan Spann in his last fight. Both fighters successfully made weight for Saturday, with Santos at 206lbs and Walker at 204.5lbs.

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Johnny Walker shares plans to become the UFC’s next two-division champion

Harry Kettle - September 30, 2021

UFC light heavyweight contender Johnny Walker is gearing up to try and make a run at becoming the UFC’s latest two-division champion. While he may have been through his fair share of ups and downs throughout his time in the UFC, there’s no denying just how exciting Johnny Walker is. From his fight style to his personality to his look and beyond, there’s a lot of star potential there – so long as he can begin to piece it all together.

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Johnny Walker confident he'll finish Thiago Santos in his first UFC main event: 'It's going to be fireworks'

Cole Shelton - September 28, 2021

Johnny Walker is glad to finally be headlining a UFC show. Walker is a fan-favorite and many have thought he would be a top-five contender for years to come. He knows gets his opportunity in the main event of UFC Vegas 38 against Thiago Santos, and for Walker, he’s ecstatic to be heading a card.

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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 52 with Johnny Walker, Jared Gordon, and Joe Solecki

Cole Shelton - September 28, 2021

The 52nd episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN with Cole Shelton is here ahead of UFC Vegas 38. We’re first joined by one-half of the main event and the current 10th-ranked light heavyweight, Johnny Walker (1:34). Next, UFC lightweight, Jared Gordon (12:06) joins the program. Closing out the show is UFC lightweight, Joe Solecki (28:53).