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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.”

Johnny Walker, Francis Ngannou
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Johnny Walker won’t rule out a move to heavyweight, believes he can defeat Francis Ngannou

Cole Shelton - July 7, 2019

Johnny Walker is one of the more promising light heavyweight prospects in the UFC. The Brazilian is 17-3 as a pro, and 3-0 in the UFC, with all three wins coming by knockout in under two minutes. Although he is light on experience in the Octagon, the 12th-ranked light heavyweight has his eyes on Francis Ngannou. The 27-year-old says he wouldn’t rule out a move to heavyweight and is confident he would beat Ngannou.

Johnny Walker, Francis Ngannou

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 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.

Johnny Walker, Jon Jones
Jon Jones

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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Jon Jones

Johnny Walker on Jon Jones: 'I would beat him'

Tom Taylor - April 25, 2019

Johnny Walker is arguably the most compelling young contender in the UFC light heavyweight division at present. In fact, he seems to be on a collision course with dominating light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. In a recent interview with The Body Lock, Johnny Walker discussed a potential matchup with Jones, expressing his long-time admiration for the champion, and his confidence that he would beat him in a fight.

Khalil Rountree, Johnny Walker
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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.

Jon Jones, Brock Lesnar, Johnny Walker, Thiago Santos, Jon Anik
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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

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.


Johnny Walker provides shoulder update, hopes for Alexander Gustafsson bout next in Sweden

Drake Riggs - March 4, 2019

At UFC 235, we were treated to awesome performances aplenty. Two of which were brought to us by light heavyweights. While one of those belonged to the division’s champion, Jon Jones, the other was the rising star from Brazil, the 6-foot-6 highlight machine, Johnny Walker.


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

Johnny Walker steps in against Misha Cirkunov at UFC 235

Tom Taylor - February 12, 2019

Rising light heavyweight prospect Johnny Walker has been booked for his next fight — and it’s a big one. The Brazilian knockout artist has stepped in to replace the injured Ovince Saint Preux against Canada’s Misha Cirkunov at UFC 235, which goes down on March 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada. News of this new matchup was first reported by MMA Fighting.


Johnny Walker hopes to fill in for Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 235

Drake Riggs - February 11, 2019

Brazil’s Johnny Walker has wasted little to no time getting his UFC career started. The 16-3 26-year old has already racked up two stunningly impressive highlight reel knockout wins since entering the promotion late last year.

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Johnny Walker

Jimi Manuwa responds to challenge from Johnny Walker

Tom Taylor - February 8, 2019

Shortly after he knocked out Justin Ledet at UFC Fortaleza last weekend, red hot light heavyweight prospect Johnny Walker called for a fight with English knockout artist Jimi Manuwa. In fact, Walker explained that he is specifically looking to fight Manuwa on his home turf, when the UFC returns to London on March 6. “I want to fight Jimi Manuwa in London. I’m ready. What about you, Manuwa, do you accept the challenge?” Walker said in an interview with Combate (via Bloody Elbow).

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