Magomed Ankalaev News
What's next for Magomed Ankalaev and Johnny Walker after UFC Vegas 84?
Cole Shelton - January 15, 2024
Magomed Ankalaev extends unique offer to current UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira: “No wrestling”
Harry Kettle - January 15, 2024
Magomed Ankalaev has warning for UFC champion Alex Pereira: "He's not going to feel comfortable"
Fernando Quiles - January 14, 2024
Pros react after Magomed Ankalaev KO's Johnny Walker at UFC Vegas 84
Chris Taylor - January 13, 2024
Magomed Ankalaev believes Johnny Walker wanted out of their first fight after illegal knee
Cole Shelton - January 11, 2024
Magomed Ankalaev doesn’t think Johnny Walker wanted to fight him in October. Ankalaev and Walker first met at October’s UFC 294 event in Abu Dhabi in what was a critical fight for the light heavyweight division. Unfortunately, the fight ended in controversy as in the first round Ankalaev landed an illegal knee which prompted the doctor to step in and stop the fight. After the doctor claimed Walker couldn’t continue, the Brazilian was angry as he wanted the fight to resume, but Ankalaev thinks that was all just for show.
Pro fighters make their picks for Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker 2
Cole Shelton - January 11, 2024
In the first event of 2024, top-10 light heavyweights collide as Magomed Ankalaev rematches Johnny Walker in the main event of UFC Vegas 84. Heading into the fight, Ankalaev is a sizeable -590 favorite while the Brazilian is a +390 underdog on FanDuel. The two fought back at UFC 294 in October in Abu Dhabi, but the fight ended in a No Contest in the first round as Ankalaev landed an illegal knee to Walker and the doctor stopped the scrap. Ahead of their rematch, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to make their picks for the fight at UFC Vegas 84. The pros believe Ankalaev’s grappling will be the difference and will lead to the win over Walker.
Up next! UFC Fight Night: ‘Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker 2’ Fight Card & Start Times
Harry Kettle - December 28, 2023
The first UFC event of the new year will be headlined by a blockbuster light heavyweight showdown between Magomed Ankalaev and Johnny Walker. Following UFC 296 earlier this month, the Ultimate Fighting Championship went on something of a break over the holidays – as they tend to do. Now, as we approach the new year, it’s time to get pumped up about the prospect of some massive fights that lie ahead in 2024.
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker 2 slated for UFC Fight Night on January 13th
Josh Evanoff - November 16, 2023
UFC light heavyweights Magomed Ankalaev and Johnny Walker will get to settle business next year. The two men are fresh off their first bout earlier this year at UFC 294 in October. There, the two headed in hoping to potentially score a future title shot. For his part, Johnny Walker entered the matchup riding a three-fight winning streak. Meanwhile, Magomed Ankalaev hadn’t been seen since a draw against Jan Blachowicz last December.
Johnny Walker and Magomed Ankalaev continue to trade barbs following controversial result at UFC 294
Josh Evanoff - October 26, 2023
Johnny Walker unhappy with no-contest result from UFC 294 fight against Magomed Ankalaev: "So we are okay to kick balls"
Josh Evanoff - October 23, 2023
UFC light-heavyweight contender Johnny Walker is still unhappy after his fight with Magomed Ankalaev. For those that are unaware, the two light-heavyweights faced off at UFC 294 on Saturday night. Leading into the bout, both men were hoping to secure a title shot. While Johnny Walker entered the event riding a three-fight winning streak, Magomed Ankalaev hadn’t been seen since a draw with Jan Blachowicz in December.
UFC 294 Results: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker ends in a no-contest (Video)
Chris Taylor - October 21, 2023
We have you covered for all of today’s UFC 294 results, including the light heavyweight bout between Magomed Ankalaev and Johnny Walker. Walker (21-7 MMA) will enter the contest sporting a three-fight winning streak, his most recent being a lopsided decision victory over former title challenger Anthony Smith. Prior to that, the Brazilian standout had earned back-to-back stoppage wins over Ion Cutelaba and Paul Craig respectively.
Johnny Walker foresees stoppage win over Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 294
Harry Kettle - October 20, 2023
UFC star Johnny Walker has explained his path to victory against Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 294 this weekend. Tomorrow night, Johnny Walker will go head to head with Magomed Ankalaev in the biggest fight of his mixed martial arts career so far. If he can pick up a statement win, there’s every chance he’ll be in line for a title shot in his next outing.
UFC 294 | Pro fighters make their picks for Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker
Cole Shelton - October 19, 2023
On the main card of UFC 294, a pivotal light heavyweight bout goes down as Magomed Ankalaev takes on Johnny Walker. Heading into the fight, Ankalaev is a sizeable -390 favorite while the Brazilian is a +280 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to pro fighters to get their predictions for the scrap. The pros agree with the odds as they expect Ankalaev to cruise to a decision win here and likely cement himself as the next title contender.
Daniel Cormier names the one fighter Alex Pereira should avoid at light heavyweight
Harry Kettle - April 21, 2023
UFC commentator Daniel Cormier has revealed who he thinks Alex Pereira needs to avoid when he moves to light heavyweight. Earlier this month, Alex Pereira was knocked out cold by Israel Adesanya. In the process, he lost his UFC middleweight championship.
Magomed Ankalaev issues statement on his split draw against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 282: “It’s hard to describe the words”
Cole Shelton - December 13, 2022
Magomed Ankalaev still can’t believe he isn’t the new UFC light heavyweight champion. Ankalaev was fighting Jan Blachowicz for the vacant belt at UFC 282, and when the fight ended, many thought the Russian would be declared the new champ. However, the judges scored it as a split draw and now, after a couple of days, Ankalaev has taken to Instagram to release a lengthy statement.
Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov takes aim at Dana White following split draw in UFC 282 main event
Lewis Simpson - December 12, 2022
Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov sent UFC president Dana White a demanding message following the controversial split draw between his fighter Magomed Ankalaev and Jan Błachowicz at UFC 282. Kadyrov didn’t hold back towards White in a social media post on Sunday. He referred to the decision as “dirty” and blamed “politics” for Ankalaev not being awarded the light heavyweight title.
What's next for the stars of UFC 282?
Cole Shelton - December 12, 2022
The UFC returned to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada for UFC 282 which saw the vacant light heavyweight title up for grabs. In the main event, Jan Blachowicz took on Magomed Ankalaev for the vacant belt after Jiri Prochazka vacated the title due to an injury. The co-main event saw Paddy Pimblett make his pay-per-view debut against Jared Gordon in a highly-anticipated lightweight scrap.
Magomed Ankalaev opens up on UFC 282 post-fight interview: "I know I won that fight"
Fernando Quiles - December 11, 2022
Pros react after Magomed Ankalaev vs. Jan Blachowicz ends in a split draw at UFC 282
Chris Taylor - December 10, 2022
Tonight’s UFC 282 was headlined by a fight between Magomed Ankalaev and Jan Blachowicz for the promotions vacant light heavyweight title. The pay-per-view fight card was originally slated to be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight rematch between Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira. However, the Czech fighter suffered a severe shoulder injury and was forced to withdraw from the matchup.
UFC 282 Results: Magomed Ankalaev and Jan Blachowicz fight to a split draw (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - December 10, 2022
Tonight’s UFC 282 is headlined by a fight between Magomed Ankalaev and Jan Blachowicz for the promotions vacant light heavyweight title. Tonight’s event was originally slated to be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight rematch between Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira. However, the Czech fighter suffered a severe shoulder injury and was forced to withdraw from the matchup.
UFC 282: 'Błachowicz vs. Ankalaev' Live Results and Highlights
Chris Taylor - December 10, 2022
The Octagon returns to Nevada for tonight’s UFC 282 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Jan Błachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev. Tonight’s event was originally slated to be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight rematch between Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira. However, the Czech fighter suffered a severe shoulder injury and was forced to withdraw from the matchup.
UFC 282: 'Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev' Weigh-in Results
Cole Shelton - December 9, 2022
The UFC returns to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada for UFC 282. In the main event of UFC 282, the vacant light heavyweight title is up for grabs as Jan Blachowicz takes on Magomed Ankalaev. Originally, Jiri Prochazka was supposed to defend his belt against Glover Teixeira but after Prochazka suffered a serious shoulder injury he vacated the belt.
UFC 282 | Pro fighters make their picks for Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev title fight
Cole Shelton - December 7, 2022
Magomed Ankalaev understands why “scared” Glover Teixeira did not accept UFC 282 title fight: “Because I’m in my prime, I’m only going up, I’m dangerous”
Harry Kettle - December 6, 2022
Magomed Ankalaev has given his thoughts on Glover Teixeira not accepting a title fight against him at UFC 282. At UFC 282 this weekend, Magomed Ankalaev will battle Jan Blachowicz for the UFC light heavyweight title. The two had always been scheduled to face off but initially, it was in a non-title contest.
Glover Teixeira planning to be in attendance at UFC 282 and challenge winner of Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev
Josh Evanoff - November 30, 2022
Glover Teixeira may have lost his title shot, but he’s not going to sit around and cry about it. The Brazilian has been out of action since UFC 275 in June. Teixeira headlined the event in his first title defense against Jiri Prochazka, and the pair put on a classic. The fight was back and forth for five rounds until ‘Denisa’ locked up a submission in the final frame to earn the win.