Pros react after Johnny Walker submits Ion Cuțelaba at UFC 279

By Chris Taylor - September 10, 2022

Tonight’s UFC 279 main card was kicked off by a light heavyweight bout featuring Johnny Walker taking on Ion Cuțelaba.

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Walker (19-7 MMA) had entered the bout with hopes of snapping a two-fight losing skid. The Brazilian standout was coming off a knockout loss to Jamahal Hill in his most previous Octagon appearance this past February.

Meanwhile, Ion Cutelaba (16-8-1 MMA) had also entered UFC 279 looking to rebound, this after suffering a submission loss to Ryan Spann in his most previous effort this past May. ‘The Hulk’ had gone 1-3-1 over his past five fights overall ahead of tonight’s affair.

Tonight’s ‘Walker vs. Cutelaba’ fight proved to be a short-lived contest. After trading some kicks in the early going, the fight hit the floor with ‘The Hulk’ in top position. However, after a scramble, Johnny Walker took top control and quickly transitioned to a rear-naked choke. The choke was deep and Ion Cutelaba had no choice but to tapout.

Official UFC 279 Result: Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cuțelaba via submission (RNC) at 4:37 of Round 1

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

Post-fight reactions to Johnny Walker defeating Ion Cutelaba at UFC 279:

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