Two harmful mild heavyweights have the prospect to show their value in an open division. Johnny Walker meets Jamahal Hill on the UFC’s APEX Middle on February 19.
MMA Preventing confirmed the matchup after an preliminary report from MMA Concepts. Walker’s addition to this flight ticket is critical as he lately signed a brand new six-bout cope with the UFC.
On his MMA debut in 2013, Walker fought in each heavyweight and light-weight heavyweight classes. The attention-catching Walker took half in Dana White’s Contender Collection in 2018 and began his UFC profession 4-0. In opposition to Misha Cirkunov in 2019, Walker dislocated his shoulder throughout a victory dance after the struggle. He returned later that yr, dropping to Corey Anderson by way of TKO. After dropping to Nikita Krylov, Walker bounced again in September 2020 by defeating Ryan Spann.
Walker’s final struggle came about in October and misplaced to Thiago Santos by unanimous choice.
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Hill made his MMA debut in 2017 and is one other Contender Collection alum. He stands 4-1 with a no-contest in his UFC profession. The no-contest was initially a win over Klidson Abreu, but it surely was canceled when Hill examined optimistic for marijuana. Hill’s final struggle was a dramatic knockout win in opposition to Jimmy Crute on December 4th.
Walker ranks tenth on the UFC mild heavyweight rankings, whereas Hill ranks twelfth.
The principle UFC card occasion on February 19 was not introduced. A number of fights already on the map embody Kyle Daukaus versus Julian Marquez, Ilir Latifi versus Alexander Romanov, and Jessica-Rose Clark versus Stephanie Egger.