Brazilian Rising 205-Pound Contender Johnny Walker Medically Cleared To Fight, Eyes September Return
Dangerous striker Johnny Walker runs on a perfect UFC score of 3-0, with three Performance of the Night awards.
Walker elbowed Khalil Rountree Jr. to sleep at his UFC debut, then finished Justin Ledet via spinning backfist and a flurry of punches.
Walker last fought Misha Cirkunov at UFC 235 and won the bout via devastating flying knee after only 36 seconds. But the Brazilian hurt his right shoulder while celebrating victory, so he had to undergo surgery in March.
Johnny Walker (17-3 MMA) is finally medically cleared to fight. His manager Lucas Lutkus claims Walker targets the match in September. The perfect rival would be anyone within the Light Heavyweight division’s top 10. But if the UFC wants to give Johnny a slow build to the top, the Brazilian rising star would be open to that to. (h/t ESPN.com)
“A top-10 fighter is what we have been talking with the UFC about,” Lutkus said. “He is No. 10 now with (Alexander) Gustafsson and (Jimi) Manuwa retired, so it is what makes sense.
“Honestly, Johnny will take on any name offered. Be it a vet like Glover (Teixeira) or a prospect like (Dominick) Reyes or (Aleksander) Rakic, he loves every possibility of matchup.”
MiddleEasy.com hopes Johnny Walker will not hurt himself next time he celebrates a victory.
What do you think, who’ll dangerous Brazilian striker face next?