UFC returns to UFC APEX in Las Vegas this weekend with UFC Fight Night: Walker vs. Hill.
The event will be headlined by a battle to delight striking fans as #10 light heavyweight Johnny Walker takes on #12 Jamahal Hill. The previous main event between Rafael dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev was postponed to UFC 272 on March 6.
Johnny Walker vs. Jamahal Hill Preview
No. 10 ranked Johnny Walker faces No. 12 Jamahal Hill in a thrilling matchup of light heavyweight strikers KO artist Walker (18-6, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland by way of Rio das Ostras, Brazil) immediately turned heads upon joining the UFC roster in 2018. A powerful striker, he has secured impressive finishes against Ryan Spann, Misha Cirkunov and Khalil Rountree Jr.
Walker is now gunning to get back to his winning ways with another show-stealing performance. Hill (9-1 1NC, fighting out of Grand Rapids, Mich.) entered the UFC following a TKO victory over Alexander Poppeck on Dana White’s Contender Series. He has since climbed the ranks quickly with notable wins against Jimmy Crute, Ovince Saint Preux and Darko Stosic. Hill now intends to continue his ascent up the 205-pound ladder with another highlight-reel KO.
Daukaus vs. Pickett serves as co-main event
Kyle Daukaus (10-2 1NC, fighting out of Philadelphia, Penn.) battles Jamie Pickett (13-6, fighting out of Wilmington, N.C.) in a 195-pound catchweight bout. Kyle Daukaus aims to establish himself as a top contender by finishing Pickett when Pickett looks to make a statement with a knockout victory over Daukaus.
Additional bouts on the main card include:
Parker Porter (12-6, fighting out of West Hartford, Conn.) faces Alan Baudot (8-3, fighting out of Paris, France) in a heavyweight bout.
Lightweight legend Jim Miller (33-16 1NC, fighting out of Sparta, N.J.) squares off with Dana White’s Contender Series signee Nikolas Motta (13-3, fighting out of Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Joaquin Buckley (13-4, fighting out of St. Louis, Mo.) takes on Abdul Razak Alhassan (11-4, fighting out of Denver, Colo. by way of Accra, Ghana) in a clash of middleweight finishers
Bouts on the prelims card include:
Jonathan Pearce (11-4, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz.) faces Christian Rodriguez (7-0, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) at featherweight. Austin Lingo was removed from the bout due to injury and replaced with undefeated Dana White’s Contender Series alum Rodriguez, who makes his UFC debut having finished all but one of his professional bouts.
Mario Bautista (8-2, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz) takes on Jay Perrin (10-4, fighting out of Hudson, N.H.) in a bantamweight bout. Khalid Taha was removed from the bout due to Covid-19 protocols and replaced by former Dana White’s Contender Series contestant Parrin, who makes his UFC debut having won seven of his last eight bouts.
Gabriel Benitez (22-10, fighting out of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) meets David Onama (8-1, fighting out of Kansas City, Mo. by way of Kyangwali, Uganda) at featherweight.
Jessica-Rose Clark (11-6 1NC, fighting out of Innisfail, Australia) squares off with Stephanie Egger (6-2, fighting out of St. Gallen, Switzerland) in a bantamweight bout
Chas Skelly (16-3 1NC, fighting out of Arlington, Texas) returns to action against Mark Striegl (18-3 1NC, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev. by way of Baguio City, Philippines) at featherweight
Diana Belbita (14-6, fighting out of Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada) looks to build off the momentum of her first UFC win when she takes on Gloria de Paula (5-4, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) at strawweight
Dana White’s Contender Series contract winner Chad Anheliger (11-5, fighting out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada) debuts against Jesse Strader (5-2, fighting out of Antelope Valley, Calif.) in a bantamweight bout
How to watch UFC Fight Night: Walker vs. Hill in US | UFC Fight Night Walker vs. Hill US Time
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: WALKER vs HILL will air live in Asia on Sunday, February 20 from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The main card starts at 8:00 a.m. (Hong Kong) and the prelims kick everything off at 5:00 a.m.
How to watch UFC Fight Night: Walker vs. Hill in India | UFC Fight Night: Walker vs. Hill India Time
Watch UFC Fight Night - Walker vs Hill LIVE on SONY TEN 3 & SONY TEN 3 HD channels on 20th February 2022 from 5:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
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