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Johny Walker ready to welcome Alex Pereira to Light Heavyweight

LockerRoom Team
14 April 2023

Johny Walker is ready to welcome Alex Pereira to Light Heavyweight. After his loss to Israel Adesanya at UFC 287, Pereira revealed that he will be moving to Light Heavyweight.

Meanwhile, intriguing challengers like Johnny Walker - a fellow Brazilian like Pereira—love the thought of a confrontation with the brutal knockout artist.

Speaking to Middle Easy, Walker noted that he is ready to fight Pereira.

“Let’s come. Everyone is going to have to welcome him. Whatever it takes, I’m happy to [fight him]. This is what I do for a living. I don’t pick fights. Whatever UFC books for me I accept and I’ll be happy. I make the Top 10, go there, mission accomplished,” he said in the interview (h/t MMA Mania).

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Walker must defeat Anthony Smith at UFC Charlotte on May 13, 2023, before facing off against Pereira. Walker's resurgent winning streak would reach three games with a victory.

Walker, 31, exhilaratingly exploded onto the UFC scene in 2018, scoring a number of crazy, highlight-reel knockouts before experiencing some similar setbacks. Unfortunately, Pereira met with a similar end this past weekend (April 8, 2023) at UFC 287 when he lost to Israel Adesanya. Walker may identify with Pereira's fighting style after watching the performance in question.

“It was really good.  like [Adesanya’s] defense. When I watched the replay in slow motion Pereira was with his hands way low. You can’t have very good attack and not much defense. I was like this before. I was full attack and no defense and this is why I got caught. I can knock anybody out, but can I protect myself? If you don’t protect yourself it’s what happens. You get knocked out,” he said about the UFC 287 main event.

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