Light heavyweight prospect Johnny Walker doesn’t want to wait around for too long before he returns to the Octagon again.
After a 15-second KO of Justin Ledet at UFC Fortaleza, the Brazilian stated he was fresh and felt like he didn’t fight at all, which is why, in a recent interview with Combate, the Brazilian challenged veteran Jimi Manuwa for a London fight, in March.
“I want to fight Jimi Manuwa in London. I’m ready. What about you, Manuwa, do you accept the challenge?” Walker asked.
Undefeated in his Octagon career, Johnny Walker’s (16-3) two UFC fights have not gone past the first round. Before knocking out Ledet, the 26-year-old also defeated Khalil Rountree by way of KO back in November. Both victories extended his current win streak to eight. Walker’s last loss came in June 2016, when he was knocked out by Henrique Lopes.
Not in the best stage of his career, Jimi Manuwa (17-5) is currently going through a three-fight skid, with losses to the likes of Volkan Oezdemir, Jan Blachowicz and Thiago Santos, two of them by knockout. ‘Poster Boy’ hasn’t won a fight since a KO win over Corey Anderson back in March 2017.
UFC Fight Night 147 will take place in London, England, on March 16. The card will be headlined by a welterweight bout between Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal.
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