Johnny Walker’s brother, undefeated heavyweight Valter Walker signs with UFC

Johnny Walker's brother, who is undefeated in MMA, is soon to join his brother in the UFC.

By: Jack Wannan | 4 months ago
Johnny Walker’s brother, undefeated heavyweight Valter Walker signs with UFC
Johnny Walker's brother, Valter, will grace the UFC cage soon. | IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

A new sibling duo has entered the UFC. The brother of flashy light heavyweight Johnny Walker, Valter Walker, has signed onto the promotion and is expected to debut in just a few months.

Valter is a 25-year-old undefeated heavyweight that is entering the promotion with a flawless record of 11 wins since his debut, which came in just 2020.

Valter enters with an undefeated record

Valter will debut on September 23, facing Jake Collier in a heavyweight bout in the UFC, as first reported by Laerte Viana. Collier enters the matchup on a three-fight losing streak, which is the longest of his career thus far.

Valter has racked up nearly a dozen wins since debuting less than three years ago. Seven of his victories have come via finish, with many of them happening in the first round.

He mainly competed in Russia for the first couple of years of his career. His last fight took place just earlier this week when U.S. promotion Titan FC traveled over to Serbia for a show.

Walker earned the Titan FC Heavyweight Championship in his fight, stopping veteran Alex Nicholson in the fourth round of action. Walker actually injured Nicholson with a slam takedown during their fight, causing the bout to suddenly end in the first of two championship rounds.

UFC’s latest sibling duo

UFC has seen many sibling duos appear over the years. The most notable example arguably is the pairing of Nick and Nate Diaz, who both had extensive runs in the promotion and gained a large amount of popularity in their time.

Sergio and Anthony Pettis, Deiveson and Francisco Figueiredo, Kamaru and Mohammed Usman, and Gilbert and Herbert Burns are some examples of sibling duos that have both made it into the UFC. They are just some of the many families that have made their way into the promotion.

Can Valter follow up on Johnny’s strong UFC start?

How will the second Walker brother do in the UFC? We’ll see in a few months. If you remember how Johnny first started in the promotion, you will know that expectations for Valter could be high.

Johnny Walker, the older brother to Valter by five years, has been in the promotion for quite some time now. He got signed onto the UFC in 2018 with a win on Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil – that’s two years before his brother even made his debut.

Walker had a hot start to his promotional run, finishing three opponents in the first round. After a tough near three-year run that saw him score just one win through five appearances, Walker has put together some momentum as of late with three victories over the past 12 months. His last win came against veteran Anthony Smith, who he beat in a one-sided unanimous decision last month.

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Jack Wannan is a reporter for Bloody Elbow. He joined the site in 2023 after previously writing for and Knockdown News. He is currently in the process of earning a bachelor's degree in journalism at Toronto Metropolitan University.

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