Johnny Walker hopes to fight Alex Pereira at UFC 300

Johnny Walker shares his thoughts on fighting Alex Pereira next.

by Aryan Lakhani
Johnny Walker hopes to fight Alex Pereira at UFC 300
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The rising UFC light heavyweight contender Johnny Walker will soon face Magomed Ankalaev again as he has to settle a proper outcome in the rematch since their first encounter was declared a no-contest decision. Johnny Walker believes a win from here will put him a few steps closer towards getting the next title shot.

Walker is eagerly waiting to face Alex Pereira and is ready to do whatever it takes to claim a win against Magomed Ankalaev in the rematch. The first match was declared a no-contest because Magomed Ankalaev landed an unintentional Illegal knee shot.

The rematch will play a huge role in deciding who can become the next title challenger.

Johnny Walker on fighting Magomed Ankalaev for the rematch

Recently in an interview with The Schmo, Johnny Walker shared his thoughts on fighting Magomed Ankalaev for the rematch.

“One hundred percent,” Walker said, as quoted by “I have some business to deal with (Ankalaev) because the last fight was not the way I expected it to be. I felt him already. I felt everything.

I know his power and I have some very big surprises for him”.

Johnny Walker on being the next title challenger

“Maybe me, I just have to beat Ankalaev first. Whatever it takes, I’ll be ready. I can’t wait to put my hands on him and make him pay, It’s going to be like a little revenge because he landed a bad, illegal knee in Abu Dhabi.

He has control of the fight. He knows what he was doing. You can never land an unintentional knee. Your knee doesn’t go in somebody’s face unintentionally, so I’m going to get him. I’m going to get my revenge”.

Jamahal Hill will soon make a return, he expects to show up in the second half of 2024 and is promised a direct title shot.

Alex Pereira