Brazilian promise for the light heavyweight division (up to 93kg.), Johnny Walker already has a date to return to the octagon. After two consecutive defeats, the athlete returns to action against Ryan Spann at UFC 253, which occurs on September 19, with no confirmed location. The information was released by ‘ESPN.’
After a meteoric rise in the organization, Walker quickly fell into the public eye after three consecutive lightning victories. However, the athlete ended up dropping in performance and saw his chances of competing for the belt move away momentarily after the defeats to Corey Anderson (2019) and Nikita Krylov (2020).
For their next challenge, Ultimate decided to cast the Brazilian for another test. The fighter will be committed to facing the dangerous Ryan Spann, who comes from four positive results in a row and never lost in the UFC.
In the 14th position in the organization’s ranking – one behind Walker – Spann will have the opportunity to overtake the Belford Roxo (RJ) fighter and follow his trajectory towards the top.
For his part, Johnny wants to prove that he can act at a high level against strong opponents. This will be the 28th fight of the 28-year-old Brazilian as a professional in MMA.
The expectation is that UFC 253 will be headed by the awaited confrontation between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Borrachinha. They will face each other in the middleweight belt dispute (up to 83.9 kg.).