Johnny Walker desires to interchange Ovince Saint Preux, combat Misha Cirkunov at UFC 235

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Johnny Walker is seeking to get a short-notice combat towards Misha Cirkunov at UFC 235.

A gap on the cardboard subsequent month got here up over the weekend when it was introduced Ovince Saint Preux (23-12 MMA, 11-7 UFC) had been compelled out of his scheduled mild heavyweight matchup with Cirkunov (14-Four MMA, 5-2 UFC) at UFC 235 as a result of an damage.

The information was solely public for a short time earlier than Walker (16-Three MMA, 2-Zero UFC), a streaking prospect at 205 kilos, took to social media and requested to be inserted into the combat (by way of Instagram):

Hey @mishac911 , I heard you want a brand new opponent for UFC 235? I would know somebody… 👀 @ufc @danawhite I’m ready for the decision

UFC 235 takes place March 2 at T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas. The principle card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and UFC Struggle Move.

Cirkunov presently is No. 14 within the newest USA TODAY Sports activities/MMAjunkie MMA mild heavyweight rankings. He final noticed motion this previous October when he picked up a first-round submission win over Patrick Cummins. The much-needed consequence snapped a two-fight skid for Cirkunov, who had been handed defeats by Glover Teixeira and Volkan Oezdemir.

Walker is seeking to proceed his climb up the rankings after making a splash since his UFC debut in November. The Brazilian has picked up consecutive knockout wins in a mixed whole of simply over two minutes, with Walker’s most up-to-date efficiency being a 15-second TKO of Justin Ledet at UFC on ESPN+ 2 this month.

If Walker does get the combat at UFC 235, he can be making a one-month turnaround from his win over Ledet.

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