The Tuf 19 tournament winner Corey Anderson entered this fight with a record of 12-4-0 (33% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.8 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jon Jones). He lost two consecutive bouts in 2017, with Jimi Manuwa (Manuwa vs Anderson) and Ovince St Preux (Ovince St Preux vs Corey Anderson) but then he has won three fights beating Ilir Latifi in his last one (Corey Anderson vs Ilir Latifi).
His opponent, Johnny Walker, has an official mma record of 17-3-0 (94% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.24 in the same weight class. He lost to Henrique Silva Lopes in 2016 but since then he has won nine consecutive bouts beating Khalil Rountree (Khalil Rountree vs Johnny Walker), Justin Ledet (Johnny Walker vs Justin Ledet) and Misha Cirkunov in his last three (Misha Cirkunov vs Johnny Walker). Anderson vs Walker is on the undercard of Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz – UFC 244. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
UFC 244 fight card (main fights):
Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz
Kelvin Gastelum vs Darren Till
Stephen Thompson vs Vicente Luque
Derrick Lewis vs Blagoy Ivanov
Kevin Lee vs Gregor Gillespie
Corey Anderson vs Johnny Walker
Anderson’s previous fight: Corey Anderson vs Ilir Latifi
Walker’s previous fight: Misha Cirkunov vs Johnny Walker
Anderson vs Walker Fight Video:
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