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Johnny Walker’s Weight, Height and Reach: Everything About the UFC Light Heavyweight

Published 10/20/2023, 3:58 PM EDT

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Most fans may remember the noted UFC light heavyweight Johnny Walker’s last fight. The Brazilian took on his divisional rival, Anthony Smith, at UFC on ABC 4, where he achieved a superb victory. Several fans said that Walker took mercy on Smith by choosing not to go for a TKO victory that he could have easily achieved. The 31-year-old has showcased many such dominating performances in his UFC career to date.

A large chunk of fans may agree that Walker possesses superb power in his strikes due to his staunch physique. He is currently in the fifth year of his UFC tenure and has also developed a lot as a fighter during this time. The UFC authorities have elected the noted Dagestani UFC light heavyweight, Magomed Ankalaev, as his next rival. But before the fight between these two light heavyweight stars commences, let’s have a quick look at the Brazilian’s fight stats.

Johnny Walker’s massive physical stature acts as a huge advantage

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Walker stands at a massive height of 6’6″. He has KO’d several opponents to date with the incredible power that he possesses in his strikes. His rivals Ryann Spann, Khalil Rountree, and others are familiar with this since they have tasted it themselves. Apart from his striking, Walker is also a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has showcased that he can be formidable on the ground too.

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Walker’s insane reach provides him with a big advantage too. ‘Tapology’ reveals that the 31-year-old packs an incredible reach of 82.0 inches (208cm). It enables him to land long jabs on his opponents even though he continues to stay out of their range. The Brazilian also has a leg reach of 44.5 inches (113cm) which provides him with the weapon of powerful leg kicks.

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Currently, he boasts a commendable record of 21-7-0 in his overall pro-MMA career, whereas his UFC record stands at 7-4. But a look at the way in which he achieved his victories will reveal that Walker prefers a stand-up fight instead of trying to take it to the ground.

How will Johnny Walker’s UFC 294 bout against Magomed Ankalaev unfold?

Although Walker’s UFC 294 rival, Magomed Ankalaev also hails from Khabib Nurmagomedov’s native land of Dagestan, he showcases a stark difference from the usual Dagestani style of fighting. While Khabib and Islam Makhachev showcase a grappling-heavy style of fighting, Ankalaev trusts his striking skills way more than grappling.

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Hence, the fans may be up for an interesting showdown when these two lock horns against each other. Walker definitely has enough to silence the Etihad Arena crowd, who will probably cheer for Ankalaev on October 21. Do you think he will actually be able to do so?

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Souvik Roy

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