UFC Light Heavyweight Johnny Walker Announces Huge News for Fans

Published 10/07/2021, 5:20 AM EDT


Johnny Walker is one of the most entertaining fighters to watch in the octagon. His fighting ability is amazing, and he has provided us with some super fun fights. He fought his way into the UFC through the Dana White’s Contender Series event in August 2018.

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Just last week, Walker lost a close decision against Thiago Santos in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Walker. Following his professional setback, he has received some amazing news on the personal front.

The Brazilian sensation took to Twitter to share some good news with his fans. Walker announced his engagement to his fiancé. The fighter wrote, “Yes a find the one congratulations to me , a new chapter in my life , I’m going to other level a level up love you my fiancé”

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The fighter’s fiance is Tara Campbell. In the picture, Walker and Campbell are posing and showing off the beautiful engagement ring on her left hand.

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Fans formerly saw Walker as the emerging star of the light-heavyweight category and the fighter most likely to defeat Jon Jones. His distinct fighting technique and his persona left the fans hungry to watch him fight again. However, he lost two fights in a row before returning his winning ways against Ryan Spann. Now, after his latest setback (a third defeat in his last four fights) against Santos, his hype train is coming to a halt.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 19: Johnny Walker reacts after his TKO victory over Ryan Spann. UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

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However, knowing the quality that he possesses, UFC fans expect him to put on a fantastic show in his next showdown. As he is just 29, he has plenty of time to prove himself in the promotion.

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If he wants to reach up to the higher ranks, he must continue to fight the way it has previously worked for him, i.e. aggressively. In his battle against Santos, Johnny appeared very different, and he didn’t seem to be his usual self.

Could his to-be-wife help him re-discover himself in training and motivate him to translate that success into the octagon to get his hype train up and running?

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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