Johnny Walker finished Justin Ledet at the 15-second mark of the opening round with a spinning back fist at Fight Night 144 in Brazil. The light heavyweight says he wasn’t aiming his rival’s head with the attempted soccer kick because he knows what he’s doing.
After dropping Ledet with impressive combinations in the main card of UFC Fortaleza, it seems like Walker is lighting his way to stardom. He scored a 15-second TKO after throwing a push kick, a hook kick to the jaw, and a spectacular spinning-back fist combination.
“I’m ready, whoever wants to fight me, Russians, Americans, I don’t care… I do what I love I was born to do this and I do this for everyone here,” Walker said after winning his career’s 16th victory.
The Rio de Janeiro fighter boosted his reputation after Saturday night’s three-move combo that dropped Ledet to his second MMA loss. Walker threw a hook kick to the American fighter’s jaw before dropping him with a spinning-back fist and securing the win with heavy shots.
“We never imagine how a fight will end, you just need to get ready for anything that happens inside the Octagon. Today, I just wanted to fight and have fun there. I still want to put on much better shows than this. Each day I will improve and be better,” Walker said post-fight.
“I’ve just arrived in the UFC. I want to get experience, win a lot of fights. There are many people still in front of me, people who already deserve to be where they are. I’ll do it to deserve it.”
“I want to fight again. I want to fight again tonight.”
Walker is an alumnus of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series who also kicked off his MMA debut with a first-round knockout of Khalil Rountree at UFC Argentina. After his quick work of Ledet, the 26-year-old revealed that he almost didn’t break a sweat.
“I sweat a lot when I warm up and I haven’t made energy after I knock him out. Then I had true commemoration, spending my energy because I was so excited,” Walker said in an interview with MMA Fighting.
Aside from his impressive mixed martial art combinations, Walker wowed the audience with his spectacular celebration of the win inside the Octagon. He showed some ‘cool’ dance moves as backflips and ‘worm dance,’ saying spent he spent more energy on them than the fight.
When asked whether he was aiming for Ledet’s head with the high kick, the Brazilian fighter said: “No, I have (a) good end. I trained for this, I’m professional. I know what I do. I know if I kick head, it’s an illegal move. I kicked his belly.”
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