Light Heavyweights Paul Craig, Johnny Walker To Meet At UFC 283

Johnny Walker and Paul Craig have been paired up for UFC’s January 21st event at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The light heavyweight bout is now part of UFC 283, per a report from AgFight.

Walker will be aiming to keep his momentum going after an important win recently.

Walker scored a submission victory in his last appearance, stopping Ion Cutelaba in the first round with a rear naked choke. This fight turned things around for him after struggling in recent years, having won just one of his most recent five fights prior to then.

Craig, on the other hand, will be coming back from a loss. His last fight saw him drop a unanimous decision to Volkan Oezdemir after going three rounds.

Craig was on a roll prior to then, attaining a streak of five wins and one draw since mid-2019.

UFC 283 is currently set to be headlined by the fourth fight between flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo and former titleholder Brandon Moreno. Here’s how the card looks now:

Bout 6: Deiveson Figueiredo (21-2-1) vs. Brandon Moreno (20-6-2) (UFC Flyweight Championship)

Bout 5: Brad Tavares (19-7) vs. Gregory Rodrigues (13-4) (Middleweight)

Bout 4: Mauricio Rua (27-13-1) vs. Ihor Potieria (18-3) (Light Heavyweight)

Bout 3: Paul Craig (16-5-1) vs. Johnny Walker (19-7) (Light Heavyweight)

Bout 2: Gabriel Bonfim (13-0) vs. Mounir Lazzez (11-2) (Welterweight)

Bout 1: Josiane Nunes (9-1) vs. Zarah Fairn (6-4) (Featherweight)

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