Knockout artist Johnny Walker might merely go for his second submission win inside the UFC, this time spherical in opposition to a jiu-jitsu specialist. Paired up in opposition to Paul Craig at UFC 283, the Brazilian is guaranteeing that he’s not apprehensive regarding the ‘Bearjew’’s grappling ahead of their match in Rio de Janeiro.
In an interview with Combate, Walker emphasised how good Craig’s flooring skills are, evaluating his opponent to legendary black belt Demian Maia. However, the 30-year-old moreover gave his private jiu-jitsu credit score rating, saying he may even submit the his Scottish opponenht, too, must he see an opportunty.
“I’m good on the underside, too, nevertheless it’s vital to respect the individual’s flooring sport. He’s truly good. He holds the doc for triangle submission wins. When you occur to’re careless, he may even go for an armbar or a heel hook, too. He’s truly good at jiu-jitsu. He’s the sunshine heavyweight Demian Maia. You could respect him. If I see an arm, leg or neck inside my grasp, though, I’m going for it. I’m not afraid of taking risks. I’ve strategy, too. I’m sharp, I’d take an arm or his neck home.”
Although Walker doesn’t rule out a attainable submission win, the Brazilian is conscious of his best profit lies on placing. As a consequence of that, he says he’ll try his hardest to take care of the battle standing in an effort to ranking a comfortable win in his home metropolis.
“I’ll have a great deal of options to take care of the battle standing.” Walker talked about. “I switch greater and I can use my attain. I do know he’s going for a takedown after I start hitting him. It’s truly onerous to be aggressive whereas shifting backwards. If I stroll forward, though, I’ll be giving him a risk to take me down. It’s going to be harder to defend it, too. I’ll should hit him to handle the area. I’ll have to be aggressive, nevertheless actual, too. I’ll should assault him aggressively, nevertheless with out shifting forward. I practiced that fairly quite a bit. I’ll be using my kicks, knees, elbows. I’ll use each half at my disposal.”
In his last outing, Walker (19-7) may need averted getting launched from the promotion when he scored his first UFC submission win in opposition to Ion Cutelaba, once more in September 2022. The victory snapped a two-fight shedding skid for the 33-year-old, with losses to Jamahal Hill and Thiago Santos.
Walker and Craig are anticipated to faceoff on the PPV portion of UFC 283, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The January twenty first card is scheduled to be headlined by a light-weight heavyweight battle for the division’s vacant title, between former champion Glover Teixeira and contender Jamahal Hill.
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