Magomed Ankalaev vs Johnny Walker Prediction UFC Picks 1/13

Magomed Ankalaev vs Johnny Walker Prediction UFC Picks 1/13

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UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker

Get ready for an explosive showdown in the Light Heavyweight division as Magomed "Gorets" Ankalaev takes on Johnny Walker at UFC Fight Night. This highly anticipated matchup promises intense action, and fans can expect a thrilling clash between these two formidable fighters.

 

Magomed Ankalaev

Representing Team Gorets, the 31-year-old Russian powerhouse Magomed Ankalaev stands at 6'3" and weighs 204 lbs. Ankalaev boasts an impressive record of 18 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw, making him a dominant force in the division.

Recent Fight History:

  • Oct 21, 2023: Ankalaev's bout with Johnny Walker ended in a No Contest during the first round at UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker.
  • Dec 10, 2022: Ankalaev fought Jan Blachowicz to a Draw in a five-round battle at UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev.
  • Jul 30, 2022: Ankalaev secured a KO/TKO victory over Anthony Smith in the second round at UFC Fight Night: Peña vs. Nunes 2.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Ankalaev, known for his striking prowess, has delivered KO/TKO finishes in 10 of his 18 victories. With an orthodox stance and a 75" reach, he possesses the tools to control the distance and unleash powerful strikes.

 

Johnny Walker

Hailing from Brazil, Johnny Walker, a 31-year-old fighter representing SBG Ireland, stands at an impressive 6'6" and weighs 205 lbs. With a record of 21 wins and 7 losses, Walker brings an exciting and aggressive style to the octagon.

Recent Fight History:

  • Oct 21, 2023: Walker's matchup against Magomed Ankalaev resulted in a No Contest during the first round at UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker.
  • May 13, 2023: Walker secured a Unanimous Decision victory over Anthony Smith in a three-round battle at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Almeida.
  • Jan 21, 2023: Walker delivered a KO/TKO finish to Paul Craig in the first round at UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Known for his dynamic striking and athleticism, Walker has secured 16 of his 21 victories via KO/TKO. With an orthodox stance and an 82" reach, he possesses the ability to end fights with explosive striking combinations.

 

Prediction:

With both Ankalaev and Walker showcasing powerful striking, this matchup has the potential for a spectacular finish. The odds favor Ankalaev to win by KO/TKO, DQ, or Submission at -250, indicating a high likelihood of a decisive conclusion.

Considering Walker's aggressive style and Ankalaev's KO/TKO proficiency, the prediction leans towards a finish in this exciting Light Heavyweight clash.

 

Pick: Magomed Ankalaev to Win by KO/TKO, DQ, or Submission (-250)

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