Jamahal Hill brutally KO’s Johnny Walker at UFC Vegas 48
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, February 19, 2022, for UFC Vegas 48, headlined by a pair of ranked light-heavyweight contenders in Johnny Walker and Jamahal Hill.
Co-headlining the event is a catchweight bout between Kyle Daukaus and Jamie Pickett.
Daukaus was initially slated against Julian Marquez at 185 lbs, however, as Pickett took the fight on short notice, it proceeds at a catchweight of 195 lbs.
Reverting back to our main event, Walker comes into the bout having gone 1-3 over his last four contests, after opening up his UFC tenure with three-straight first round knockouts, brutal knockouts at that, each of them.
Hill on the other hand is coming off a first-round knockout victory himself, his over the fellow surging Jimmy Crute back in December. Prior to that, he was handed his first defeat, via submission to Paul Craig.
Continue reading to see how this epic light-heavyweight contest went down:
Official Result: Jamahal Hill def. Johnny Walker via KO (punch) at 2:55 of round one
Walker begins to pick Hill apart with his kicks and is having a lot of success with it; starting with the front snap kick, followed by a diversity of leg kicks, and then he gets his head kicks going.
He’s landing a lot on Hill, though they aren’t the most devastating strikes.
Hill then begins to pressure Walker, who’s still getting some shots off going backward. Hill is throwing one shot at a time, as he’s finding a difficult time finding Walker’s range and timing.
However, just as we’re thinking that, Hill lunges in with a beautifully timed and placed overhand right, which lands directly onto the temple of Walker, and secures the KO victory right then and there.
This was a pretty crazy knockout, Walker was out before going down, then ate another vicious shot on the ground whilst unconscious. It appears Jamahal Hill may become a serious problem in the UFC’s light-heavyweight division.
The 205lb division was just put on NOTICE 🤯
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— UFC (@ufc) February 20, 2022
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