Brazilian UFC fighter Johnny Walker delivered a knockout for the ages and a celebration to match but he almost ruined it all with a kick to a grounded opponent. In bizarre scenes at UFC Fortaleza, Walker started the fight striking a relaxed pose against the cage before unleashing his fury on American fighter Justin Ledet.
Walker hit Ledet with a hook kick to the head and followed up with a spinning back-fist for a brutal knockdown before throwing a soccer kick at his grounded opponent. Fortunately for the 26-year-old Brazilian, the kicked missed and he finished off Ledet with some savage overhand rights — before the referee ruled the fight over via TKO in just 15 seconds, making it one of the quickest in UFC history.
The charismatic Rio de Janeiro light heavyweight burnished his burgeoning reputation on Saturday night with a quick and spectacular finish of Justin Ledet on the main card of UFC Fortaleza. Walker got the TKO victory in just 15 seconds. “I want to fight again,” Walker said. “I want to fight again tonight.”
Walker through a push kick, connected on a hook kick to the jaw, then landed a spectacular spinning-back fist which dropped Ledet. Walker went to through a kick to the downed Ledet which fortunately for Walker’s sake missed, then started landing right hands until the bout was quickly waved off. With that, Walker is now 16-3, with 15 career stoppages, and both of his UFC victories are first-round stoppages.
“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.” Ledet is now on a two-fight losing streak after winning his first three UFC fights. With this performance, Walker proves yet again that he may be the next big thing at 205 pounds. This victory extends his current win streak to eight and pushes his career knockout total to 13 in just 16 wins. Walker is going to get a major step up in competition his next time out and fight fans will really get an idea of what the 26-year-old is capable of in a division desperate for new contenders.