UFC Fight Night 201 this weekend is going ahead as planned, despite the original main event being postponed. Rafael dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev’s lightweight brawl has been postponed due to the latter’s visa issues. That bout has now been shifted to UFC 272 next month.
Instead, the original Fight Night 201 co-main event, Johnny Walker’s crossroads light heavyweight clash with Jamahal Hill, will now go on last this Saturday. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of another exciting night at the fights.
Where: UFC Apex, Enterprise, Nevada
When: Saturday 19th February, 10pm UK time
How to watch: BT Sport 1
Tale of the Tape:
Place Of Birth: Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Record: 18-6 (17 finishes)
Last Fight: Walkers lost to former UFC Light Heavyweight title challenger Thiago Santos via five-round decision last time out. The Brazilian has now lost three of his last four visits to the Octagon.
Place Of Birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Alias: Sweet Dreams
Record: 9-1-1 (5 finishes)
Last Fight: ‘Sweet Dreams’ landed a Performance of the Night bonus after taking just 48 seconds to knock out Jimmy Crute in his last outing. That win helped catapult Jamahal Hill to twelfth position in the UFC light heavyweight rankings.
What They Say:
“When I see that the opponent has felt a blow, I will not miss the opportunity. I will make his mother cry.” [AG Fight]
“I’m preparing for whatever, I’m preparing for everything. Because I’m not in his camp, I don’t know what he’s gonna do. I don’t know what they’re working on or what they think they see, what holes they see. I’m preparing for everything.” [MMA News]