Report: Johnny Walker & Jimmy Crute Have Agreed to Scrap
It looks like two of the UFC's rising light heavyweights are going to battle, as it's being reported Walker and Crute have agreed to fight.
The UFC continues to add fights to its spring schedule, and one of the latest being reported is a bout between two of the promotion’s rising stars.
Johnny Walker and Jimmy Crute have agreed to fight
According to an initial report from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, and a follow-up report from MMA Junkie, Johnny Walker and Jimmy Crute have agreed to fight on March 27. A venue and location for the card has yet to be determined.
Walker (18-5) has been on a lot of folk’s must-see lists since he joined the UFC in 2018, as the 28-year-old stormed through his first three opponents. The buzz behind Walker ratcheted down, however, after he dropped back-to-back fights to Corey Anderson and Nikita Krylov.
But, in Walker’s last fight, he KO’d Ryan Spann, who had a ton of hype behind him leading into the bout (as he had won 8 straight.
Crute (12-1) is widely considered to be one of the top prospects at 205, on account of his 4-1 run in the UFC to date. The only fighter to beat the 24-year-old Australian is Misha Cirkunov.
Most recently, in October, Crute quickly knocked out Modestas Bukauskas.
Walker is currently ranked #9 in the UFC’s light heavyweight division and Crute is #12. So, the winner could very well move on to fight someone who is close to the top five, or possibly in it.
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