Report: Johnny Walker to Replace Ovince Saint Preux vs. Misha Cirkunov
By FCF Staff
Not long after volunteering to be a replacement opponent for Misha Cirkunov at UFC 235, it’s being reported that Johnny Walker has got his wish.
Ovince Saint Preux was scheduled to fight the light-heavyweight contender at the March 2nd event, but recently it was reported he’s been forced off the card due to injury. Walker responded by offering to be a replacement via social media, and now MMA Fighting’s reporting the new match-up is a go.
Walker (16-3) competed at UFC Fortaleza earlier this month and took out Justin Ledet in just 15 seconds.
Cirkunov (14-4) is coming off a first round, submission win over Patrick Cummins in October.
UFC 235 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.