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When is Ankalaev vs Walker?
Magomed Ankalaev is set to face the challenge of Johnny Walker during the main card of UFC 294, on Saturday 21st October 2023 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Ankalaev vs Walker stats
Magomed Ankalaev steps into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Johnny Walker will make his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest Walker has a large advantage in power over Ankalaev, boosting at 76% knock out percentage over Ankalaev's 53%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Walker will have an advantage over Ankalaev, with a 14% submission rate over Ankalaev's 0%.
Magomed Ankalaev is the same age as Johnny Walker, at 31 years old.
Walker has a height advantage of 3 inches over Ankalaev. This also extends to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Ankalaev's experience as a professional fighter is relatively equal to Walker's, having had 10 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 month later than Walker, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 1 more professional rounds, 44 to Walker's 43.
Ankalaev vs Walker form
Ankalaev has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he drew Jan Blachowicz at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by split draw in their 5 round contest in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Anthony Smith at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
He had won against Ion Cutelaba at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Walker has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night – Rozenstruik vs. Almeida on 13th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Paul Craig at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ion Cutelaba at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Jamahal Hill at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Thiago Santos at UFC Vegas 38 on 2nd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Johnny Walker has been fighting more than Magomed Ankalaev.
Magomed Ankalaev last fought 9 months and 11 days ago, while Johnny Walker's last outing was 4 months and 8 days ago.
Ankalaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Walker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Ankalaev vs Walker?
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Ankalaev vs Walker US streams
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UFC 294 Tickets
Where can I get Tickets for Ankalaev vs Walker?
You can buy UFC 294 tickets on the resale market for this fight from TicketNetwork. Tickets are exchanging hands from $997 - $3675.
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