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Johnny Walker will fight submission specialist Paul Craig in Rio de Janeiro

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Paul Craig will face Johnny Walker at UFC 283 in Brazil. Photo: Jason Da Silva

Two of the most exciting fighters in the light heavyweight division will clash in the promotion’s return to Brazil. Johnny Walker will fight on his hometurf when he squares off against submission specialist Paul Craig in Rio de Janeiro.

Walker is coming off a submission win over Ion Cutelaba at UFC 279 in September, while Craig last competed at UFC Fight Night 208 in London, where lost a unanimous decision to Volkan Oezdemir.

Read more: UFC 283: Deiveson Figueiredo is set to clash with Brandon Moreno – for the fourth time!

Current line-up for UFC 283 in Brazil

Check out the current UFC 283 lineup below!

  • Flyweight title bout: (c) Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno
  • Welterweight bout: Mounir Lazzez vs. Gabriel Bonfim
  • Women’s featherweight bout: Josiane Nunes vs. Zarah Fairn Dos Santos
  • Middleweight bout: Gregory Rodrigues vs. Brad Tavares
  • Light heavyweight bout: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Ihor Potieria
  • Light heavyweight bout: Paul Craig vs. Johnny Walker

UFC 283 is the promotions first event in Brazil for almost three years.

“Anyone who follows this sport knows how important Brazil is to mixed martial arts and to UFC. Brazil is one of our biggest and fastest growing markets and has produced some of the best athletes this sport has ever seen. Fight Pass is going to take our business to the next level by delivering all our content directly to our fans. Plus, we’re teaming up with Band, one of the biggest broadcasters in Brazil, which is going to provide massive exposure for UFC and help us grow our fan base and make this sport bigger than ever,” UFC president Dana White stateted in a release in August.

Read more: MMA legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua returns for possible final fight in the UFC!


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