Johnny Walker

Johnny Walker UFC

Full NameWalker Johnny Silva Barra de Souza

BornMarch 30, 1992

Height6 ft 5 in



Brazilian mixed martial artist Walker Johnny da Silva Barra Souza was born on March 30, 1992. He is currently an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight competitor. Walker has been a professional competitor since 2013.

Prior to his UFC debut, Walker competed in Jungle Fight in his native Brazil and participated in Dana White's Contender Series to secure his entry into the UFC. The Brazilian holds the No.8 spot in the UFC light heavyweight division as of January 29, 2023.

Latest News Update for Johnny Walker

Johnny Walker had his last fight with Paul Craig at UFC 283. The fight took place in Walker’s hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 21, 2023.

Walker won the fight via technical knockout.


Johnny Walker Facts

Birth PlaceBelford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Father’s NameTo Be Updated
Mother’s NameTo Be Updated
Star SignAries
Net Worth (2023)$500,000
Last Fight Earnings$236,000
MMA Debut2013
MMA Record19-7
AchievementsEBD Light Heavyweight Champion
PartnerTara Campbell
ChildrenTo Be Updated
EndorsementsTDIL Sport
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter

Early Life and Career

In December 2013, Walker made his professional MMA debut. He competed in his home country of Brazil for the following four years, with a record of 10 wins, three defeats, with all victories coming via stoppage.

Walker eventually received a training offer from a Scottish businessman and relocated there. However, he was paid nothing after a month and departed. Walker then moved to England where the 27-year-old Brazilian took home the Ultimate Challenge MMA (UCMMA) Light Heavyweight Championship after he defeated Stuart Austin by way of KO. This was his first championship victory.

Walker then defeated Cheick Kone on March 12, 2018, to win the European BeatDown (EBD) Light Heavyweight Championship. Consequently in August 2018, Walker was given a spot on Dana White's Contender Series (DWCS). Walker, a Brazilian, decided to compete for England because he believed that was the country where he could best realize his potential.

Johnny Walker’s Career in UFC

Walker fought against Khalil Rountree Jr. at UFC Fight Night 140 on November 17, 2018, making his UFC promotional debut. He was the victor via a knockout in the first round. Walker received his first Performance of the Night bonus prize courtesy of his stellar performance.

Walker suffered his first UFC defeat at UFC 244 against Corey Anderson. He lost the bout via technical knockout in the first round.

At UFC Fight Night 193 on October 2, 2021, Walker was defeated by Thiago Santos. This was the last fight before his contract was renewed.

Walker fought Jamahal Hill in the main event of UFC Fight Night 201 on February 19, 2022, following the signing of a new six-fight contract. He lost via knockout in the opening round of the fight.

At UFC 279 on September 10, 2022, Walker faced Ion Cuţelaba. He won the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in the very first round. Walker received his fourth Performance of the Night Bonus Award thanks to this triumph.

Walker is set to face Paul Craig on January 21, 2023, at UFC 283.

Johnny Walker Record

Win20-7Paul CraigTKO (punches)UFC 283January 21, 2023
Win19–7Ion CuțelabaSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 279September 10, 2022
Loss18–7Jamahal HillKO (punch)UFC Fight Night: Walker vs. HillFebruary 19, 2022
Loss18–6Thiago SantosDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. WalkerOctober 2, 2021
Win18–5Ryan SpannKO (elbows and punches)UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. WoodleySeptember 19, 2020
Loss17–5Nikita KrylovDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. OliveiraMarch 14, 2020
Loss17–4Corey AndersonTKO (punches)UFC 244November 2, 2019
Win17–3Misha CirkunovTKO (flying knee and punches)UFC 235March 2, 2019
Win16–3Justin LedetTKO (spinning backfist and punches)UFC Fight Night: Assunção vs. Moraes 2February 2, 2019
Win15–3Khalil Rountree Jr.KO (elbow)UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. PonzinibbioNovember 17, 2018
Win14–3Henrique da SilvaDecision (unanimous)Dana White's Contender Series Brazil 2August 11, 2018
Win13–3Cheick KoneTKO (punches)European Beatdown 3March 17, 2018
Win12–3Jędrzej MaćkowiakKO (knee and punches)Krwawy Sport 1: SouthamptonMarch 11, 2018
Win11–3Stuart AustinKO (knee)Ultimate Challenge MMA 54February 10, 2018
Win10–3Rodrigo JesusTKO (punches)Brave Combat Federation 8: The Rise of ChampionsAugust 12, 2017
Win9–3Luis Guilherme de AndradeSubmission (guillotine choke)Katana Fight: Gold EditionMarch 25, 2017
Loss8–3Henrique Silva LopesKO (punches)Jungle Fight 88June 25, 2016
Win8–2Fábio VasconcelosTKO (punches)Imortal FC 4: DynamiteMay 21, 2016
Loss7–2Klidson AbreuSubmission (rear-naked choke)Samurai FC 12October 10, 2015
Win7–1Murilo GrittzTKO (punches)PRVT: Garuva Top FightAugust 16, 2015
Win6–1Marck PolimenoSubmission (rear-naked choke)PRVT: Afonso Pena Top Fight 3June 28, 2015
Win5–1Ricardo PandoraTKO (punches)Imortal FC 1: The InvasionJune 13, 2015
Win4–1Andrew Flores SmithTKO (punches)Peru Fighting Championship 21May 28, 2015
Loss3–1Wagner PradoTKO (punches)Team Nogueira BeachNovember 29, 2014
Win3–0João Vitor Lopes da SilvaTKO (punches)Gigante Fight MMA 2October 11, 2014
Win2–0Vitor CasanovaTKO (punches)Ubá Fight 5September 13, 2014
Win1–0Francisco FranciscoTKO (knees and punches)Circuito Invictus de MMA 2December 14, 2013

Johnny Walker’s Most Popular Fights

Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker

This was Walker's first fight in 12 months. The 29-year-old was scheduled to fight Jimmy Crute in March 2021, but he was forced to pull out due to a pectoral muscle injury.

Santos was able to prevail in a grueling five-round bout. The final score was 48–47 in favor of the Sledgehammer, according to all three judges.

Both fighters made a point of trying to finish the fight on their feet. They combined for only one takedown attempt in five rounds.

Walker had a slight advantage in overall signature strikes (48-44), but Santos' landed a higher percentage (41 to 36). Santos also dealt more damage to the head and body than Walker. (25 of his strikes connected, as opposed to Walker's 16).

Walker was defeated via a unanimous decision.

Walker was defeated by Santos via a unanimous decision

Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cuțelaba

Walker faced off against Ion Cuțelaba at UFC 279

After exchanging head kicks early on, Cuțelaba quickly took Walker to the ground, where Walker immediately began to defend himself from the bottom. Cuțelaba held control until he tried to move into a better position, at which point Walker escaped, grabbed a body lock, and threw the Moldovan to the ground.

From there, Walker began attempting a rear-naked choke while Cuțelaba made every effort to resist the submission with the Brazilian continually posing a threat from behind.

Walker made Cuțelaba pay as he quickly sank his arm under the neck and then locked in the choke, all while Cuțelaba kept trying to escape the position.

Cuțelaba struggled mightily to survive, but eventually, he was forced to submit by having to tap out before he was put to sleep.

Walker won the bout via submission in the first round.


FAQs on Johnny Walker

Which country does Johnny Walker belong to?

Johnny Walker was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

How many losses has Johnny Walker had in the UFC?

Johnny Walker has been defeated four times in the UFC

What is Johnny Walker’s current rank in the UFC?

Johnny Walker is currently ranked No. 8 in the UFC’s light heavyweight rankings.

*Last Updated On 29th January 2023

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