UFC 279 live blog: Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba


This is the UFC 279 live blog for Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba, a light heavyweight main card fight in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Walker, Cutelaba, are in dire need of wins. Walker has lost four straight, while Cutelaba only one in five of his previous five appearances. Both have a reputation for exciting finishes, with a combined 27 knockout victories between them.

Once considered to be a threat to challenge for a UFC title, Walker is now fighting to stay afloat in the 205-pound division. Walker headlined the past two events he has been booked to compete on, but fell in the first round to Jamahal Hill and lost an uneventful decision to Thiago Santos.

Cutelaba is also coming off of a first-round loss, a submission in under half a round to Ryan Spann. Prior to that, he won a unanimous decision over Devin Clark and battled Dustin Jacoby to a split draw.