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UFC 235 video: Johnny Walker knocks out Misha Cirkunov, injures himself celebrating

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Apparently, the only person who can stop Johnny Walker is Johnny Walker.

The Brazilian light heavyweight phenom used a sensational flying knee to knock out Toronto’s Misha Cirkunov in just 36 seconds at UFC 235.

Then the energetic 26-year-old threw himself to the mat at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, appeared to dislocate his left shoulder in the process, and sheepishly admitted as such to color commentator Joe Rogan in his post-fight interview in the cage.

Walker wasted little time finding his opening in the bout, perfectly timing the running knee. He landed a few more punches to the grounded Cirkunov before the bout was waved off.

The victory put Walker (17-3) at 3-0 in the UFC with three knockouts in under two minutes, the most recent one coming just four weeks ago at UFC Fortaleza. Sixteen of his wins are via finish.

Cirkunov (14-5) has now dropped three of his past four fights. All five of his pro defeats have been via finish.

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