Apparently, the only person who can stop Johnny Walker is Johnny Walker.
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.
Holy knee! He hurt himself doing the worm ♀️ Great performance though #ufc235— Tatiana Suarez (@TSPMMA115) March 3, 2019
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.