Over the weekend, Ovince St. Preux’s management revealed that the light heavyweight had been forced to pulled out of a proposed clash with Misha Cirkunov at UFC 235 due to injury. Walker has since offered his services.
“Hey [Misha Cirkunov], I heard you need a new opponent for UFC 235?” Walker wrote on Instagram. “I might know someone. [UFC and Dana White] I am waiting for your call.”
Walker generated some buzz at UFC Fight Night 144, where he dropped Ledet with a spinning back fist and finished him with follow-up punches in just 15 seconds. That win came on the heels of Walker’s elbow knockout of Khalil Rountree at UFC Fight Night 140 this past November. Those back-to-back victories have made Walker one of the most talked about new talents in the UFC’s light heavyweight division.
Cirkunov halted a two-bout skid in his last outing, as he submitted Patrick Cummins with an arm-triangle choke 2:40 into the opening round of their encounter at UFC Fight Night 138.
UFC 235 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on March 2 and is headlined by a light heavyweight title clash between Jon Jones and Anthony Smith. The promotion has not officially confirmed St. Preux’s withdrawal from the fight with Cirkunov.
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Hey @mishac911 , I heard you need a new opponent for UFC 235? I might know someone... @ufc @danawhite I am waiting for the call Ei Misha Cirkunov, você precisa de um novo adversário? Eu conheço alguém... UFC, é só chamar #UFC #imready #imhere #letsdoit #Champion #MMA #bjj #wrestling #muaythai #boxe