Journal 21 February 2022:
Johnny Walker Loses His Label As The Man Who Will Beat Jones, The return of Chad Mendes in BKFC, and Wrestling Vs. Jiu-Jitsu Turns Into A Striking Bout.
The UFC Apex is a fantastic area to see knockouts and strong performances from fighters in the UFC. last Saturday EST on UFC Fight Night on January 10th, rising UFC prospect Jamahal Hill stopped the Johnny Walker hype-train as Hill gave a straight hand to Walker’s temple to finish the fight in just only one round.
Hill wasn’t interested in naming anybody as a potential next opponent, but he still has his sights on a future showdown with a fighter who could be champion within the next few months.
“Right now, other than the Jiri [Prochazka] fight, not really,” Hill said at the UFC Vegas 48 post-fight press conference. “Everybody else is kind of tied up, and then the way that they fight and kind of like how they bring the fight out.
On the other side of the spectrum, Chad Mendes had an excellent BKFC debut on Saturday when he faced Joshuah “Famez” Alvarez.
The former UFC title challenger looked home early, surprising “Famez” with a big shot. Mendes avoided damage in the first round while landing the more punishing strikes. Mendes continued to swing for the one-punch KO in the second, but Alvarez was able to stay upright – until Mendes flattened him with a right hand at the end of the second round. This was Mendes’s first victory after suffering a loss at the current UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski in December 2018.
And lastly, the main event of Bellator features the battle between BJJ Vs. American Wrestling as Neima Gracie and Logan Storley battle to rise to the top of the rank in the Bellator welterweight division. Instead of the grappling and scrambling bout, what happened was a striking festival made by the fighter, with each fighter landing clean shots to the head that rocked both fighters in the 4th round of the bout. In the end, Storley took home a unanimous decision with scores of 48-47, 50-45, and 49-46.