Last Updated on February 20, 2022 7:32 pm by Erwin Noguera
This weekend we had an interesting fight night, as two strong contenders faced off to end the fight quickly with a devastating KO.
We also had multiple interesting fights in the main card going to decision, and of course, a submission victory that shows both a fighter’s skill set and his opponent’s corner failing their fighter.
We are going to dive into what happened in each of the 5 matches we previously gave our predictions for and break down what happened on Saturday Night.
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UFC Fight Night Round-Up – Walker vs. Hill – Review and Fight Analysis
Johnny Walker vs. Jamahal Hill
Our Pick: Johnny Walker
Outcome: Jamahal Hill turns Walker’s lights out in the first round.
Jamahal Hill has earned a reputation for possessing knockout power.
At 6’4″ and 205 lbs. he has a physique that could easily put on enough muscle to become a heavyweight.
Perhaps that’s the secret to his power; he possesses heavyweight strength and his opponents are not accustomed to that sort of impact.
Regardless of the physics behind the phenomenon, there is no denying Hill’s prowess as a knockout artist.
When Johnny Walker attempted a lazy jab, Hill countered with an overhand right that landed on Walker’s temple.
The punch knocked Walker out on impact; he was asleep before he hit the canvas. Jamahal Hill is here to stay.
Kyle Daukaus vs. Jamie Pickett
Our Pick: Kyle Daukaus
Outcome: Daukaus scored a submission win in the first round via D’arce Choke
Kyle Daukaus is a middleweight who has earned a reputation for being equally as good at grappling as he is at striking.
Against a fighter as well-rounded as he is, it is best to adjust on the fly. One minute you could be exchanging punches, the next you could be on the mat.
Jamie Pickett did a great job early on of avoiding the various submission holds that Daukaus attempted against him.
However, with time running out in the first round, Daukaus was able to establish a blood-choke with a serious grip. Pickett could feel himself losing breath and tapped out to submit.
There’s no shame in submitting to a submission artist as skilled as Daukaus, but there’s one glaring exception: there was only one second left in the round when Pickett tapped out!
Parker Porter vs. Alan Baudot
Our Pick: Parker Porter
Outcome: Parker Porter scores a unanimous decision victory.
Parker Porter and Alan Baudot are two very large men.
They each weigh close to the 265 lb. limit set for heavyweights by the organization.
These two men split the first two rounds of the fight.
Porter put an exclamation point on the first round with a late takedown.
Baudot outpointed Porter in round two with good use of the jab.
Through the first few minutes of round three, Baudot continued to be effective with the jab, keeping Porter on the outside.
However, Porter scored a takedown with two minutes left in the round and proceeded to dominate the remainder of the fight with ground control time.
That would prove to be the determining factor, as the judges awarded Porter for his efforts with a unanimous decision victory.
Jim Miller vs. Nikolas Motta
Our Pick: Jim Miler
Outcome: The Veteran Miller scored a TKO by punches in the 2nd round.
Nikolas Motta fought admirably for the first round and a half.
However, Jim Miller is an experienced veteran who knows how to exploit his opponent’s weaknesses.
In the middle of the second round, Miller found an opening and landed an overhand right that sent Motta crashing to the mat.
He then pounced on his opponent and rendered him defenseless with a fierce barrage of punches.
The referee was forced to stop the fight.
Joaquin Buckley vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan
Our Pick: Joaquin Buckley
Outcome: Buckley scores a split decision victory.
In the first round, both men showed too much respect for their opponent’s power.
They were tentative and neither one was able to accomplish much.
Round two saw a huge increase in the action.
After Buckley scored a huge takedown, Alhassan fought to his feet and attempted to respond.
However, Buckley stayed aggressive and forced Alhassan to backpedal for most of the round.
Alhassan looked tired to begin round three, but he was able to find his second wind.
He landed a big overhand right with three and a half minutes left in the round that clearly hurt Buckley.
About a minute later, he scored his best takedown of the entire match.
His superior strength was on display throughout the round, as he added some impressive ground control time to the impressive performance.
In the end, the judges decided that Buckley did enough in the first two rounds to escape with the win.
The Aftermath: A clean KO to push forward in the division.
Once again, our predictions hit 4 out of 5 correct calls, so things are going steady.
Jamahal Hill managed to score a vicious KO to take away our perfect run, and also to slow down Walker’s run in the UFC.
With the power he has at hand, he is pushing forward to score a spot as the next contender for the title.