Jamahal Hill knocks Johnny Walker out cold at UFC Vegas 48

Jamahal Hill

In the main event of UFC Vegas 48, we saw a big time battle in the light heavyweight division. Top contenders went head-to-head as Johnny Walker (18-6) took on the surging top prospect Jamahal Hill (9-1, 1 NC).

Walker is going to be looking to bounce back in this one. The last time we saw Johnny Walker, he was headlining a UFC Fight Night against former title challenger Thiago Santos. It didn’t go well for Walker.

Walker was very tentative and not effective enough to win himself a decision. A few years ago, Walker was in the same position that Hill finds himself in now. The hottest prospect in the UFC’s light heavyweight division.

Since earning a UFC contract on The Contender Series, Jamahal Hill has nearly been perfect and he’s racked up some big wins. Including knockout victories over Ovince St. Preux and Jimmy Crute in his last fight.

The lone loss he’s had in the UFC came against Jiu Jitsu expert Paul Craig. Craig pulled guard and locked Hill up in a nasty submission. However, outside of that, nobody has touched Hill inside the octagon.

UFC Vegas 48 Recap

Round 1

The UFC Vegas 48 main event kicked off with a touch of the gloves. Hill immediately starts with light pressure as Walker circles on the outside. Lots of feints from Walker and he throws a body kick with a leg kick behind it.

Another leg kick from Walker and Hill answers with a body kick. Spinning attack from Walker and he eats a counter from Hill. Nice leg kick lands for Walker and Hill is starting to really pressure here. Big shot from Hill is countered nicely by Walker.

Walker immediately presses forward and goes after Hill. Hill missing on his shots early, but he’s back on the pressure. Nice kick lands for Walker and he doubles it up. Both men trade jabs in the center.

Out of no where a massive shot lands for Hill and Walker falls stiff backwards out cold. A massive statement for Jamahal Hill at UFC Vegas 48.

Jamahal Hill def. Johnny Walker by KO – Round 1