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Walker vs Hill betting picks & top odds – UFC Fight Night 201

Walker vs Hill UFC betting picks

Johnny Walker vs Jamahal Hill

Latest Odds & Fight Info

Main Event odds Walker +210 at Bovada | Hill -250 at Bovada
When Saturday, February 19 – main card from 4pm PST
Where UFC APEX – Las Vegas, Nevada
Watch Live ESPN+ (US), BT Sport (UK), ESPN (AU), UFC Fight Pass

A light heavyweight bout between Johnny Walker and Jamahal Hill is set to serve as the main event of UFC Fight Night 201 this Saturday night in Las Vegas. The originally scheduled main event between Rafael dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev has been postponed to UFC 272 after visa issues prevented Fiziev from being able to attend the fight.

Walker vs Hill form, stats & fight analysis

Jamahal Hill (9-1-0) bounced back from the first loss of his professional career in style, knocking out Jimmy Crute in just 48 seconds in December to earn a Performance of the Night bonus. Hill was 8-0 through his first eight professional fights (and 9-0 if you include his knockout win over Klidson Abreu that was overturned due to a positive marijuana test) before suffering a knockout loss to Paul Craig at UFC 263. The 30-year-old will get another chance to prove himself against a top-10 light heavyweight on Saturday.

Johnny Walker (18-6-0) fell to 1-3 over his last four fights with a decision loss to Thiago Santos in October. The 29-year-old was a perfect 9-0-0 over his previous nine fights before this recent slump in an impressive stretch that included three straight first-round knockouts to open his UFC career. All four of Walker’s wins in the UFC have come by knockout, as have 15 of his 18 wins overall.

Walker vs Hull UFC main event predictions

This should be an exciting fight between two light heavyweights with plenty of striking power and talent for finding finishes. On the one hand, it’s tempting to take a shot on Johnny Walker at this price; all it takes is one well-timed strike with a fighter of his caliber, after all. But the same can be said for Jamahal Hill, who’s speed and power make him the clear favorite ahead of this bout.

Perhaps Walker finds his form and wins this fight, but we aren’t going to bet on it. His chin is a major concern after having been knocked out by Corey Anderson and rattled in his fight against Ryan Spann before regrouping to win. Against a heavy hitter like Hill, there probably won’t be a chance to regroup this time around. Look for a fast-paced first round before the fight eventually settles down and Hill finds the right moment to strike for the knockout win.

Jamahal Hill by KO/TKO

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