Join us here at Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, and main event play-by-play as UFC Vegas 48: Walker vs. Hill card goes down from the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The main event is a light heavyweight bout between strikers Johnny Walker and Jamahal Hill. Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rafael Fiziev was the original main event but was moved to UFC 272 due to Fiziev’s visa problems. The co-main is Kyle Daukaus in a special 195 lbs catchweight against Jamie Pickett. Jim Miller also makes his 39th UFC appearances against newcomer Niklas Motta.
This will be an ESPN+ exclusive show but will be kicking off a little earlier than usual. The seven-fight preliminary card is scheduled to start at 4pm ET/1pm PT on ESPN+. The five-fight main card is supposed to start at 7pm ET/4pm PT. For the areas outside of the United States, you can catch all the scheduled contests on UFC Fight Pass.
Main Card (7 PM ET, ESPN+)
Johnny Walker vs. Jamahal Hill
Round 1 - Good action from both men in the opening minute. Leg kick by Walker. Head kick just misses for Walker. Counter right by Hill while backing up and Walker closes the distance, looks for a takedown. Knee to the body by Hill. They separate and are back to striking. They trade more kicks. Hill doing the pressuring. AND THEN HE KNOCKS OUT WALKER WITH A RIGHT HAND! KNOCKED HIM STIFF AND HE FELL LIKE A TREE! Jamahal Hill def. Johnny Walker by KO (punch) at 2:55 of round 1
Kyle Daukaus def. Jamie Pickett by submission (d’arce choke) at 4:59 of round 1
Parker Porter def. Alan Baudot by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Jim Miller def. Nikolas Motta by TKO (punches) at 1:58 of round 2
Joaquin Buckley def. Abdul Razak Alhassan by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (4 PM ET, ESPN+)
David Onama def. Gabriel Benitez by KO (punches) at 4:24 of round 1
Stephanie Egger def. Jessica-Rose Clark by submission (armbar) at 3:$4 of round 1
Chas Skelly def. Mark Striegl by TKO (knee and punches) at 2:01 of round 2
Gloria de Paula def. Diana Belbita by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Chad Anheliger def. Jesse Strader by TKO (punches) at 3:33 of round 3
Jonathan Pearce def. Christian Rodriguez by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Mario Bautista def. Jay Perrin by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)