Johnny Walker vs. Jamahal Hill UFC 270: Betting Data, Odds, and Preview

Johnny Walker and Jamahal Hill has been promoted to the main event for UFC 270. JohhnyCovers is here breaking down everything you need to know ahead of this weekends fight.
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Johnny Walker vs. Jamahal Hill UFC 270: Betting Data, Odds, and Preview

When: February 19, 7:00 PM EDT

Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, NV

Following the postponement of this card’s original main event between Rafael dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev, the co-main event between Johnny Walker and Jamahal Hill has been promoted. When the two light heavyweights enter the octagon, they’ll be doing so with just one main event between them and a chance to put the sport on notice. 

Let’s take a closer look at the tale of the tape between two relatively unknown fighters looking to make a slash. 

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Johnny Walker vs. Jamahal Hill Preview

Johnny Walker (18-6-0)

Currently, the #10 ranked fighter in the division, Walker has fallen a long way from being in a title conversation just a few years ago. Having lost three of his last four, Walker lost a unanimous decision to Thiago Santos last time we saw him in the octagon (October).

Despite having just two submission victories in his career and none with the UFC, Walker is an accomplished brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Instead, Walker is more known for his KO power and comes into this fight landing 3.42 strikes per minute. As far as any edges he holds in this fight, it comes on the ground with a .24 takedown average per 15 minutes and a takedown accuracy of 100%.

Jamahal Hill (9-1-0)

The relative newcomer in this fight, Hill is the #12 contender in this division with a win here sure to propel him into the top 10. Joining the UFC in early 2020, Hill is also known for his willingness (and ability) to stand and swing. In his six fights since joining the promotion, Hill is 4-1 with one no contest for a post-fight positive marijuana test (which he originally won in round 1 via TKO). 

Despite his newness with the promotion, Hill is already #1 in the light heavyweight division in striking differential (3.07) and #2 in significant strikes landed per minute at 6.65.

Johnny Walker vs. Jamahal Hill Odds

Since opening as a -240 favorite, Hill has continued to see money come in, reaching as high as -300 over at BetMGM. As for Walker, he opened as a +198 underdog and has since grown to as high as +240 at BetMGM. Caesars currently has the best odds on Hill at -240.

As for the over/under, the over is shaded to -141 at BetRivers. For those looking to get down on the under, it’s best to head to Caesars which has a +110 posted.

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Johnny Walker vs Jamahal Hill Odds & Public Betting Data

According to Oddshark, 74% of the action thus far has come in on Walker, with bettors attracted to the long odds. One reason for this could very well be the name likeness, as Hill is still a relative unknown in the world of mixed martial arts casuals.

Whether it be the name recognition or other reasons, I don’t expect this pattern to change and those looking to get down on Hill might be best suited to wait.

How To Bet On Johnny Walker vs Jamahal Hill

Now we’ve given you all odds and betting data you need to wager on UFC Fight Night: Walker vs. Hill, let’s dive into the best betting promo available to you.

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Johnny has been covering the sports betting markets and handicapping games for the better part of the past decade. Along the way, he has written for publications such as All-In Magazine, Blitz Predict, FantasyPros, Betting Pros, Sportsbook Review, and most recently, OddsChecker. In addition to giving out picks on Twitter, Johnny is the host of the podcast The Daily Sports Bet -- a 10 minute or less listen with actionable insights and no fluff or BS. Starting the podcast in June, he closed out 2021 up 26 units with a winning percentage of 55%.

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