Donny Walker to face Jeff Hougland at UFC 132

The wait is almost over. A fighter for over 12 years with a dream of fighting in the UFC, Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker‘s wait is nearly over. Walker was signed last week to fight at UFC 132 on July 2nd where he will face fellow bantamweight Jeff Hougland (9-4). The event will take place on Saturday night, July 2nd live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Spike TV televising fights beginning at 8 pm ET and the PPV beginning at 9 pm ET. Donny Walker NAAFS ChampionWalker’s fight will serve as one of the preliminary bouts which may be broadcast on Facebook. All UFC 131 and UFC on Versus 4 preliminary bouts were broadcast on Facebook leaving fans hopeful that Walker’s fight will indeed air live online.

Walker is 17-8 throughout his MMA career that began in 2000. Throughout his 25 career MMA fights Walker has fought primarily at 145 and 155 pounds with 11 of his last 12 fights as a featherweight (145 lbs), and he has a combined 17-6 record at those two weights. His UFC debut will also be his bantamweight debut.

Donny Walker has been sponsored by Intimidation Clothing in each of his previous four fights including his entire NAAFS Featherweight Championship run and his signature win over Bellator Featherweight Tournament semifinalist Kenny Foster. Intimidation Clothing is also the maker of the Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker signature shirt, the shirt he is wearing in the picture to the right, which was released in August 2010.

Walker trains at the GriffonRawl MMA Academy in Mentor, Ohio which is owned by 4-time UFC veteran and TUF 9 lightweight semifinalist Jason “Dynamite” Dent. Dent will undoubtedly have Walker, his friend since childhood, ready for his UFC debut. The two have trained together for years with Dent at GriffonRawl and serves as Walker’s coach, trainer and agent.

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