The 205-pound division, which is presently without a champion after Jamahal Hill relinquished the championship due to an Achilles injury, could depend on the outcome of the fight between Magomed Ankalaev (18-1-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) and Johnny Walker (21-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC).Ankalaev was defeated by Paul Craig on his UFC debut
in 2018 with 0.1 seconds remaining. However, he then went on a nine-fight winning streak with three post-fight bonuses before competing at UFC 282 against former champion Jan Blachowicz for the vacant championship. But because their contest was a draw, the belt remained unclaimed until Hill did, at which point it was once more unclaimed. Walker went through a hard stretch, losing four of his first five fights, but he has recovered significantly in the past year, winning three straight matches over previous championship challenger Anthony Smith, Ion Cutelaba, and Craig. The last victory came in May.