The former K-1, Strikeforce and Dream world champion Alistair Overeem entered this fight with a professional mma record of 45-18-0 (89% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.9 heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Stipe Miocic). In his last three bouts he has beat Sergey Pavlovich (Alistair Overeem vs Sergey Pavlovich) and Alexey Oleynik (Alistair Overeem vs Alexey Oleynik) but then he has lost to Jairzinho Rozenstruik (Alistair Overeem vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik).
His opponent, Walt Harris, has an official record of 13-7-0 (100% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.16 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive bouts in 2017, with Fabrício Werdum (Fabricio Werdum vs Walt Harris) and Mark Godbeer but then he has collected three victories and one no-contest, defeating Sergey Spivak and Alexey Oleynik in 2019 (Alexey Oleynik vs Walt Harris). Overeem vs Harris is the main event of UFC on ESPN 8. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on ESPN 8: Overeem vs. Harris
Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Overeem’s next fight: Alistair Overeem vs Augusto Sakai
Harris’ next fight: Alexander Volkov vs Walt Harris
Overeem vs Harris Fight Video:
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