UFC Florida: Overeem vs Harris Results
UFC Florida goes down on Saturday night at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. It’s the third UFC event in eight days, following UFC 249 and UFC Jacksonville. The main event will see two heavyweights throw down, in Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris.
Overeem is coming off a last gasp loss to Jairzinho Rozenstruick at UFC Washington at the end of 2019, having dominated the first 14 minutes and 56 fights of the fight. Alistair was originally scheduled to fight Walt in Washington, but after Harris’ step daughter Aniah Blanchard was kidnapped, he understandably withdrew from the main event.
Sadly, Aniah was later found dead. Harris will now return to the Octagon, and fight in her honour.
“My focus has been razor sharp since the tragedy. I’m fighting for a different purpose. My daughter is with me everywhere I go.”
In the UFC Florida co-main event, Angela Hill fights for the seventh time in 421 days, when she goes up against former UFC strawweight title challenger, Claudia Gadelha. Elsewhere on the card, Dan Ige welcomes Edson Barboza to the featherweight division, and two top 15 bantamweights, in Song Yadong and Marlon Vera will go up against each other in a featherweight clash.
Full results from UFC Florida:
Alistair Overeem defeats Walt Harris via second round TKO (3:00)
Claudia Gadelha defeats Angela Hill via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Dan Ige defeats Edson Barboza via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Krzysztof Jotko defeats Eryk Anders via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Song Yadong defeats Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Miguel Baeza defeats Matt Brown second round KO (0:18)
Kevin Holland defeats Anthony Hernandez via first round TKO (0:39)
Giga Chikadze defeats Irwin Rivera via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
Nate Landwehr defeats Darren Elkins via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Cortney Casey defeats Mara Romero Borella via first round armbar submission (3:36)
Rodrigo Nascimento defeats Don’tale Mayes via second round rear naked choke submission (2:05)
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