Walt Harris News
UFC fighters Walt Harris and Daniel Rodriguez handed lengthy suspensions from the NAC
Harry Kettle - October 18, 2023
Watch Jon Jones spar with Walt Harris and hit pads ahead of UFC 285 (Videos)
Harry Kettle - February 28, 2023
Walt Harris issues statement following TKO loss to Marcin Tybura at UFC Vegas 28: "I strayed away from the game plan and it cost me"
Adam D Martin - June 8, 2021
Walt Harris reacts following TKO loss to Marcin Tybura at UFC Vegas 28: "Spain the 'S' is silent"
Chris Taylor - June 5, 2021
Marcin Tybura eyes KO win over Walt Harris at UFC Vegas 28 to earn top-five opponent
Cole Shelton - June 2, 2021
Marcin Tybura had a phenomenal 2020 and is looking to build off of that on Saturday. After being TKO’d by Shamil Abdurakhimov in April of 2019, he returned in September of that year and was knocked out in just 59 seconds by Augusto Sakai. After the losses, he had a new mindset for fighting and went 4-0 in 2020 with wins over Sergey Spivak, Maxim Grishin, Ben Rothwell, and a TKO win over Greg Hardy.
Walt Harris and wife create foundation to help families with missing loved ones
Tom Taylor - February 25, 2021
UFC heavyweight Walt Harris and his wife, Angela, have launched a foundation to help families with missing loved ones. Aniah’s Heart Foundation—named after Angela and Walt’s daughter, who was kidnapped and killed in 2019—launched in 2020, and will teach self-defense and awareness training with the goal of preventing future tragedies.
Pros react after Alexander Volkov TKO's Walt Harris at UFC 254
Chris Taylor - October 24, 2020
A heavyweight bout between former Bellator title holder Alexander Volkov and perennial contender Walt Harris took place at today’s UFC 254 event. Volkov (31-8 MMA) had entered today’s contest looking to rebound after suffering a decision setback to Curtis Blaydes in his most recent Octagon appearance in June. That loss was preceded by a unanimous decision victory over former NFL star Greg Hardy in November of 2019.
UFC 254 Results: Alexander Volkov TKO's Walt Harris (Video)
Chris Taylor - October 24, 2020
A heavyweight bout between former Bellator title holder Alexander Volkov and perennial contender Walt Harris takes place at UFC 254. Volkov (31-8 MMA) will enter today’s contest looking to rebound after suffering a decision setback to Curtis Blaydes in his most recent Octagon appearance in June. That loss was preceded by a unanimous decision victory over former NFL star Greg Hardy last November.
Walt Harris says his goal is to win the UFC heavyweight title and then retire
Adam Martin - October 23, 2020
UFC on ESPN 8 produces strong viewership ratings
Tom Taylor - May 20, 2020
Last Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 8 event in Jacksonville, Florida delivered strong viewership ratings for the promotion. According to a report from MMA Fighting, which cites data collected by the Nielsen Ratings System, the UFC on ESPN 8 main card averaged 1.198 million viewers and finished second in the valuable 18-49 demographic. It was No. 1 for the male audience in that age grouping.
Alistair Overeem calls for a rematch with “Bigi Boy” following TKO victory over Walt Harris
Harry Kettle - May 20, 2020
UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem has called for a rematch with Jairzinho Rozenstruik following his TKO win over Walt Harris. The Dutchman was able to return to winning ways at the weekend with an emotional and impressive triumph over the aforementioned Harris, overcoming an early onslaught in the process.
Walt Harris plans to take Alistair Overeem up on his offer to train together following TKO loss
Cole Shelton - May 19, 2020
Walt Harris says he will be taking Alistair Overeem up on his offer to train together following his TKO loss. In the main event of UFC on ESPN 8 in Jacksonville, Florida, Harris returned to the Octagon to battle Overeem. It was an important fight for the heavyweight division and early on, “The Big Ticket” dropped the 40-year-old and nearly finished him in the first round.
Michael Bisping: Alistair Overeem helped inspire Walt Harris to start MMA
Natasha Hooper - May 19, 2020
Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping says Walt Harris discovered MMA by watching his most recent opponent, Alistair Overeem. The former champion turned UFC commentator hosts a podcast, Believe You, Me, with co-host Luis J Gomez. During this week’s episode, Bisping and Gomez discussed Harris’ loss to Overeem last weekend in the main event of UFC on ESPN 8.
Alistair Overeem targets one last run at UFC title in the “final phase” of his career
Natasha Hooper - May 18, 2020
Alistair Overeem wants one more shot at the heavyweight title as he enters the “final phase” of his career. On May 16, Overeem returned to a winning position in the main event of UFC on ESPN 8. He collided against Walt Harris who entered the bout on a two-fight win streak. It was the first time Harris had fought since the tragic death of his stepdaughter in 2019 and he started the fight leading the way. He knocked down Alistair Overeem with a big combo, and followed up with an onslaught of ground and pound. “The Reem” miraculously recovered and managed to turn the tide on the ground. He carried the momentum into the second round and finished Harris by TKO.
Walt Harris releases official statement following disappointing loss to Alistair Overeem
Adam D Martin - May 17, 2020
UFC heavyweight contender Walt Harris has released a statement following his second-round TKO loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC Florida. Harris started off strong in the fight, knocking Overeem down and nearly finishing him off with strikes in the first, before tiring in the second and getting ground-and-pounded for a TKO loss. It was a disappointing loss for Harris considering how well he started off the fight, but considering everything he’s gone through in his personal life in the last year, just stepping into the cage was a victory in itself.
Colby Covington took a major shot at Alistair Overeem prior to his fight with Walt Harris
Harry Kettle - May 16, 2020
Controversial UFC star Colby Covington took it upon himself to take a shot at Alistair Overeem prior to his main event fight this evening. “Chaos” has been looking to return to the cage ever since he was humbled in his UFC Welterweight Championship clash against Kamaru Usman, which was a fight that left him with a fractured jaw.
Walt Harris reacts following TKO loss to Alistair Overeem
Natasha Hooper - May 16, 2020
Heavyweight fighter Walt Harris gave a heartfelt response following his TKO loss to Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC on ESPN 8. Overeem, the former UFC heavyweight title challenger entered tonight’s fight coming off a knockout loss to Jairzinho Rozenstruik. During that battle, “The Reem” lead the action until his opponent managed to flip the switch at the very end of the fifth round and achieve the KO win. Prior to his finish against Rozenstruik, Alistair Overeem was riding back-to-back TKO wins against opponents Alexei Oleinik and Sergei Pavlovich.
UFC on ESPN 8 Results: Alistair Overeem TKO's Walt Harris (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - May 16, 2020
A key heavyweight bout between Walt Harris and Alistair Overeem headlines tonight’s UFC on ESPN 8 event in Jacksonville, Florida. The former UFC heavyweight title challenger, Overeem (45-18 MMA), will enter tonight’s event looking to rebound, this after suffering a fifth round knockout loss to Jairzinho Rozenstruik in a fight that he had been dominating.
UFC on ESPN 8: 'Harris vs Overeem' Live Results and Highlights
Chris Taylor - May 16, 2020
The Octagon remains in Jacksonville for UFC on ESPN 8, an eleven-bout fight card headlined by a heavyweight match between Walt Harris and Alistair Overeem. The former UFC heavyweight title challenger, Overeem (45-18 MMA), will enter tonight’s event looking to rebound, this after suffering a fifth round knockout loss to Jairzinho Rozenstruik in a fight that he had been dominating.
Walt Harris vows to make stepdaughter Aniah Blanchard "proud" in fight with Alistair Overeem
Chris Taylor - May 15, 2020
UFC heavyweight Walt Harris will take to the Octagon on Saturday night for the first time since the tragic death of his stepdaughter Aniah Blanchard. Harris (13-7 MMA) is set to battle former UFC heavyweight title challenger Alistair Overeem in tomorrow night’s UFC on ESPN 8 event in Jacksonville.
UFC on ESPN 8 weigh-in results: Main event official, Edson Barboza hits featherweight limit
Tom Taylor - May 15, 2020
On Saturday night, the UFC will return to our screens for a third time in eight days with the surprisingly stacked UFC on ESPN 8 card. The card will be headlined by a heavyweight showdown between former DREAM, Strikeforce and K-1 heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, and Walt Harris, who returns to the cage after the tragic death of his daughter, Aniah Blanchard.
Walt Harris vs. Alistair Overeem betting odds released
Adam Martin - February 24, 2020
The opening betting odds have been released for the main event of UFC Portland between heavyweight contenders Walt Harris and Alistair Overeem. Harris vs. Overeem headlines UFC on ESPN+ 30, which takes place on April 11 at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. The two were previously scheduled to headline UFC on ESPN 7, but Harris was forced to withdraw after this shocking murder of his daughter Aniah Blanchard. Overeem ended up fighting Jairzinho Rozenstruik in the main event, losing the fight via vicious KO with just four seconds left in the fifth round.
Walt Harris hopes to return to the Octagon in April
Adam D Martin - January 12, 2020
UFC heavyweight contender Walt Harris hopes to return to the Octagon in April following the shocking murder of his daughter Aniah Blanchard in October. According to a report from MMAjunkie.com, Harris would like to return to active competition this spring, though an opponent has not been finalized yet.