A heavyweight scrap between Walt Harris and Mark Godbeer took place during tonight’s UFC 217 prelims in New York.
Round one begins and Harris and Godbeer both miss with early head kick attempts. Harris comes forward with a left hook that partially connects. Mark responds with a body kick. Walt Harris is throwing bombs now. He opts to shoot in and takes the fight to the floor. He immediately moves to mount and lands a huge shot. Godbeer scrambles and gets back to half guard and then full guard. Harris continues to work and lands a nice left hand. Another good left hand from “The Big Ticket”. He switches to elbows and then moves Godbeer against the fence. Harris is landing some hard shots from this position. Under two minutes remain in the opening round now. Harris lands another huge left elbow. Godbeer is attempting to scramble and finally gets back up to his feet. He leaps in with a right hook that misses. Walt connects with a nice counter left. He throws a knee that may have landed low. The referee attempts to step in and but Harris lands a head kick before he does. The doctors are called in to take a look. The fight is being called off.
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