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Who won Overeem vs Harris?
Alistair Overeem beat Walt Harris by , during the main event of UFC Fight Night Jacksonville, on Saturday 16th May 2020 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Alistair Overeem.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Overeem vs Harris stats
Alistair Overeem stepped into the ring with a record of 45 wins, 18 loses and 0 draws, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 17 by submission.
Walt Harris made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Harris had a massive power advantage over Overeem, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Overeem's 51%.
Alistair Overeem was the older man by 3 years, at 41 years old.
Harris had a height advantage of 1 inch over Overeem. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Overeem was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 43 more fights, and made his debut in 1999, 11 years and 4 months earlier than Harris, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 69 more professional rounds, 105 to Harris' 36.
Overeem vs Harris form
Overeem had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC on ESPN 7 on 7th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Capital One Arena, Washington D.C..
Previous to that, he had defeated Aleksei Oleinik at UFC on ESPN+ 7 on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Yubileyny Sports Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Sergey Pavlovich at UFC Fight Night 141 on 24th November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Cadillac Arena, Beijing, China.
Before that, he had been beaten by Francis NGannou at UFC 218 on 2nd December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, United States.
He had won against Fabr cio Werdum at UFC 213 on 8th July 2017 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Walt Harris had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Alexander Volkov at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had lost to Alistair Overeem at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 16th May 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Aleksei Oleinik at UFC on ESPN 4 on 20th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
Before that, he had defeated Sergey Spivak at UFC on ESPN+ 9 on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
He had won against Daniel Spitz at UFC Fight Night 131 on 1st June 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Adirondack Bank Center, Utica, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Walt Harris had been fighting more than Alistair Overeem.
Going to this contest, Alistair Overeem had last fought 1 year, 9 months and 10 days ago, while Walt Harris' last outing had been 10 months and 24 days ago.
Overeem's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Harris' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.