Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris fight preview

UFC on ESPN 8: Overeem vs. Harris is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem will take on Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris in the Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC on ESPN 8 card.

In this post, we will break down Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 40-year-old, Alistair Overeem is coming in with a 45-18-0 (1 NC) record. Overeem will be fighting for the first time since a loss via KO/TKO against Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik in December.

Harris, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Aleksei Oleinik on December 7, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Edwards and holds a 13-7-0 (1 NC) record.

Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris
6′ 4″
6′ 5″
265 lbs.
250 lbs.
45-18-0 (1 NC)
13-7-0 (1 NC)

Alistair Overeem has an orthodox fighting stance with a 80″ reach. The 36-year-old, Walt Harris is an southpaw fighter with a 77″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Overeem comes in with 62% striking accuracy, he typically lands about 3.54 significant strikes every minute. His opponent, Harris fires at 38% accuracy, landing about 2.96 significant strikes per minute. Alistair Overeem also has a 53% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.39 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Harris’s 0.35 takedowns and 76% takedown accuracy.

Walt spent on average 6:35 minutes in the Octagon and Alistair has an average fight time of 7:01 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC on ESPN 8 is live in , who do you think will win, Alistair or Walt? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 8: Overeem vs. Harris
May 16, 2020
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris

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