Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris faced each other in the heavyweight bout at UFC on ESPN 8: Overeem vs. Harris, which took place on Sunday, July 1, 2001, inside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL, USA. There were 13 fights on the card. You can view UFC on ESPN 8 results and fight bonuses. UFC on ESPN 8 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Alistair Overeem defeated Walt Harris in round 2 by KO/TKO. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters threw over 163 strikes combined in this fight, 133 of the strikes were significant strikes. Significant strikes refer to all strikes but don’t include small, short strikes in the clinch and on the ground. There were 1 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s look at each fighter’s stats below.

Alistair Overeem full fight stats

Alistair Overeem landed 84% of all his strikes. There were 58 of 75 significant strikes to the head, 8 of 8 body shots, and 2 of 2 leg kicks. Alistair Overeem attempted 1 takedowns and landed 1. Here are all the strikes Alistair Overeem threw and landed against Walt Harris.

Strikes Thrown
97 of 115 (84%)
Significant Strikes
68 of 85 (80%)
Head Strikes
58
Body Strikes
8
Leg Strikes
2
Takedowns
1 of 1

The current UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC bout is 290.

Let’s take a look at how Walt Harris did against Alistair Overeem.

Walt Harris full fight stats

Walt Harris was firing at a 52% accuracy, throwing 48 strikes and landing 25. There were 25 significant strikes, 19 of 41 landing to the head, 6 of 7 shots to the body and 0 of 0 leg kicks. Walt Harris went for 0 takedowns and landed 0.

Strikes Thrown
25 of 48 (52%)
Significant Strikes
25 of 48 (52%)
Head Strikes
19
Body Strikes
8
Leg Strikes
0
Takedowns
0 of 0

Alistair Overeem won by KO/TKO. The fight ended in round 2 at 3:00.

Results & Fight Totals

Event
UFC on ESPN 8
Date
July 1, 2001
Fight
Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris
Winner
Alistair Overeem
Method
KO/TKO
Fight End
Round 2 at 3:00
Total Strikes Thrown
163
Significant Strikes Thrown
133
Total Takedowns Attempted
1

Did you know: Max Holloway holds a UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC match at 290. He also holds a UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in one round at 134. He achieved both records against Brian Ortega during his successful featherweight title defense on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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