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Fighters React to Walt Harris’ UFC Loss in First Combat Since Stepdaughter’s Demise


Alistair Overeem consoles Walt Harris after their heavyweight bout throughout UFC Combat Evening at VyStar Veterans Memorial Area on Might 16, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Walt “The Massive Ticket” Harris stepped into the Octagon for the principle occasion of UFC Combat Evening: Overeem vs. Harris, his first struggle because the dying of his stepdaughter Aniah Blanchard. The struggle didn’t pan out the best way Harris hoped, nevertheless, shedding to Alistair Overeem within the second spherical of their heavyweight bout.

The Massive Ticket got here out robust within the first spherical of their struggle, hurting Overeem and virtually ending the competitor. The artful Overeem was capable of face up to Harris’ storm, and the veteran survived the barrage of strikes.

Overeem then took the struggle over, dominating Harris within the latter a part of the primary spherical, and in the end ending The Massive Ticket by mounted strikes three minutes into the second body.

With the loss, Harris’ skilled blended martial arts document fell to 13-Eight and one no contest. This defeat additionally ended the fighter’s two-fight win streak and marked his first loss since 2017. Overeem’s document improved to 46-18 and one no contest. The fighter is now 3-1 in his final 4 matches.

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Fighters React to Harris’ Loss to Overeem on Saturday Evening

With this struggle being Harris’ first bout since Blanchard’s dying, fighters shared their ideas in regards to the heartbreaking loss. Ladies’s strawweight fighter Lauren Murphy tweeted:

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping tweeted:

He mentioned, “Respect to each gents right here.”

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman tweeted:

He wrote, “Man I feel everybody watching this proper now needs to be pulling for Walt Harris after what he’s been via. Can’t think about ! A lot respect.” Weidman additionally mentioned, “Actually unhappy to see him lose however makes it method higher seeing how good of a sportsmen Overeem is being. Respect fo each!”

Prime girls’s featherweight Megan Anderson tweeted:

She mentioned, “Nice win for Overeem however cant assist however really feel for Walt tonight. Phrases can not describe how inspiring he’s for what he did tonight. All of the like to him and his household.”

UFC middleweight Derek Brunson tweeted:

He mentioned, “Man in the event that they don’t get them rattling cameras out of Harris face …”

Bellator fighter and Conor McGregor’s coaching companion Dillon Danis tweeted:

He mentioned, “respect to the reem considered one of my favourite fighters however man walt harris is a dwelling legend to step in that octagon with every part he’s gone although a lot respect a real samurai.”

UFC welterweight fighter Belal Muhammad tweeted:

He mentioned, “A lot respect for Walt to come back in tonight and placed on a present.”

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