ANOTHER night, another stacked UFC card for fight fans to enjoy.
After an epic return on UFC 249, the MMA world was treated to a midweek Fight Night where Anthony Smith was given a lesson by veteran slugger Glover Teixeira.
This time, we’re back in Jacksonville for another go as Dana White stages his third behind-closed-doors event in the space of a week.
When is UFC Fight Night – Overeem vs Harris?
It’s the turn of the heavyweights to take centre stage as Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris top the card in the Sunshine State.
Both fighters are as tough as they come but this will be Harris’ first time back in the Octagon since tragedy struck his family last year.
His stepdaughter Aniah Blanchard went missing in October 2019 and the UFC world rallied around to stump up a $100,000 reward for information, but tragically the 19-year-old was found dead the following month.
It looks set to be an emotional night in Jacksonville, with this Fight Night event being held on Saturday, May 16.
There’s a packed prelims card before the main event, with the supporting cast getting things underway around 11pm UK time.
The main card will then begin at 2am BST, with Overeem vs Harris expected around 4.30am.
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
- You can watch all of the action live on BT Sport 1 here in the UK.
- Coverage gets underway at midnight.
- If you want to stream, grab the BT Sport app on your mobile, tablet, PC or games consoles.
- In the USA, you can catch all the drama on ESPN and ESPN+, with streaming also available on UFC Fight Pass.
- To watch FREE in the UK, EE customers are eligible for a three-month trial of BT Sport – simply text SPORT to 150.
Main card (from 2am BST)
- Alistair Overeem vs Walt Harris (heavyweight)
- Claudia Gadelha vs Angela Hill (women’s strawweight)
- Dan Ige vs Edson Barboza (featherweight)
- Eryk Anders vs Krzysztof Jotko (middleweight)
- Song Yadong vs Marlon Vera (featherweight)
Prelims (from 11pm BST)
- Matt Brown vs Miguel Baeza (welterweight)
- Anthony Hernandez vs Kevin Holland (middleweight)
- Giga Chikadze vs Irwin Rivera (featherweight)
- Cortney Casey vs Mara Romero Borella (women’s flyweight)
- Darren Elkins vs Nate Landwehr (featherweight)
- Rodrigo Nascimento vs Don’Tale Mayes (heavyweight)
What they said
Walt Harris: “My goal, my motivation was to become a champion at some point, but now I feel like I am not just fighting for myself, but I am fighting for [Aniah].
“She was my biggest fan, so my push every day, when I feel like I can’t go anymore, is her. She gives me the extra strength I have never felt before.
“It’s hard to put into words what I feel in those dark moments in the gym, but all I can say is that I hear her talking to me and motivating me.”
- Alistair Overeem to win: 6/5
- Walt Harris to win: 2/3
- Overeem by TKO/KO/Submission: 13/8
- Harris by TKO/KO/Submission: 20/23
- Fight to go the distance: 3/1
*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication