Heavyweights Alistair Overeem (45-18) and Walt Harris (13-7) will headline the UFC’s third event in a span of eight days on Saturday night in another Fight Night event in Jacksonville, Florida.
It will cap off a frantic schedule of events that will have featured 32 total fights conducted in an empty VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.
This final headliner was originally supposed to happen in December, but Harris was forced to withdraw due to the tragic disappearance of his stepdaughter Aniah Blanchard, who went missing last October and was found dead of a gunshot wound the following month. Saturday will mark Harris’s first return to competition since the family tragedy.
Saturday’s card will also feature former strawweight title challenger Claudia Gadelha against the most active athlete on the UFC roster in Angela Hill, who will be figthing for the seventh time in 421 days, the second-shortest span for that number of fights in UFC history. Hill is hoping to win her fourth straight to enter the conversation of title contenders.
Former lightweight contender Edson Barboza will also seek a fresh start at featherweight, against a surging Dan Ige, winner of five straight.
Brett Okamoto, Marc Raimondi and Jeff Wagenheim will recap the action as it occurs.
Fight in progress:
Heavyweight: Rodrigo Nascimento (7-0, -110) vs. Don’Tale Mayes (7-3, -120)
Still to come:
Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem (45-18, +120) vs. Walt Harris (13-7, -150)
Strawweight: Claudia Gadelha (17-4, -210) vs. Angela Hill (12-7, +175)
Featherweight: Dan Ige (13-2, +110) vs. Edson Barboza (20-8, -140)
Middleweight: Eryk Anders (13-4, +110) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (21-4, -145)
Bantamweight: Song Yadong (15-4-1, -190) vs. Marlon Vera (15-5-1, +160)
Welterweight: Matt Brown (24-16, +140) vs. Miguel Baeza (8-0, -170)
Middleweight: Anthony Hernandez (7-1, -115) vs. Kevin Holland (16-5, -115)
Lightweight: Irwin Rivera (9-4, +170) vs. Giga Chikadze (9-2, -200)
Featherweight: Darren Elkins (25-8, -120) vs. Nate Landwehr (13-3, -110)
Flyweight: Cortney Casey (8-7, -150)vs. Mara Romero Borella (12-7, +120)
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