Report: Alistair Overeem Has Agreed to Throw Hands With Walt Harris
It looks like the UFC's close to finalizing a bout between heavy hitters, Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris.
Following the news that the UFC’s December 7th card in Washington, D.C. is going to feature a bout between heavyweights Stefan Struve and Ben Rothwell, it’s being reported the card will also see Alistair Overeem battle Walt Harris.
Verbal agreements are reportedly in place
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto is reporting that Overeem and Harris have verbally agreed to fight at the upcoming, Washington card. The heavyweight scrap will headline the event.
It’s an interesting match-up, not only because of how dangerous Overeem and Harris are, but both men are coming off wins over Aleksei Oleinik.
Overeem (45-17) finished the “Boa Constrictor” late in the opening round of their April fight. Harris (13-7), however, bombed Oleinik out in just 12 seconds last month.
As it stands right now, Overeem is ranked #7 in the UFC’s heavyweight division and Harris is #11. So, it’s an important match-up for both. Overeem needs a win to stay within reach of the title shot mix, while Harris would almost certainly leap into the top ten if he beats the “Reem”.
Line-up so far for UFC Washington D.C.
Here is the line-up so far for UFC on ESPN 7. The card will be hosted by the Capital One Arena
Walt Harris vs. Alistair Overeeem
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Ben Rothwell vs. Stefan Struve
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