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UFC On ESPN 9: Overeem Vs. Harris Video Preview, Fight Card

The UFC returns for a third time in eight days with UFC on ESPN 9 Saturday night featuring heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris.

The UFC completes this Jacksonville run with UFC on ESPN 9: Overeem vs. Harris Saturday night from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

Since last Saturday and UFC 249, including UFC Fight Night 175 on Wednesday, the promotion has returned like a storm.

After missing out on several weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the promotion decided to set up shop in Jacksonville for three events over an eight-day period. All of them have been held inside the same arena without fans in attendance.

Despite that, many positives have been given to the UFC for their ability to put on live fights. They have removed a fighter who tested positive for the coronavirus, and have released many updates over concerns of spreading the virus.

Up now is a heavyweight main event featuring former title contender Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris. 

Overeem is coming off a fifth round knockout loss to Jairzinho Rozenstruik, but had won four of six prior to that highlighted by a majority decision win over former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum.

For Harris, this is his first fight since losing his step-daughter last year. The situation scrapped plans for a bout with Overeem, but now, he is re-focused on the task at hand. 

He is also unbeaten over his last four, including finishes of Aleksei Oleinik, Sergey Spivak and Daniel Spitz. 

The main card, which airs live on ESPN, also includes Claudia Gadelha meeting Angela Hill, Dan Ige welcoming Edson Barboza to the featherweight division, Eryk Anders facing Krzysztof Jotko and Song Yadong battling Marlon Vera.

Prelims kick things off on ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET with Matt Brown taking on Miguel Baeza in the featured attraction.

Also planned are Anthony Hernandez vs. Kevin Holland, Mike Davis vs. Giga Chikadze, Cortney Casey vs. Mara Romero Borella, Darren Elkins vs. Nate Landwehr and Rodrigo Nascimento vs. Don’Tale Mayes. 

The main card is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET.

We will have complete coverage once again of all the action on FightLine.

UFC On ESPN 9: Overeem Vs. Harris Fight Card

MAIN CARD (ESPN/9 p.m. ET)

Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris

Strawweight: Claudia Gadelha vs. Angela Hill

Featherweight: Dan Ige vs. Edson Barboza

Middleweight: Eryk Anders vs. Krzysztof Jotko

Featherweight: Song Yadong vs. Marlon Vera

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN/ESPN+/6 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Matt Brown vs. Miguel Baeza

Middleweight: Anthony Hernandez vs. Kevin Holland

Featherweight: Irwin Rivera vs. Giga Chikadze

Female Flyweight: Cortney Casey vs. Mara Romero Borella

Featherweight: Darren Elkins vs. Nate Landwehr

Heavyweight: Rodrigo Nascimento vs. Don’Tale Mayes

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