Walt Harris won by KO/TKO in round 1 at 0:12. Abu Dhabi, UAE — It’s impossible to talk about Walt Harris’ last performance without discussing the circumstances around it. “I’m not saying I’m the same wrestler, but I feel like my blast double is pretty gnarly. Volkov fires off a front kick to the body. Follow @JordanEllisUK on Twitter for all the latest fight news, views, interviews and live event coverage. Be sure to check us out on social media via the links listed, or visit our About/Contact page to leave feedback, meet our staff, or get in touch! A lifelong fight fan from Liverpool, England who has been covering mixed martial arts (MMA) and boxing for several years. Saturday night, Harris returns against former Bellator MMA heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov. And how much it inspired them to keep pushing through all the things they’re going through,” Harris said during the UFC 254 media day in Abu Dhabi this week. Saturday night, you’re going to see the best me for sure.”.

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We will answer the most frequently asked questions about Walt Harris below.

To put into perspective where he was at physically and mentally heading into his clash with Alistair Overeem in May, Harris says you have to look no further than the day he stepped onto the scale at 264.5 pounds with the heavyweight limit for a non-title fight at 266 pounds. I know I’m one of the best fighters in the world and I know I have something to bring to the fans as well as the UFC heavyweight division that not a lot of heavyweights can offer.”, Conor McGregor, Jon Jones and more react to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s sudden retirement at UFC 254. Volkov clearly wants to keep Harris on the back foot and it’s making for a fun fight. I think Saturday night you’re all going to get the real me.”. Both men are really going for this early – it’s super impressive. Russian technician, Alexander Volkov is looking to propel himself back into the title picture when he takes on the heavy-handed, Walt Harris. My focus has been laser for this moment and I think that every time I come off a loss, you see a different me. For 13 weeks, I’ve been preparing for Saturday night.
Jon Jones scoffs at Khabib Nurmagomedov taking over as pound-for-pound best, much less becoming the GOAT. “I think that beating a guy like Volkov is going to make the fight with Alistair look better, and it’s going to keep me in a great standing with the rest of the division,” Harris suggested about the match-up.

He’s covering up. Khabib vs. Gaethje tops the card.

But my striking, I feel like, is way better than his. Alexander Volkov Stops Walt Harris Inside Two Rounds – UFC 254 Results. Walt Harris lashes out with a series of heavy shots to slow down that forward momentum. Harris made his professional mixed martial arts debut on March 15, 2011, when he faced Justin Thornton at HEF: Hess Extreme Fighting. I think he got put in positions that he wasn’t prepared to be in, and I think Curtis had the perfect game plan to beat him. Because I know I belong in this division.

Up next at UFC 254 we have an exciting fight between two heavyweight contenders as Alexander Volkov takes on Walt Harris. Ahead of his return at UFC 254 this weekend, Harris opened up about his experience with that fight. I think I’m the best striker in the division, in my personal opinion.”, “I think I can present him some of the same challenges with the takedowns that Curtis did,” continued the heavyweight known as “The Big Ticket.” Not that he’s trying to make comparisons. The fight was on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Public sentiment was firmly in the corner of Harris. Harris even kept in touch with opponent Overeem, who had nothing but kind words for his fellow heavyweight and father. So when he returned to the octagon against Alistair Overeem back in May, the spotlight was on him. Saturday night, Harris returns against former Bellator MMA heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov.

Currently, Walt Harris’s record is 13-7-0 (Oct. 2020). “I feel like Saturday night I’m going to show the world and Abu Dhabi the Big Ticket for sure.”. The people were cheering for a win, but after nearly finishing Overeem in the opening round, an exhausted Harris (13-8, 1NC) was put away in the second. Harris screams in pain and turns his back. Volkov is trying to find the finish but Harris swings back and survives the final seconds of round one. The fight is a little more under the radar this time. UFC 254’s Walt Harris in a much better place now than emotionally charged return fight in May New, 2 comments By Damon Martin @DamonMartin Oct 21, 2020, 6:00pm EDT I heard a lot of great responses from that fight, specifically people reaching out to me, saying how grateful they were, thankful they were to me for getting in there. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s head coach Javier Mendez reveals an injury and an illness that slowed him down during their recent training camp but the UFC lightweight champion refused to stop. Volkov is giving him big reactions to these attempts after suffering a loss to elite-level wrestler Curtis Blaydes last time out. So I’ve got that in my arsenal.”, Arriving on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, Harris was greeted by a big sign on the wall that said “Big Ticket.”, “It was like an omen,” Harris said, whose immediate reaction was “that’s crazy!”, “I see signs in stuff like that. Following this, Harris compiled a record of 6–1, with wins over Tony Melton and UFC veteran Anthony Hamilton, before signing with UFC in the fall of 2013. Harris Harris and Volkov are both entering the fight off lossses. Harris is seriously hurt here. Never one to make excuses, Harris had no intentions of backing out of the fight, or not showing up to put on the best performance possible, but he’s cognizant enough to know he was far less than his best that night. The sudden retirement of UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov had some fighters fighting back tears. Not long after he does the same again. Harris returns with a right hand. Walt Harris joins the show to preview his UFC 254 fight against Alexander Volkov on Saturday. I think that Saturday night, you’re going to see the best me, which I know for a fact coming back last fight, I wasn’t 110 percent myself.”. The result still didn’t go his way, but Harris found out through the back and forth battle with Overeem that he could hang with the best heavyweight fighters in the world. The fight is a little more under the radar this time. @DoubleGonTV on all platforms. We value your readership. “So his words, you know… and to be honest, I wasn’t even close to me that night. No one could possibly blame Walt Harris for his emotional state heading into a fight against Alistair Overeem back in May. I learned that I belong at this level, for sure. So, who's next for Overeem, Harris and the other top names from Saturday? I almost put one of the greatest fighters of all time away. © 2020 Cageside Press, except where indicated. “He’s a veteran, he’s a former champion with another organization, and he’s a guy that knows how to fight.”, When it comes to Volkov’s last bout, against Curtis Blaydes, Harris said that “I think he just got nullified. Walt Harris last fight was ago against Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Edwards. The main card airs live on PPV following televised and online prelims. Walt Harris pointed to the sky and proudly showed off a “Fighting for Aniah” T-shirt as he entered the arena. Walt Harris next fight: PENDING.

Jon Jones praised Khabib Nurmagomedov for his win and subsequent retirement, but the former UFC light heavyweight champion isn’t ready to relinquish his spot as the top pound-for-pound fighter in MMA. Volkov follows up for the finish. While he ultimately lost that fight by TKO, Harris nearly finished Overeem in the first round after catching the former Strikeforce heavyweight champion with a flurry of strikes.

I know this where I need to be and what I need to be doing. Alistair Overeem stopped Harris in the second round of UFC’s Fight Night main event Saturday, ending what was an emotional return for the heavyweight fighter known as The Big Ticket. Walt Harris via TKO in round two.

Round 1: Alexander Volkov is edging his way forward early. “I had to cut weight for the first time in my career if that puts things into perspective for you,” Harris said about the fight with Overeem. That really touched me, it really picked me back up.”. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s head coach reveals injuries, sickness star faced during UFC 254 training camp. “I learned that there’s still good in the world with people. Khabib Nurmagomedov Red Eagle Hoodie With Foil, Sean “Sugar” O’Malley Multi-Graphic T-Shirt, Black UFC Fan Gear Pride Fighting T-shirt, Justin Gaethje: If Conor McGregor wants to ‘bounce out and get the belt,’ I’m here, Dana White: Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘is the baddest motherf**ker on the planet’, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje full fight video highlights. Volkov is starting to find his range, he lands a beautiful right hand straight down the pipe.

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