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Knockout! Watch Alistair Overeem survive early storm, finish Walt Harris at UFC on ESPN 8

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Alistair Overeem proved he’s still a threat in the UFC’s heavyweight division last night (Sat., May 16, 2020) at UFC on ESPN 8 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., when “The Reem” finished Walt Harris via second-round TKO (punches) in the main event. This was Harris’ first fight back since losing his stepdaughter late last year and he fought well, but Overeem had final say in a memorable heavyweight clash.

Harris nearly toppled Overeem in the first with massive combinations and ground-and-pound, but Overeem’s chin withstood all the punishment. Overeem returned the favor by getting top control and scoring his own ground-and-pound for two good minutes.

Both men looked tired as the second round started, but Overeem was moving forward with more confidence. Out of nowhere, “Demolition Man” landed a massive head kick followed by punches that hurt Harris and forced him to the ground. Overeem would pounce on top and rain down hard punches for a good while as Harris tried to hang on. After more punishment to “Big Ticket,” the referee was forced to step in.

Check out the full fight highlights below courtesy of UFC/ESPN.

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