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UFC Fight Night 172: Overeem vs Harris 05/16/2020 UFC Picks, Betting Predictions and Previews

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UFC Fight Night 172 Overeem vs Harris 05-16-2020 UFC Picks Betting Predictions and Previews

UFC Fight Night 172: Overeem vs Harris 05/16/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is holding their third fight card since its return from a lockdown with  UFC Fight Night 172 this Saturday, May 16 at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. This event will be closed-door but it can be viewed through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, they will have two heavyweights duking it out with veteran Alistair Overeem going up against Walt Harris. Harris has been carving out a spectacular career in the UFC and he is favored by UFC Odds to win against Overeem.

UFC Fight Night 172: Overeem vs Harris 05/16/2020

When: Saturday, May 16, 9:00 PM ET
Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 172: Overeem vs Harris 05/16/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Alistair Overeem +125 Walt Harris -160

Main Card

Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem has been known as the “Demolition Man” in the world of MMA. He hails from Amsterdam, Netherlands and represents Elevation Fighting Team. Overeem has seen so much action in MMA as his professional record is at 45 wins and 18 losses. This six-foot-four heavyweight fighter has 23 wins through knockouts and he also scored 17 wins via submissions. Overeem made his entry to the UFC back in December 2011 and he won against WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar through a first-round knockout.

He had a hard time following up on the thunderous victory losing three of his next four fights. He immediately made it up winning four-straight matches from December 2014 – May 2016 against Stefan Struve, Roy Nelson, Junior dos Santos and Andrei Arlovski. The streak earned him a title shot against Stipe Miocic in UFC 203 but he got knocked out in the first round. He won four of his next seven fights and Overeem is coming from a defeat in December 2019 against Jairzihno Rozenstruik in a fifth-round knockout.

Walt Harris

Walt Harris is a 36-year-old heavyweight fighter that came from Homewood, Alabama and fights out of American Top Team. “The Big Ticket” stands at six-foot-five and he currently has a 13-7 professional MMA record with all of his victories coming from knockouts. Harris fought his first battle in the UFC in November 2014 and he lost via TKO against Soa Pelelei.

He managed to split his next six fights to three wins and three losses. In June 2018, he made a thunderous come back to the winning column defeating Daniel Spitz in the second round via TKO. His next fight was against Andre Arlovski and it was overturned by CSAC. In 2019, Harris won all his two fights with Sergey Spivak and Alexy Oleynik through first-round knockouts.

Overeem vs Harris Betting Numbers

Record 45-18-0 (1 NC) 13-7-0 (1 NC)
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Netherlands United States
Height 6′ 4″ 6′ 5″
Weight (lbs) 265 250
Reach (inches) 80 77
Win by KO/TKO 51% 100%
Win by Submission 38% 0%
Decisions 11% 0%
Strikes landed per minute 3.54 2.96
Striking accuracy 62% 38%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.15 2.68
Striking defense 59% 61%
Takedown average 1.39 0.35
Takedown accuracy 53% 33%
Takedown defense 73% 76%
Submission average 0.9 0.2

Overeem vs Harris Betting Picks

Overeem is a fighter coming in with more experience but Walt Harris is fighting for the first time since his daughter was brutally murdered back in October 2019. He carries the memory of his daughter in this match and he is favored by Sports Betting to win over Overeem. Expect this to end with a knockout favoring Harris.