UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris

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UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateApril 11, 2020 (2020-04-11)
VenueModa Center
CityPortland, Oregon
Event chronology
UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris UFC 249: Khabib vs. Ferguson

UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris (also known as UFC Fight Night 172 and UFC on ESPN+ 30) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on April 11, 2020 at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.[1][2][3][4]

Background[edit]

The event will be the third that the organization hosted in Portland following UFC 102 in August 2009 and UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson in October 2016.[5]

A heavyweight bout between the former 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix Champion, Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion and UFC Heavyweight Championship challenger Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris has been slated to serve as the event headliner. The pairing was previously scheduled to headline UFC on ESPN 7 in December 2019. However Harris pulled out of the fight in early November citing the disappearance and death of his step-daughter in her home state of Alabama.[5]

A middleweight bout between Abu Azaitar and Alessio Di Chirico was scheduled for the event.[1] However, Azitar was pulled from the event for undisclosed reason and he was replaced by Markus Perez.[6]

A middleweight bout between Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan was scheduled at UFC 248.[7] However it was announced on February 20 that the bout has been rescheduled and will serve as the co-main for this event.[8]

Fight card[edit]

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris
Welterweight Vicente Luque vs. Randy Brown
Women's Strawweight Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson
Lightweight Tristan Connelly vs. Alex da Silva
Heavyweight Don’Tale Mayes vs. Rodrigo Nascimento
Middleweight Markus Perez vs. Alessio Di Chirico
Women's Bantamweight Julia Avila vs. Karol Rosa

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Announced bouts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Redactie. "Azaitar vs. Di Chirico and Avila vs. Rosa added to UFC event on April 11". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-12-27.(in Dutch)
  2. ^ Raphael Marinho. "After winning Ultimate debut, Karol Rosa is set to face Julia Avila in April". Globoesporte. Retrieved 2019-12-27.(in Portuguese)
  3. ^ VH Gonzaga (2019-12-26). "Karol Rosa faces Julia Avila in April and seeks second UFC victory". superlutas. Retrieved 2019-12-27.(in Portuguese)
  4. ^ ATSteveDuncan (2019-12-26). "Karol Rosa vs. Julia Avila rescheduled for April 11". mmauno.com. Retrieved 2019-12-27.(in Spanish)
  5. ^ a b Tim Brown (2020-02-08). "UFC Fight Night coming to Portland on April 11, headlined by Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris". oregonlive.com. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  6. ^ "UFC on ESPN+ 30: Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson added". MMA Crossfire. 2020-02-08. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  7. ^ Critchfield, Tristen (2020-01-22). "Middleweights Derek Brunson, Edmen Shahbazyan to clash at UFC 248 in Las Vegas". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  8. ^ a b Redactie. "Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan moved from UFC 248 to UFC Portland". mmadna. Retrieved 2020-02-20.(in Dutch)
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  10. ^ Farah Hannoun (2020-02-13). "Niko Price vs. Muslim Salikhov added to UFC on ESPN+ 30 in Portland". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
  11. ^ "UFC on ESPN+ 30 adds middleweight clash between Eryk Anders and Krzysztof Jotko". MMA Junkie. 2020-02-19. Retrieved 2020-02-19.