3rd Fight Night in a week! LFG! Happy Saturday folks, tonight from Jacksonville, FL, we have a Heavyweight main event pitting #8 Alistair Overeem vs #9 Walt Harris in a crucial bout that will determine who gets to climb the rankings toward a title shot.
I’d like to start off for folks that don’t know this, Walt Harris tragically lost his stepdaughter to a murder in October/November. Im not in a position to comment on this, but I genuinely cannot even fathom how awful this has been for him. Prayers to Walt and his family, and no matter the outcome of tonight, she will be looking down on him proud as hell.
Now moving onto the fight itself, I actually think its going to be a helluva matchup between these heavyweight contenders. Overeem (+120) and Harris (-150) are an interesting pairing. Overeem is always a tough style matchup, he’s extremely crafty, difficult to take down and still very very dangerous at the age 39. Heavyweight bouts are always something of a crapshoot, because of the power involved, and this one should be a close bout that will more than likely end in a TKO/KO. I truly believe that Walt Harris can pull out the victory for his stepdaughter. What a story that would be. Harris is futherting the proof that these fighters are some of the most tough and incredible athletes and humans on the planet. God bless Walt and I hope he pulls it out tonight, nothing against Overeem (who I believe should be favored tonight) but how can you pick against anyone but Walt Harris tonight?
Some other fights and betting to look out for tonight. #6 Claudia Gadelha (-210) vs Angela Hill (+175) in the co-main in a Women’s Strawweight bout. Angela Hill is a straight up SAVAGE. This is her 3rd time fighting 2020, yes THIRD freaken time! She is the only person in the company to do this. I think she pulls off the upset tonight.
Then you got #15 Dan Ige (+110) vs #11 Edson Barboza (-140) in a Featherweight bout of these contenders. I’d stay away from this one, im not entirely confident on how this will play out. Might have to go with Ige, this weight cut for Barboza is REALLY tough.
Im on high on Eryck Anders and then to open the main card, we have #14 Song Yadong (-190) vs #15 Marlon Vera (+160) in a featherweight bout. Im SUPER high on Song Yadong, im very positive he’ll pull this one off. He is very very skilled and this could be his coming out party tonight.
We’ve got some GREAT fights on the main card tonight starting at 9:00. Tune in and support these incredible athletes putting their lives on the line in a cage. LFG!!!