UFC Florida: Overeem vs. Harris – May 16, 2020 – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
No fans in attendance due to COVID-19 prevention restrictions.
UFC Florida Main Card on ESPN Results
Heavyweight Main Event: Alistair Overeem def. Walt Harris via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:00 on his birthday. Overeem survived a vicious first round onslaught and was very lucky not to have the fight stopped. Exciting fight, but a heartbreaking loss for Harris, who made his first UFC appearance since the passing of his daughter. Great respect shown by both men after the fight.
The late, great Kevin Randleman to be inducted into UFC Hall of Fame as a Pioneer.
Women’s Strawweight: Cláudia Gadelha def. Angela Hill via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28). Not a robbery by any stretch, but many people including me, had Hill winning the decision. Gadelha was knocked down in Round 1 and looked to be the more visibly-damaged fighter at the end.Featherweight Dan Ige def. Edson Barboza Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweights: Krzysztof Jotko def. Eryk Anders via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Featherweights: Song Yadong def. Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28). Fight of The Night. VERY controversial decision.
Preliminary Card Results on ESPN/ESPN+
Welterweights: Miguel Baeza def. Matt Brown via TKO (punches) – Round 2, :18
Middleweights: Kevin Holland def. Anthony Hernandez via TKO (knees, punches) – Round 1, :39
Featherweights: Giga Chikadze def. Irwin Rivera via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweights: Nate Landwehr def. Darren Elkins via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27). Elkins was bloodied and battered.
Women’s Flyweight: Cortney Casey def. Mara Romero Borella via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:36
Heavyweights: Rodrigo Nascimento def. Don’Tale Mayes via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:05
$50,000 Performance Bonuses:
Fight of the Night: Song Yadong vs. Marlon Vera
Performance of the Night: Miguel Baeza, Cortney Casey
UFC Jacksonsville: Overeem vs. Harris Post-Fight Press Conference with UFC President Dana White: