The UFC finished its triple-header in Jacksonville, Florida, with fireworks as Alistair Overeem finished Walt Harris to spoil his return to action after the murder of his stepdaughter.
Harris had Overeem hurt in the first round, but couldn’t get the job done as Overeem took control in the second half of the round. In the second round, a heavily gassed Harris caught a right leg kick to the head which Overeem followed up with a left cross that dropped him. Overeem pounced to rain down blows and earn his 46th career win minutes before his 40th birthday.
In the co-main event, No. 6 ranked strawweight Claudia Gadelha and Angela Hill went the distance with the Brazilian getting the split-decision win. The loss for Hill snaps her three fight win streak and moves her record to 12-8, but her performance proved she deserves to be ranked in the division. Gadelha, who called out Carla Esparza after her win, improves to 18-4.
UFC Florida main card full results
Alistair Overeem def. Walt Harris via TKO (punches) at 3:00 of R2
Claudia Gadelha def. Angela Hill via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29)
Dan Ige def. Edson Barboza via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29)
Krzysztof Jotko def. Eryk Anders via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x 2)
Song Yadong def. Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
UFC Florida prelims card full results
Miguel Baeza def. Matt Brown via KO (punches) at 0:18 of R2
Kevin Holland def. Anthony Hernandez via TKO (strikes) at 0:39 of R1
Giga Chikadze def. Irwin Rivera via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x 2)
Nate Landwehr def. Darren Elkins via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x 2)
Cortney Casey def. Mara Romero Borella via submission (arm bar) at 3:36 of R1
Rodrigo Nascimento def. Don’Tale Mayes via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:05 of R2
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