Alistair Overeem BACK for main event fight in Washington DC

"The Demolition Man"; Alistair Overeem, is back for a new, high-stakes fight against the up-and-coming Walt Harris

One of the heavyweight division’s biggest fighters, both literally and figuratively, is back! Dutchman Alistair Overeem (45-17) was just recently booked for a main event slot against the underrated, overlooked but extremely talented Walt Harris (13-7). The fight is scheduled for the main event slot at UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington DC, December 7th. ESPN were first to report the fight.

Both coming off big KO’s

In 2017 Overeem had a nice two fight winning streak broken, quite brutally, by two back-to-back knockout losses to Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes. He rebounded however with a vicious, first round TKO over Russian UFC debutant Sergei Pavlovic. He would then travel to St. Petersburg to take on hometown favourite Aleksei Oleinik – and won by first round knockout.

Harris is unbeaten in his last four fights. After a TKO victory over Daniel Spitz he would go on to defeat Andrei Arlovski via decision. That decision would however be changed to a No Contest after that Harris tested positive for LGD-4033. He would prove, though, that the substance came from a tainted supplement, resulting in a substantially shortened suspension. He returned with a TKO win over  Ukrainian Sergey Spivak, and extended his win streak with a 12 second KO of the above mentioned Oleinik.

Who wins the heavyweight main event clash on december 7th – Overeem or Harris? 

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for