UFC Florida went down on Saturday night. The UFC’s third event in a week, following UFC 249 and UFC Jacksonville, again went down in an empty VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. In the main event, Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris faced off in a top ten heavyweight clash.
The two were originally scheduled to meet last December at UFC Washington, but Harris withdrew after the tragic news that his step daughter Aniah Blanchard has gone missing, and was later found dead.
In the UFC Florida co-main event, Claudia Gadelha and Angela Hill threw down in a women’s strawweight contest. It was ‘Overkill’s’ seventh fight in 421 days. Elsewhere on the card, Edson Barboza moved down to featherweight and was welcomed to his new division by Dan Ige; Eryk Anders and Krzysztof Jotko met in a middleweight clash; and top bantamweights Song Yadong and Marlon Vera took to the Octagon at featherweight.
Official results from UFC Florida:
Alistair Overeem defeats Walt Harris via second round TKO (3:00)
Claudia Gadelha defeats Angela Hill via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Dan Ige defeats Edson Barboza via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Krzysztof Jotko defeats Eryk Anders via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Song Yadong defeats Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Miguel Baeza defeats Matt Brown second round KO (0:18)
Kevin Holland defeats Anthony Hernandez via first round TKO (0:39)
Giga Chikadze defeats Irwin Rivera via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
Nate Landwehr defeats Darren Elkins via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Cortney Casey defeats Mara Romero Borella via first round armbar submission (3:36)
Rodrigo Nascimento defeats Don’tale Mayes via second round rear naked choke submission (2:05)