For the second consecutive weekend, we will get a UFC event, and yes, gamblers and sports fans are thrilled.
The main event will have Alistair Overeem against Walt Harris in a heavyweight showdown in Florida.
Fans, once again, will not attend the arena, but at this point, I’m good with having any sport on TV, even if the stands are empty. Let’s break it down.
What the UFC odds Say About the Overeem vs. Harris Fight
|Overeem Vs. Harris Odds To Win|
Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris is the favorite to win this fight. We find Harris -160 at MyBookie. Alistair Overeem is the dog, paying +130 for every $100 bet.
The rounds total is not up yet, but you will find them a couple of days before the fight.
Walt Harris’ Edge over Overeem
Walter Harris is a fearless puncher. He has decimated his last two opponents in less than a minute.
Overeem is also a puncher, but he doesn’t defend as well and is not as aggressive as Harris. Alistair allowed 89 significant punches in his last fight against Jairzinho Rozenstrui. One of those made enough damage to end the contest with KO.
Alistair Overeem was knocked out 14 times in his 18 losses. Plus, he’s 39 years old. He has taken a beating for most of his career, and his style always leaves a door open for a KO.
Alistair Overeem’s Edge over Harris
Make no mistake about it, Alistair Overeem can absolutely win this fight. He’s the more polished fighter, with a lot more tricks on his bag. If Harris doesn’t land solid punches early on, he can get frustrated.
It is not every day that the better fight is the underdog. Overeem has many tools and a lot more experience to complicate whatever game plan Harris brings to the table.
There is another place Overeem has the edge. The preparation for this fight has been up and down for Harris. I’m not particularly eager to get personal, but Walts’ stepdaughter was murdered a few months ago, and his training has been on and off.
UFC Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris Prediction
The matchup between these knockout artists should be close. However, I’m not willing to lay down $160 on Harris when I think there is a legitimate chance for an upset.
Harris’ preparation worries me a lot. He’s been training, but too many things have surrounded his life in the last few months to overlook them and act as nothing happened.
Alistair Overeem is on his last legs, but his combination of technique and power are still hazardous to opponents.
I feel the underdog is in a good enough position to win. There is a good value at +130 to feel comfortable that Overeem’s kicks, stamina, and quality punches will get the W in the last rounds. Bet Overeem at +130.