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"The Big Ticket"
Walt Harris
#10 Heavyweight Division • 13-8-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 13
    Wins by Knockout
Striking accuracy 38% 38%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
253
Sig. Strikes Attempted
663
Grappling accuracy 33% 33%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
1
Takedowns Attempted
6
2.96
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.68
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.35
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.18
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
62
%
Sig. Str. Defense
76
%
Takedown Defense
1.40
Knockdown Ratio
06:35
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
168 (66%)
Clinch
24 (9%)
Ground
61 (24%)

Sig. Str. by target

68% 172 Head 24% 61 Body 8% 20 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
13 (100%)
DEC
0 (0%)
SUB
0 (0%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Birmingham, United States
Trains at
American Top Team ATT Coconut Creek, FL
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
37
Height
77.00
Weight
250.00
Octagon Debut
Dec. 01, 2013
Reach
77.00
Leg reach
47.00
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2008 as a way to get back in shape after my basketball career came to an end. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Alabama Golden Gloves Champion, Georgia Golden Gloves Champion, Paul Murphy Classic Heavyweight Champion, ISKA and ACF Heavyweight Champion, Southern Fighting Alliance Heavyweight Champion, NAGA Super Heavyweight Champion, Copa Grappling Champion

Do you have any heroes? I come from a family of heroes, specifically my mother and my uncle, who were great role models for me growing up. My sports heroes are Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson, Charles Barkley.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC is a dream come true.  It is an accomplishment and an achievement and proof that hard work does pay off.  It is a lifelong dream for me to enter the UFC cage and win the world title.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I earned an Associates degree in Physical Education from Jacksonville State and Pikeville College.

What was your job before you started fighting? I moved furniture for a moving company and also worked for UPS.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?  In amateur competition I earned a record of 23-1, with all my wins coming by way of KO or TKO.

Favorite grappling technique: Head and Arm Choke and Triangle Choke.

Favorite Striking technique: Lead Uppercut

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Walt Harris warms up prior to his fight during the UFC fight night event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 16, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)