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UFC on ESPN 8 live results: Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN 8: Overeem vs. Harris, emanating from the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Octagon remains in Jacksonville as the UFC finishes up their stretch of three events in eight days inside the empty arena with a heavyweight main event and an overall strong card.

Former title challenger Alistair Overeem takes on Walt Harris in the five-round headline bout. Overeem is looking to get back into the win column after having his lip split by Jairzinho Rozenstruik in December. Harris returns to action for the first time since the tragic kidnapping and murder of his stepdaughter, fighting with a heavy heart as he looks to move his unbeaten streak to five straight.

In the co-main event, it is a battle in the women's strawweight division as former title challenger Claudia Gadelha looks to end Angela Hill's three-fight win streak as Hill fights for the third time this year already. Also on the main card is streaking Dan Ige, winner of five straight, welcoming Edson Barboza to the featherweight division, middleweights Eryk Anders and Krzysztof Jotko meet, and Song Yadong takes on Marlon Vera.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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> Rodrigo Nascimento (7-0, 0-0 UFC) vs. Don'Tale Mayes (7-3, 0-1 UFC)
Heavyweights

They trade early and Nascimento landing some leg kicks. Mayes throwing kicks but missing a little. They clinch and Nascimento looking for a takedown along the fence. They break and Nascimento with some leg kicks. Mayes lands a punch. Mayes with a leg kick and follows it with a body kick. Nascimento comes in with a flurry and lands a nice punch before they clinch. Nascimento gets a takedown and is in the half-guard. Nascimento stands and lands some punches before he gets back into the guard of Mayes. Nascimento stands and lands a punch. Mayes scrambles to his feet and they trade. 10-9 Nascimento.

Nascimento lands some good punches and a head kick before they clinch against the fence. Mayes has Nascimento against the fence and Nascimento is able to get a takedown and has the back and gets a rear-naked choke locked in and Mayes taps. Nascimento scores a win in his UFC debut.

Official Result- Rodrigo Nascimento def. Don'Tale Mayes by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:05 of Round 2

> Cortney Casey (8-7, 4-6 UFC) vs. Mara Romero Borella (13-7 1 NC, 2-3 UFC)
Women's Flyweights

They trade and clinch early and Borella gets a takedown and is in the guard of Casey. Borella working from the top and landing some short punches. Casey looking for a triangle choke and then an armbar but Borella escapes and scrambles back to the top. Casey still looking for an armbar and has the arm and is looking to extend it. She has it locked in and Borella taps! Slick submission by Casey as she gets the win.

Official Result- Cortney Casey def. Mara Romero Borella by submission (armbar) at 3:36 of Round 1

> Darren Elkins (24-8, 14-7 UFC) vs. Nate Landwehr (13-3, 0-1 UFC)
Featherweights

Elkins landing the jab early on. Elkins lands a straight right hand. They trade punches and Herb Dean warns Elkins about leaving his fingers out straight. Elkins tagging Landwehr and shoots for a takedown. Elkins completes the takedown against the fence and is working from the top. Elkins almost had the neck as they scramble to their feet. They break. Elkins lands a combo. Landwehr started to land some good punches and kicks and Elkins is cut open. Elkins shoots for a takedown and Landwehr with some dirty boxing. They exchange comes in the final moments of the first. 10-9 Elkins.

The cut on Elkins was from an accidental clash of heads. They trade early and Landwehr lands a nice uppercut followed by a straight left hand. Elkins is trying for a takedown but Landwehr is defending the attempts. Elkins lands two nice right hands. They exchange after Elkins misses a takedown. They trade right hands. Elkins with a right hand. They trade punches and Elkins is landing some good right hands but Landwehr is landing his combos good. Elkins with a body kick and follows it with a combo. Elkins goes for a takedown but Landwehr lands a knee right to the chin. Elkins trying to lock up the takedown but Landwehr gets the underhook and spins Elkins to the fence but they break. They are both constantly throwing shots. They clinch but break and Landwehr lands a right hand after they break. Elkins now lands a right hand. Elkins' face is a bloody mess. Landwehr with an elbow and Herb Dean calls a timeout for the doctor to check on the cut on Elkins. He's cleared to continue. Landwehr showboating and fighting with one hand behind his back. 10-9 Landwehr, 19-19.

Landwehr lands a knee to the jaw but Elkins fires back with a right hand. Elkins' face is a mess. Elkins is looking for a takedown but Landwehr able to reverse to the top but they scramble up. They trade in close range. I don't know how Elkins can see. He is landing combos and they are trading in close range. Elkins throwing punches as he comes in looking for a takedown. They trade position and Landwehr with some body punches. Elkins lands a straight right as they break. They trade and Elkins is just covered in blood. Elkins with a nice right hand. Elkins lands some good punches and then a right hand. Landwehr slowing down and Elkins coming on strong. Landwehr with a hard uppercut. They trade late and Landwehr rocks Elkins. This fight was so great. Close fight too. 10-9 Elkins, 29-28 Elkins.

Official Result- Nate Landwehr def. Darren Elkins by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

> Giga Chikadze (9-2, 2-0 UFC) vs. Irwin Rivera (9-4, 0-0 UFC)
Featherweights

Rivera took this fight on 36 hours notice. Rivera with a quick Superman punch. Chikadze with a leg kick and then a body kick. Chikadze with a leg kick. Rivera comes forward with some punches but they miss. Rivera lands a left hand and Chikadze with a knee. They trade. Rivera lands a punch and Chikadze lands a knee. Chikadze with a body kick. Rivera with a leg kick and Chikadze lands a left hand followed by a leg kick. Chikadze with another leg kick and Rivera checks it. 10-9 Chikadze.

They trade early in the second and Chikadze is landing more. Rivera tries a takedown and Chikadze defends. Chikadze with a front kick right to the face. Chikadze with a high kick and then lands an uppercut. Chikadze with a high kick and follows it with a left cross. Chikadze with a left hand and Rivera has a cut under his eye. Rivera lands a left hand. Chikadze lands a nice combo. 10-9 Chikadze, 20-18 Chikadze.

Chikadze lands a big knee and Rivera falls to the ground and then gets right back up and starts throwing punches. They scramble to the ground and get up. Rivera lands a left hand. Chikadze lands another knee right to the jaw. Chikadze with another high kick. Chikadze lands some more body kicks. They trade late and scramble to the mat as the fight ends. 10-9 Chikadze, 30-27 Chikadze.

Official Result- Giga Chikadze def. Irwin Rivera by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

> Anthony Hernandez (7-1 1 NC, 1-1 UFC) vs. Kevin Holland (16-5, 3-2 UFC)
Middleweights

Holland lands a right hand. Holland lands an elbow and then a big knee to the body that hurts Hernandez. Holland lands another as Hernandez falls to the mat and Holland starts following up with punches and finishes it off. Impressive showing from Holland.

Official Result- Kevin Holland def. Anthony Hernandez by TKO (strikes) at :39 of Round 1

> Matt Brown (22-16, 15-10 UFC) vs. Miguel Baeza (8-0, 1-0 UFC)
Welterweights

Brown looking to land the jab right away. They trade kicks. Baeza lands a nice jab and the follows it with a leg kick. Baeza with a leg kick. Baeza with a left hand. Brown lands a combo. Brown lands a hard combo and a hard right hand that sends Baeza's mouthpiece flying. Brown landing elbows and they break and Baeza is on wobbly legs. Brown with an elbow against the cage. They clinch and Brown lands a knee. Baeza lands some leg kicks. Brown lands a hard combo and then Baeza lands a hard punch that rocks Brown and Brown falls backwards and they scramble on the mat. Baeza on top and landing some punches and elbows to the body. They scramble to the feet. They break. Baeza with a right hand. Brown with an elbow. Brown with a left hook. Close round. 10-9 Brown.

Baeza lands a nice combo to start the second. Baeza then lands a counter left hook that drops Brown and he finishes it on the ground. Big stoppage by Baeza.

Official Result- Miguel Baeza def. Matt Brown by knockout (punches) at :18 of Round 2

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> Song Yadong (#14 BW, 14-4-1 1 NC, 4-0-1 UFC) vs. Marlon Vera (#15 BW, 15-5-1, 9-4 UFC)
Featherweights

These guys are fighting up a weight class for this one. Vera with some kicks to start. Yadong now with a leg kick. Vera tries a high kick but Yadong blocks it. They keep trading and both are landing some good punches and kicks. Yadong with a right hand and then a quick combo. Yadong with a left hook. They clinch against the fence and both land some body punches. They trade knees to the body. Vera with a nice inside elbow and then a couple of knees to the body. 10-9 Yadong.

Both throwing early but neither landing much. Yadong lands a couple of right hands and Vera with a leg kick. Yadong lands a nice combo to the body. Vera with a quick combo as he grabs the clinch but they quickly break. Yadong was landing some nice punches to the jaw of Vera and Vera was a little stunned but still pressing forward. Yadong with a hard left hook. Vera lands a high kick and Yadong grabs the leg but lets go. Vera lands a nice jab and then a well-timed knee as Yadong was coming in. They clinch against the fence and Vera with some knees. They break and they have a wild exchange against the fence. Yadong lands a nice combo and a hard right hand. Vera with a hard left to the body. Frantic pace to this close round. 10-9 Vera, 19-19.

They trade and Vera gets a takedown and almost got the mount but ended up in the guard of Yadong. Vera stands to try and transition and Yadong is able to get to the fence and they work to the feet. Vera rips the body and they break. They trade in close range. Yadong lands a nice combo. Yadong with a right hand and then lands another as Vera was coming in for an uppercut. Vera with a knee to the body. They both land some good shots. Vera with a knee to the body. Vera gets a trip takedown but they quickly gets up. Vera with a knee. Yadong with a hard elbow. Yadong tries a takedown and Vera gets his back and steps over to the top. Vera lands and then they stand. Close fight. 10-9 Vera, 29-28 Vera.

Official Result- Song Yadong def. Marlon Vera by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Eryk Anders (13-4, 5-4 UFC) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (21-4, 8-4 UFC)
Middleweights

Both throwing shots but not much landing. They clinch and Jotko with some short punches. Jotko lands a nice combo. They trade and Anders goes for a takedown but Jotko tries to grab the fence to block. They go to the mat for a moment but scramble up and separate. Jotko lands as Anders initiates a clinch. They break and Anders lands a couple of heavy shots. Jotko with two leg kicks. Jotko goes for a takedown and has the back of Anders. Jotko tries a takedown but Anders reverses and then Jotko reverses as they scramble up. Anders just misses a head kick. They clinch and both land some good shots. Anders with some body punches and has the neck as the round ends. 10-9 Jotko

Anders comes rushing right in looking for a takedown but Jotko defends. Jotko with a leg kick as Anders applies pressure but they separate. Jotko lands a left hand. Jotko with an elbow and Anders tries for a takedown but Jotko defends. They break from the fence. Anders goes for a takedown again but Jotko still defends. Anders with a spinning elbow on the break. They trade in close range and Anders again going for a takedown. Anders with some knees against the fence. Jotko getting warned again for trying to grab the fence. 10-9 Anders, 19-19.

Anders trying right away for a takedown as Anders has the body lock. Anders with a short knee and lands an elbow as he is trying to finish a takedown. Jotko escapes and lands some good punches and lands one right on the jaw. Anders still chasing the takedown as he pushes Jotko against the fence. They break and both trade punches and Anders again pushes Jotko against the fence. Jotko talking trash. Jotko landing some knees to the body. They break and exchange. This fight was ugly. 10-9 Jotko, 29-28 Jotko.

Official Result- Krzysztof Jotko def. Eryk Anders by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

> Dan Ige (#15, 13-2, 5-1 UFC) vs. Edson Barboza (#11 LW, 20-8, 14-8 UFC)
Featherweights

They are trading early and Barboza lands a right hand that sends Ige down to the ground. Barboza gets into his guard and lands from the top. Ige with some hammerfists from the bottom. They get to their feet and Barboza lands a body kick. Ige with a big swing that just misses but lands a body punch. Barboza with a leg kick. Ige with some body punches. Barboza with a leg kick. Ige has a cut under his right eye. Ige with a right hand and they clinch for a second. They break and Barboza with a body kick. Barboza with a late leg kick. 10-9 Barboza.

Ige lands a nice combo and a flying knee. Barboza with a body kick. They trade and Ige initiates a clinch against the fence. Barboza has the plumb clinch and lands some knees to the body while Ige is landing some body punches. Ige with a right hand as they break and Barboza with a body kick and left hook. Ige with a hard combo. Barboza with a body kick and a leg kick. Ige with a combo and Barboza lands a leg kick. Barboza with another hard body kick and follows it with a leg kick. They clinch and Ige with an inside elbow. Ige tries a takedown but Barboza defends it. Barboza with a knee to the liver that hurts Ige and they scramble to the mat and Barboza on top. Ige with hammerfists from the bottom but Barboza lands on top to end the round. 10-9 Barboza, 20-18 Barboza.

Barboza lands a nice combo to start the third. They trade and Barboza lands a leg kick. Ige with an overhand right. They trade in close range. They clinch and Barboza with a nice body combo against the fence. Ige goes for a takedown but Barboza defends. Ige lands a nice right hand and follows it with another nice punch. Barboza with a hard leg kick. They trade and Ige gets a takedown and is landing from the top. Ige working in the half-guard and landing body punches from the top. He finishes the round with some good shots from the top. Close fight. 10-9 Ige, 29-28 Barboza.

Official Result- Dan Ige def. Edson Barboza by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

> Claudia Gadelha (#6, 17-4, 6-4 UFC) vs. Angela Hill (12-7, 7-7 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

Both missing their punches so far in the first thirty seconds. Gadelha lands a right hand. Hill lands a left hand. Hill lands some right hands after Gadelha lands a good combo. They trade in close range and then clinch against the fence. Gadelha working hard for a takedown against the fence. Hill digging the underhook. Gadelha gets the takedown and is in side control and lands a left hand. They push against the fence but Gadelha retains side control. Gadelha lands a left hand from the top and then a hammerfist. 10-9 Gadelha.

They trade to start the second. Hill lands a good right hand. They trade in close and Hill lands a right hand that drops Gadelha. Hill lets her up. Hill lands another right hand. Gadelha is cut around her eye. Hill with a combo. Gadelha lands a good combo and then shoots for a takedown. Hill with a knee to the body as Gadelha pushes her against the fence. They break and Hill just misses an elbow. Gadelha with a combo. Hill lands a right hand. Gadelha with a right hand. They trade hard punches. Hill with a combo to the body. They trade punches. Hill working to the body more. Hill with a body kick and lands a late flurry. 10-9 Hill, 19-19.

They trade to start the third. Gadelha with a leg kick and Hill lands a left hand. Both land a good punch. Gadelha with a right hand and then another. Hill lands a jab and then another left hand. Gadelha with a leg kick. Hill with a right hand and Gadelha fires back with one. They trade punches. Hill with a knee to the body and then a high kick. Gadelha with a right hand and then a left hook. They both miss spinning attempts. They trade in close and Gadelha gets a clinch. Gadelha with a big elbow as they break and then a right hand. Gadelha with a late combo and they both land late. Close fight. 10-9 Gadelha, 29-28 Gadelha.

Official Result- Claudia Gadelha def. Angela Hill by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

> Alistair Overeem (#8, 45-18 1 NC, 10-7 UFC) vs. Walt Harris (#9, 13-7 1 NC, 6-6 1 NC UFC)
 Heavyweights

Overeem with a spin kick to the body. Harris lands a left hand and then a high kick. Harris just misses some big punches. Harris lands a big combo that drops Overeem. Overeem still scrambling on the mat as Harris is landing big punches. Harris landing a lot of punches but Overeem is surviving. That could have been stopped a couple of times there but Overeem gets to his feet. Harris with a front kick and Overeem is still hurt. Overeem grabs Harris and has him on the mat and is in side control. Overeem has a big cut open over his left eye. Overeem landing from the top as he has Harris pinned on the bottom. Harris getting warned for fingers in the cage. Harris breathing heavy. Overeem landing left hands from the top. Overeem with some big knees to the body. Overeem with a nice comeback in the round. 10-9 Harris.

Harris with a high kick after Overeem misses some punches. Harris missing his punches. Overeem with a leg kick. Overeem with a head kick and then a right hand and Harris goes to the ground. Overeem grabs the back and is landing lots of punches and Harris not doing much to defend. Overeem gets full back control and is landing. Overeem all over Harris as he flattens him out and keeps landing. Overeem still landing punches and this is finally stopped. Overeem gets the win as Harris is emotional after the fight.

Official Result- Alistair Overeem def. Walt Harris by TKO (punches) at 3:00 of Round 2