Walt Harris Biography

December 28, 2018
First published on:December 28, 2018
by James

Facts of Walt Harris

Walt Harris is an American mixed martial arts fighter currently working for the UFC in the Heavyweight division. He turned pro-MMA fighter on March 15, 2011, and so far he has appeared in a total of 18 events with 11 wins and 7 losses. 

 

The Heavyweight fighter Walt Harris signed a UFC contract and officiated his MMA career with America's biggest MMA Fight promotion in 2013. As of 2018, his current net worth is estimated to be around $266,000.

Walt Harris Early Life

Walt Harris was born on June 10, 1983, in Homewood, Alabama, United States. Currently, a Lawrenceville Georgia resident, Walt Harris is an avid fighter who fights in Muay-Thai, Kick Boxing, and Freestyle wrestling.

Growing up, Walt Harris was so much interested in Martial arts that he put his possible NBA career on hold to become a pro-fighter.

He attended from Jacksonville State and Pikeville College and obtained an associate degree in Physical Education. He holds American nationality has an African ethnic background.

Walt Harris Personal Life

Currently, Walt Harris is married to his former girlfriend and current wife Angela Haley-Harris. The married couple and have 4 children together.

He is 6 ft 5 in / (1.96 m) tall and weighs around 253 lb / (115 kg; 18.1 st). The MMA fighter has 81 in (206 cm) punching reach.

Walt Harris Net worth

Walt Harris so far has earned around $65,000, ( $30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus, $5,000 fight week incentive pay) from his last fight against Daniel Spitz on June 1, 2018. As of 2018, his current net worth is estimated to be around $266,000.

Walt Harris Career

Walt Harris started his fighting career with Extreme Fighting won his first ever pro MMA fight against like Justin Thornton. After that, he fought for many smaller MMA belts like Cage Combat, Fight Force International, Superior, and Strike Hard.

Afterward, Harris was featured in a fighting reality show The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate Finale and he fought Jared Rosholt but faced a Unanimous Decision loss in the TUF.

On 25-Jan-14, he fought Nikita Krylov at UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Thomson and lost his first ever UFC TV appearance via a TKO (head kick and punches) in round 1.  He then fought Soa Palelei at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping to suffer a TKO loss again in his third TV appearance.

Finally, after his three-fight losing stake, Walt Harris fought Cody East, at UFC 197 and finally won the match held on 23-Apr-16 via TKO (punches) in round 1. On 1st-Oct-16, he fought Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson and again was defeated by Abdurakhimov via a Split Decision.

At UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Penn, which aired on 15-Jan-17, Harris fought Chase Sherman and was able to register a victory in the second round with a KO (knee and punches).

Further, he has won over some known fighters like Cyril Asker, Daniel Spitz, and has lost a few fights to superstars like Mark Godbeer, Fabricio Werdum so far.

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