UFC Fight Night: Best bets for Walt Harris vs. Alistair Overeem

    Reed Kuhn is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and strategy and analytics consultant. He is the author of “Fightnomics: The Hidden Numbers and Science in Mixed Martial Arts,” the first book to quantify drivers and performance metrics in combat sports.

The UFC tripleheader from Jacksonville, Florida, has posted two main events so far that have brought extreme brutality. And the main finale saved for ESPN prime time on Saturday night — featuring two highly ranked, hard-hitting heavyweights — also should end with a bang. I just don’t expect this week’s fighters to withstand nearly as many punches as we’ve seen in the past two main events.

Prelims from VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena begin at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+, and the main card begins at 9 p.m.

Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.

Heavyweight main event: No. 8 Walt Harris (-155) vs. No. 9 Alistair Overeem (+135)

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