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Alabama’s Walt Harris earns 6th UFC win, knocks out Alexey Oleynik in 12 seconds at ‘UFC on ESPN 4’ in San Antonio, Texas

Megan Olivi, Walt Harris

Megan Olivi, Walt Harris

Fighting out of Homewood, Alabama, United States, Walt “Big Ticket” Harris, 36, was one of the winners at “UFC on ESPN 4.” It was his sixth victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The UFC held “UFC on ESPN 4” at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, United States on July 20, 2019. In the 12th bout of the evening, Harris fought Alexey “The Boa Constrictor” Oleynik, 42, of Moscow, Russia in the heavyweight division.

Jacob Montalvo served as the referee of the heavyweight bout between Harris and Oleynik. The referee put a stop to the contest after 12 seconds of the first round when the Alabama native knocked out his Russian opponent via knee and punches.

Winning at “UFC on ESPN 4” improved the professional MMA record of Harris to 13 wins, 7 losses, 0 draw and 1 No Contest. On the other hand, Oleynik now has 57 wins, 13 losses and 1 draw.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama on June 10, 1983, Harris worked as a furniture mover and a UPS employee before pursuing a career as a mixed martial artist. He made his professional MMA debut in 2011.

On November 30, 2013, Harris competed in “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” and lost to Jared “The Big Show” Rosholt, 32, of Arlington, Texas. On January 25, 2014, the Alabama native made his official UFC debut at “UFC on Fox 10” and lost to Nikita “The Miner” Krylov, 27, of Moscow.

On April 23, 2016, Harris earned his first UFC win at “UFC 197” by knocking out Cody “The Freight Train” East, 31, of Los Lunas, Valencia County, New Mexico, USA. Before facing Oleynik at “UFC on ESPN 4,” Harris defeated Chase “The Vanilla Gorilla” Sherman, 29, of D’Iberville, Mississippi, USA, Cyril “Silverback” Asker, 33, of Avignon, Vaucluse, France, Daniel “Daddy Long Legs” Spitz, 28, of Spokane, Washington, USA and Sergey “The Polar Bear” Spivak, 24, of Chisinau, Moldova in the UFC.

Watch UFC correspondent Megan Olivi’s backstage interview with Harris at “UFC on ESPN 4” here:

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