WALT HARRIS TO MAKE UFC DEBUT AT FIGHT NIGHT 55

By: R. Eric Ellison

An injury to Daniel Omielanczuk may have just given Walt Harris TO MAKE HIS RETURN to the Octagon, as the heavyweight meets Soa Palelei at UFC Fight Night 55 next month.

Harris got back in the win column in May when he stopped D.J. Linderman at Titan FC 28, and was scheduled to compete for the vacant heavyweight title later this year in the promotion against Dave Herman.Instead, he’ll meet Palelei (21-4), a native of Australia. He had his 11-fight win streak snapped by Rosholt in June and is 3-1 with the promotion since signing in 2013.Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/10 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Michael Bisping vs. Luke RockholdLightweight: Ross Pearson vs. Al Iaquinta

Middleweight: Clint Hester vs. Robert Whittaker

Heavyweight: Soa Palelei vs. Walt Harris

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7:30 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Vagner Rocha vs. Jake Matthews

Light Heavyweight: Anthony Perosh vs. Guto Inocente

Welterweight: Dylan Andrews vs. Sam Alvey

Flyweight: Neil Seery vs. Richie Vaculik

Welterweight: Vik Grujic vs. Chris Clements

Middleweight: Luke Zachrich vs. Daniel Kelly

Bantamweight: Jumabieke Tuerxun vs. Marcus Brimage

Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling vs. Frankie Saenz

-DANA BECKER

 

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