Who is UFC Fighter Walt Harris?

Walt Harris is an American mixed martial artist. He has won "Performance of the Night" title in UFC for two times in a match against Sergey Spivak and Aleksei Oleinik. Currently, he ranks 9th in the UFC heavyweight rankings. He is the stepfather of Aniah Haley Blanchard, a 19 years old girl who became the headlines of newspaper in the USA after she went missing in late October 2019 and was murdered and found dead in November 2019 in Macon County, Alabama.

What makes Walt Harris Famous?

  • He is famous for competing in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
  • He is also known by his nicknames like The Vault, The Big Ticket, and The Skull Crusher.

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How old is Walt Harris UFC fighter?

Walt Harris was born on June 10, 1983, in Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America. His birth name is Walter Jermaine Harris. His Zodiac sign is Gemini. His birthday falls on June 10 of every year. He holds an American nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. His parent's name is unknown. He has grown up in his home town Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Jacksonville State University and earned a degree in Physical Education. 

What does Walt Harris do? 

Walt Harris used to be a basketball player at Jacksonville State University before entering mixed martial arts in 2010. Walt made his professional mixed martial arts debut on March 15, 2011, at HEF: Hess Extreme Fighting. Harris signed with the UFC(Ultimate Fighting Championship) on September 19, 2013.

He made his UFC debut on November 30, 2013, by playing at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. He had his second fight with Nikita Krylov at UFC on Fox 10 on January 25, 2014, for his promotion but he lost the match and was released from UFC. After his UFC release, Harris signed with Florida based promotion Titan FC and he remained there for few months. Harris again resigned with UFC in November 2014 and faced Australian mixed martial artist Palelei at UFC Fight Night 55 on November 7, 2014. His first UFC victory came on April 23, 2016, at UFC 197 after he knocked down newcomer Cody East. His next victory came on January 15, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 103 after winning the match with American mixed martial artist Chase Sherman. Harris faced Daniel Spitz on June 1, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 131. He won the fight via knock out in the second round.

He also won the match with Daniel Spitz on June 1, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 131. On April 3, 2019, Harris won the match against Sergey Spivak and also earned his first "Performance of the Night" bonus award. He was supposed to face Alistair Overeem on December 7, 2019, at UFC on ESPN 7 but was postponed to April 11, 2020, due to the ongoing search for his missing step-daughter. Their postponed match was also canceled for the second time due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. The event eventually took place

 on May 16, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 175 where Overeem won the match Overeem despite Harris hurting, and almost finishing Overeem in the first round.

Walt Harris's Achievement and Awards 

  • In UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Walt Harris has won the "Performance of the Night" title two times against Sergey Spivak and Aleksei Oleinik.
  • He has also won two "Golden Gloves Championship" title at a match played in Alabama and Florida in the field of Amateur Boxing.

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It was reported on January 26, 2019, that Harris tested positive for LGD4033, and selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) like Ostarine, and he was temporarily suspended by California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). In February, Harris was suspended for four months and fined $4,000. The fight result was overturned to a no contest. Per the CSAC, Harris was able to prove the positive the test resulted from a tainted supplement and the commission does not believe he was an intentional doper, hence the shorter suspension.

What happened to Walt Harris daughter?

Walt Harris with Daughter Aniah

At the end of October, the news of Harris missing a 19-year-old stepdaughter named Aniah Blanchard hit the headlines of the newspaper. Aniah Blanchard was reported missing on October 24, 2019. She had last been seen at a Chevron Gas Station in Auburn, Alabama the previous night. A witness from the gas station claims to have seen Blanchard being kidnapped. Blanchard's body was found in Macon County, Alabama one month after her disappearance. The cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound. A suspect, identified as Ibraheem Yazeed, was arrested and charged with Blanchard's murder. As of May 2020, Yazeed is being held in Lee County Jail without bond and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 3. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Who is Walt Harris married too?

Walt Harris with his Wife Angela Haley-Harris

Walt Harris is a married man. His wife's name is  Angela Haley-Harris who is a former nurse. Angela Haley-Harris was also his long-time girlfriend. Altogether they have four children. The two  Asah and Aylah are their own biological children. Elijah Lee and Aniah Haley Blanchard, who was murdered in late 2019, are the stepchildren of Walt Harris. Now, Aniah Haley Blanchard is no more: she was murdered in November 2019. Angela was previously married to Elijah Blanchard, a Birmingham businessman.

Body Measurement of Walt Harris

Walt Harris is a man with a huge muscular build and athletic type body. He stands an incredible height of 6 ft 5 inches tall and weighs 120 kg. His hair color is black and eye color is Dark Brown. He has a straight sexual orientation. He has got a tattoo on his Left Chest and Arms.

How much is Walt Harris Net Worth?

As of 2020, The net worth of Walt Harris is estimated to be $1.6 million and earns a salary of $138 Thousand yearly. His primary source of income is his salary earned by playing matches against opponents in UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). He owns a mansion in Homewood, Alabama, the USA where he resides along with his wife and three children.