Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Walt Harris after UFC on ESPN 8 loss?

Walt Harris came up short in his return to the octagon Saturday when he lost to Alistair Overeem in the UFC on ESPN 8 main event.

In his first fight since the tragic killing of his stepdaughter, Aniah Blanchard, Harris (13-8 MMA, 6-7 UFC) succumbed to a second-round TKO against Overeem (45-19 MMA, 10-8 UFC) in the headlining bout, which took place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.

Although the fight didn’t go his way, Harris’ stock still rose. Not only did he show his fortitude by returning to the cage, but he nearly finished Overeem in the opening round before the momentum turned, and he was stopped in the second.

Harris vowed to come back stronger and will likely get a notable opponent next in the heavyweight division next.

Where does Harris go after the loss? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on his future.

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