UFC on ESPN 8: Overeem vs. Harris fight card on May 16

UFC on ESPN 8: Overeem vs. Harris
Date: May 16, 2020
Venue: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Gate: No ticket sales
Attendance: No audience in attendance

Fighter Awards & Bonuses ($50,000 each)
– Fight of the Night: Song Yadong vs. Marlon Vera
– Performance of the Night: Miguel Baeza
– Performance of the Night: Cortney Casey

*UFC announced on April 24 its return with the revamped UFC 249 fight card to be held on May 9 in Jacksonville, Fla., with two other events for the same venue. One being a previously scheduled event for May 16 and a newly booked event for May 13. UFC on ESPN+ 33 was originally scheduled for San Diego, Calif. These are the first events after the cancellations and postponements because of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

UFC on ESPN 8 Fight Card

Main Card (9 pm ET on ESPN and ESPN+)

  • Alistair Overeem def. Walt Harris by TKO (punches) R2, 3:00
  • Claudia Gadelha def. Angela Hill by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Dan Ige def. Edson Barboza by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Krzysztof Jotko def. Eryk Anders by Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Song Yadong def. Marlon Vera by Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Prelims (6 pm ET on ESPN and ESPN+)

  • Miguel Baeza def. Matt Brown by TKO (punches) R2, 0:18
  • Kevin Holland def. Anthony Hernandez by TKO (knees and punches) R1, 0:39
  • Giga Chikadze def. Irwin Rivera by Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Nate Landwehr def. Darren Elkins by Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Cortney Casey def. Mara Romero Borella by Submission (armbar) R1, 3:36
  • Rodrigo Nascimento def. Don’Tale Mayes by Submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 2:05