Harris vs Spitz? (1st June)

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  1. Ghost in the Dark Purple Belt

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    4th fight of the Main Card at Utica.

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    Honestly neither of these dudes was really on my radar and suddenly here they are on the main card, 3rd from main event in a fortnight.

    Spitz is 6-1 career, 1-1 UFC and Harris is 10-7 career, 3-4 UFC.

    Anyone know much about these guys? I know Spitz is 6'7", 82" reach and he's only 27 so I suppose that makes him one of those 'nu-breed' fighters. He trains with Pena, Sicilia and Michael Chiesa out at some small camp in Washington state. He was an American Football player and Harris was a basketballer before they switched to MMA. Harris is 6'5", 250lbs, 81" reach so they are both big boys.

    People who are more familiar with these fighters, how relevant is this fight in the division?
     
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    It's not an important fight at all but it's a good action scrap. Sometimes at HW you gotta throw shit against a wall and see what sticks.
     
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    Did he make her cry in the gym?
     
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    Harris - his record, and particularly UFC record, don't tell the story. He's actually not that bad a HW - big, athletic specimen, heavy hands/kicks. He's had some tough losses and taken fights on short notice a few times. He was brought into the UFC way too early, he was only like 4-1 at the time meaning his record quickly looked like shit. He was cut, won one fight, then they needed a short=notice HW again so lo and behold, he's back and his record still looks like shit!

    Spitz - tall, gangly HW without too much power. Ignore the Hamilton KO, I could KO Hamilton nowadays. He's very stringy for a HW and would probably be beter off at 205lbs, 6ft 7in isn't THAT tall when you're as slim as him. Think he comes in around 235lbs, bottom end of the scale. He also lacks the speed and aforementioned power at HW. Seems a cool, game dude though.

    Walt Harris, TKO (punches), 1st round (early, around 1.5mins).
     
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    I'll be there live and will cheer during this fight. No Ric Flairs wooo's out of me though.

    They should ban that shit in all arenas.
     
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    This.Harris is pretty good,super athletic and moves well for a big guy but finds ways to fail like a lower level Melvin Guillard.Spitz is just a body in the UFC,he is still like mid 20's though.Should be a fun fight for a minute or two if you like brutality.
     
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    Harris via athleticism.
     
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    I'm not mad it's on the main card, alot of people were questioning why Willis vs Sherman was on the main card and it turned out to be a banger. Should be a good fight.
     
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    Thanks guys. Well they are ranked 17th (Harris) and 23rd (Spitz) so I suppose the winner will be more or less top 15. Here's hoping it's an entertaining fight!
     
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