It took less than a minute for Walt Harris to give promotional debutant Sergey Spivak the first loss of his career. The victory at UFC Ottawa pushed Harris’ unbeaten streak to three fights.
Walt Harris is coming off a short four-month suspension after a tainted supplement case that overturned a victory over former champion Andrei Arlovski. The former college basketball player was 6-1 with six first-round knockouts when he first signed with the UFC. After losing in his first two Octagon appearances, Harris was cut and signed with Titan FC, where he scored another first-round knockout. “The Big Ticket” re-signed with the UFC for a short-notice fight and is 4-3 since then with all of his wins coming by knockout.
Sergey Spivak is a Ukrainian heavyweight prospect who is currently 9-0. “The Polar Bear” has five submissions and four knockouts and has only left the second-round once. He’s spent just under five-and-a-half minutes in the cage in his last three fights combined.
Harris blitzes Spivac in round one with two big flurries. Harris pushes Spivac against the cage firing a straight left followed up by some knees. The barrage of strikes sent Spivac down and the hammer fists sent the ref in.
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Walt Harris def. Sergey Spivak by TKO (punches) in Round 1 (0:50)