Walter Harris is an American professional fighter who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s heavyweight category. Walter Harris has been a professional since 2011, and he earlier played for Titan FC.

Early Bio & Education

Walter Jermaine Harris was born in the United States on the month of June 10th, 1983, in Birmingham, Alabama. Before becoming an MMA fighter, he labored as a furniture transporter and for UPS.

He was first a basketball player at Jacksonville State University then he decided to switch and started practicing mixed martial arts in 2010.

He would play one season and earn NBA trials, but he decided to forego his sports career and began training to be a mixed martial artist immediately after. He earned an associate degree in Physical Education from Jacksonville State University and Pikeville College.

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Body Stats

Walter measures 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs approximately 115 kg. He has a nice height and a fit physical shape. His hair is black, and he has a set of dark brown eyes.

Full NameWalter Jermaine Harris
Date of BirthJune 10, 1983
Birth PlaceBirmingham, Alabama
Age38 (2021)
Father's NameN/A
Mother's NameN/A
OccupationAmerican professional fighter
Body MeasurementN/A
Height6 feet 4 inches
Weight115 kg
Hair ColorBlack
Eyes ColorDark brown
Relationship StatusMarried
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Angela Haley-Harris
Net worth$1.6 million


In March 2011, Walter debuted professionally in mixed martial arts against Justin Thornton in HEF: Hess Extreme Fighting. He TKO’d his opponent from the first round after only sixteen seconds. He then went 6-1, including victories over UFC veteran Anthony Hamilton and Tony Melton, before signing with the UFC in the fall of 2013.

It got revealed on September 19, 2013, that Harris has contracted with the UFC. On November 30, 2013, he fought fellow newbie Jared Rosholt in the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. Announced his departure from the UFC, he signed with Titan FC, a Florida-based organization.

On the month of May 16th, 2014, he faced D.J Linderman at Titan FC 28. He knocked out his opponent for the first round. On September 26, 2014, Harris was set to meet Dave Herman at Titan FC 30.

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However, owing to a back ailment, he withdrew from the fight, and the fight got rescheduled. It got postponed until December 19, 2014, and the new date was set.

After Daniel Omielanczuk got forced to withdraw from his matchup with SOA Palelei because to a thumb injury, Harris re-signed with the UFC and fought Palelei on November 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55. He got knocked out in the second round via TKO.
On May 4, 2019, at UFC Fight Night 151, Walter Harris was set to face Aleksei Oleinik. After Alexander Volkov withdrew from the fight on April 3, 2019, it got confirmed that Oleinik will face Alistair Overeem at UFC on ESPN+7. The bout ended in a TKO in the first round for Harris.

On December 7, 2091, Harris was set to meet Alistar Overeem at UFC on ESPN 7. On November 1, 2019, he withdrew owing to the continuous hunt for his abducted stepdaughter.

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Harris is a husband and father. Angela Haley-Harris is his current wife. They live in Homewood, Alabama, with their 4 kids. Their kids go to school there. Likewise, the pair is in a happy relationship. Until recently, there has been no indication that they may split.

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His Daughter

The news broke towards the end of October 2019 that Walter Harris’ stepdaughter Aniah Blanchard had mysteriously disappeared on October 24, 2019. Soon later, Auburn police said that they apprehend four people in Blanchard’s abduction after discovering evidence in his vehicle.

Following that, Alabama Governor Kay Ivery established a $5,000 prize for information that could lead to the offender’s capture and prosecution, which got equaled by an anonymous contributor.

Dana White, the UFC President, and Jon Jones, the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, raised the ante by each donating $25,000 for the tip. The reward amount has since surpassed $100,000.

Yazeed got apprehended as an out-of-state criminal in Escambia County on November 8, 2019, and deported to Auburn on abduction charges. Blanchard has yet to be discovered.

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Net Worth

Walter Harris estimated net worth is $1.6 million. He makes a yearly salary of about $138k from his work.

Social Media Presence

Walter Harris may be found on social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Likewise, he has over 10K Twitter followers, 40K Instagram followers, and over 10K Facebook fans.

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