Jared Rosholt, the younger brother of fellow mixed martial artist Jake Rosholt, came into his UFC debut Saturday night with an Oklahoma State wrestling pedigree.
Walt Harris came into his UFC debut on Saturday night on a three-fight win streak, all via first-round knockout.
The end result when Rosholt and Harris collided at the Mandalay Bay Events Center? Harris went the full 15 minutes and Rosholt didn't score a takedown until the third round.
But that third-round performance was enough to seal the deal for Rosholt in their heavyweight showdown. He won via unanimous decision, taking 29-28 scores across the board.
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Harris, an American Top Team fighter, had his best round in the first. He dropped Rosholt with a big right hand, but Rosholt managed to shake it off and get back to his feet. Round two was all contested standing, as Rosholt found his range and while Harris continued to land, he considerably slowed as the round went on.
Rosholt finally scored a takedown in round three, and there was little Harris could do about it. While he didn't come close to finishing the round, Rosholt worked for a keylock in the final minute and clearly took the round.
Rosholt improved to 9-1 with his fifth straight win; Harris dropped to 4-2.