A little over a week after their UFC 216 matchup fell apart on fight night, the heavyweight pairing has been rebooked for a Nov. 4 showdown in Madison Square Garden. MMA Junkie first reported the news, which was announced by the UFC this weekend.
Harris (10-6) and Godbeer (12-3) were initially slated to meet at UFC 216, however their heavyweight tilt was pillaged just hours before the event, as Harris was pulled to serve as a late-replacement for Derrick Lewis in a pay-per-view matchup against Fabricio Werdum. Harris ultimately suffered a 65-second submission loss to Werdum, while Godbeer was paid his full show and win purse despite not competing.
The loss to Werdum snapped a two-fight winning streak for Harris, who is now 4-3 in his last seven UFC bouts.
UFC 217 is headlined by a trio of title fights: Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre, Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas. The event’s main card airs lives on pay-per-view.