Following the disappearance of his step-daughter, Walt Harris has withdrawn from his upcoming UFC on ESPN 7 main event bout against Alistair Overeem per MMAJunkie.
Harris (13-7, 1 NC) revealed his 19-year-old stepdaughter, Aniah Blanchard, had disappeared last week and has since seen more than $100,000 donated toward the efforts to find Blanchard, including a public plea for any information by UFC president Dana White.
If anyone has any information on Aniah Blanchard, please call *HP or 911 immediately. Friends and fans please pass this video around. Thank you pic.twitter.com/4xDfcPMhGL
— Dana White (@danawhite) October 31, 2019
On Thursday, police indicated that Blanchard was a victim of “foul play” after finding her car damaged around 55 miles away from her college.
With the troubling situation taking Harris’ priority, a search for a replacement opponent for Overeem is reportedly underway for the December 7th card in Washington, D.C.
UFC on ESPN 7 is now scheduled to feature:
- Alistair Overeem vs. TBA
- Cody Stamann vs. Song Yadong
- Marina Rodriguez vs. Cynthia Calvillo
- Rob Font vs. Ricky Simon
- Stefan Struve vs. Ben Rothwell
- Aspen Ladd vs. Yana Kunitskaya
- Thiago Alves vs. Tim Means
- Carlos Condit vs. Mickey Gall
- Billy Quarantillo vs. Chris Fishgold
- Matt Wiman vs. Joe Solecki
- Trevor Smith vs. Alonzo Menifield
- Bryce Mitchell vs. Matt Sayles
- Livia Renata Souza vs. Virna Jandiroba