Harris targeting April return after stepdaughter's death
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UFC heavyweight Walt Harris is looking to return to the cage in April, his manager Jason House told MMA Junkie.

Harris was scheduled to fight Alistair Overeem at UFC D.C. in December before pulling out after his 19-year-old stepdaughter Aniah Blanchard went missing Oct. 23.

Following a month-long search, Blanchard was found dead on Nov. 25. The Alabama college student was killed by a gunshot.

"This pain is unbearable," Harris wrote in an Instagram post after his stepdaughter's body was found. "I know you want me to be strong ... Right now nothing makes sense and I'm so lost. I just want you back. I hope I made you proud."

Ibraheem Yazeed, 30, has been charged with capital murder in the ongoing case.

Harris reportedly does not yet have a bout lined up.

"The Big Ticket" is riding a four-fight unbeaten streak, which includes quick knockouts of Alexei Oleinik and Sergey Spivak.

Harris targeting April return after stepdaughter's death
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