UFC signs Guyanese fighter Carlston ‘Mozambique’ Harris
By Avenash Ramzan
The Ultimate Fighting Championship Company (UFC) has agreed to sign the Guyana-born fighter Carlston ‘Mozambique’ Harris. The 33-year-old welterweight fights out of Brazil and is currently ranked seventh among the 583 active pro athletes in that division in the country.
Harris trains at the Renewal Fight Team (RFT), in Rio de Janeiro, and has a career record of 15 wins and four losses. He is currently on a three-fight winning streak, the last of which was on January 15 against Saygid Izagakhmaev at UAE Warriors 15.
Notably, Harris has beaten seven of his last eight opponents.
Speaking exclusively to News Room Sport on Friday, Harris said getting into the UFC is a dream come true.
“I was working very hard to get to the UFC and finally I get my chance. I proved myself in front of the UFC President, so he gave me a chance, but now I have a long road to go man. I have to work double now because there are a lot of guys who would want to fight me, so I have to get in the UFC and prove that I come to stay. It’s a dream come true for me,” an elated Harris said.
“The UFC is the world’s biggest organisation where any top fighter would like to be, so finally I get my chance and I’m so proud, but I have a lot of work to put in, because I have to prove myself.”
In 2017, Harris became Brave CF champion by beating Carl Booth for the welterweight title by unanimous decision. However, he lost the title of champion in his first title defense when he was knocked out by Jarrah Hussein Al -Silawi in 2018, which incidentally was his last defeat.