Guyanese Harris wins second UFC fight by first round knockout


By Avenash Ramzan

Brazil-based Guyanese Carlston Harris stunned his opponent Impa Kasanganay, knocking out the American in the opening round of their UFC Fight Night clash on Saturday afternoon in Nevada.

Fighting at the UFC Apex, Harris stopped Kasanganay two minutes, 38 seconds (02:38s) into the opening round, to add to his debut first-round knockdown of American Christian Aguilera in May this year when he became only the 19th fighter to finish a fight with the Anaconda Choke Submission.

The victory extended Harris’ overall record 17-4, while Kasanganay slipped to 9-2 overall and 2-2 in the UFC.

Prior to the fight, Kasanganay had expressed his confidence of marching out the Octagon with a knockout victory, however, he was on the receiving end of a fighter, who has always boasted of his Sunday-to-Sunday training regimen being the strength of his game.

“The secret to my success is hard training. I put 7-8 hours a day in the gym, just training non-stop,” Harris said after the fight.

“I train Sunday to Sunday. People say ‘oh, you crazy man, you have to relax, you have to recover.’ I train man; this is what I do.”

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