Guyana’s Carlston “Moçambique” Harris will be back in action on Saturday at UFC Fight Night Las Vegas where he will be taking on undefeated Tajikistani Shavkat “Nomad” Rakhmonov.
Harris is set to face Rakhmonov on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Dana White, current President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has recognised Harris’ rise in the sport.
“17-4, 5 submissions, 5 knockouts, Harris got into the UFC … finished this tough Russian with a 17-1 record. Since then, he’s had two fights with us, finishing both of them in the very first round.”
“He is too tough to beat anywhere. This guy is super durable with big upside if he can be the first man to beat Shavkat. Do not miss this fight - it should be unbelievable.”
As the first Guyanese fighter to win in the Octagon, Harris brought fame and recognition back to Guyana after not one, but two successful first-round finishes inside the Octagon to start his UFC career.
Carlston Harris recently spoke to MMA Junkie and other reporters at UFC Fight Night 200 media day ahead of his bout with Rakhmonov.
“I know this guy is dangerous, a complete fighter, and has a lot of hype around him, but I’m here to fight. I don’t choose my opponents. Any opponent, I sign the contract and step up to face them,”
the welterweight said, seemingly unfazed by Rakhmonov’s 14-straight professional wins — all coming by way of finish.
“I’ve seen everything at this point. I went through a lot, with some difficult situations in the cage; I’m a survivor of the cage, and I’m ready.”
Gavin Singh, President of Guyana’s Mixed Martial Arts Federation provided some words of encouragement for Harris, noting that he is an inspiration to our local athletes.
“Harris has dedicated the last 10 years in mastering the other combat sports, especially Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Harris has always given 200% and I have full confidence that he will bring it to win it.”
“Great moments are born from great opportunity and Harris has been given the opportunity of a lifetime.”