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Welterweight Division


Carlston Harris

Welterweight Division

19-6-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Carlston Harris

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Learn more about Carlston Harris' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Skeldon, Guyana
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
May. 8, 2021
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2011

  • Five wins by KO, six by submission (2 Anaconda, 2 Brabo choke, 2 Arm triangle)

  • Six first round finishes

  • Has won seven of his last nine

  • Owns 2016 win over UFC vet Wellington Turman and 2015 win over UFC vet Michel Pereira

  • Origin of nickname: “I got this from my teammates because of my Portuguese accent.”

UFC Fight Night (5/18/24) Harris was knocked out by Khaos Williams at 1:30 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (8/5/23) Harris submitted Jeremiah Wells via anaconda choke at 1:50 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (3/11/23) Harris won a three round unanimous decision over Jared Gooden 

UFC Fight Night (2/5/22) Harris was knocked out by Shavkat Rakhmonov at 4:10 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (9/18/21) Harris stopped Impa Kasanganay via strikes at 2:38 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (5/8/21) Harris submitted Christian Aguilera via anaconda choke at 2:52 of the first round 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started to train MMA in 2011. When I watched BJ Penn fights, I was so impressed.

What ranks and titles have you held? Brave CF champion and XFC GP champion

Do you have any heroes? BJ Penn, Anderson Silva, Frankie Edgar

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC means everything to me. It was a lot of hard work and dedication, waiting to get my shot at the UFC, and, finally, I got it. It was an amazing feeling.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? High school 

What was your job before you started fighting?
Trucks’ porter / mechanic / security at night clubs/ boxing coach.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Luta Livre champion, jiu-jitsu State champion  

Favorite grappling technique: D’Arce choke 

Favorite Striking technique:
Jab followed by a straight right