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Gerald Harris (born November 19, 1979 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He was a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter 7. Harris is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighting in the middleweight division.

Mixed Martial Arts Edit

Harris stumbled into Mixed Martial Arts by accident after a friend convinced him to do for fun and with Harris needing money, he agreed. He took an exhibition fight for a couple hundred bucks, with the money he bought a "ragged Mustang to get around town." He beat his opponent so badly that he was invited to join the tournament and thus his professional fighting career began in August 2006. Harris won his first five matches before losing a controversial split decision to Fabio Leopoldo in his International Fight League debut. After being on The Ultimate Fighter, Gerald went to train with Rampage Jackson for five weeks. After wards, Gerald asked to be cut from his fight team, Team Quest so he could move down to Arizona with his mother. When he fell into a financial problem he began training with C.B. Dollaway, Matthew Riddle and Ryan Bader.[1] He left the team not long after starting and moved to Denver, Colorado to train with Nate Marquardt at Nate's gym, the Grudge Training Center.

Gerald signed with management company MachiSport Entertainment as of February 25, the same company managing former UFC Light heavyweight Champion, Rashad Evans.

The Ultimate Fighter Edit

Harris was on the Spike TV reality show The Ultimate Fighter. He got on the show by beating Mike Madallo but lost in the second round to Amir Sadollah. He was a member of Team Rampage.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Harris was signed to the UFC after calling into MMA Junkie Radio with the special guest being President of the UFC, Dana White. Harris informed White of his desire to fight for the promotion and told him of his current winning streak. White congratulated Harris and told him to call the office for a talk, the talk entailed getting Harris signed to a four fight deal with the UFC. He was set to make his debut for the UFC against Mike Massenzio on January 11, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 20, replacing an injured Tim Credeur.[2] Instead he fought John Salter, who stepped in for the injured Massenzio.[3] He would later go on to defeat Salter by TKO in the third round and win Knockout of the Night.

In his second appearance in the UFC, Harris is expected to compete on the UFC Fight Night 21 card against recent signing Mario Miranda. The fight takes place March 31, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.[4]

Personal life Edit

Harris is a former high school history teacher. In addition he spent his free time managing his own stand-up comedy routine. He booked, promoted, and produced all his own gigs. Gerald has five brothers and three sisters. Harris is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans. Harris graduated from Tulsa's East Central High School in 1998 where he was on the wrestling team and also the school mascot, the "Fighting Cardinal". Gerald has two sons, Gerald Jr. and Christopher.

Gerald's brother Corey was killed in March 2009. A teenage driver making a quick left turn had collided with his motorcycle, killing him instantly.[5] Despite this Gerald fought 7 days later and dedicated his victory to his brother.[5]

MMA record Edit

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Brazil flag HarrisMario Miranda UFC Fight Night 21: Florian vs. Gomi 02010-
March
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March 31, 2010
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Winx United States flag HarrisJohn Salter TKO (Strikes) UFC Fight Night 20: Maynard vs. Diaz 02010-
January
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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January 11, 2010
3 3:24 Fairfax, Virginia, United States Won Knockout of the Night Honors
Winx United States flag HarrisNissen Osterneck KO (Punch) Shark Fights 6: Stars and Stripes 02009-
September
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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September 12, 2009
1 0:46 Amarillo, Texas, United States
Winx United States flag HarrisDavid Knight KO (Punches) Slammin Jammin Weekend 2 02009-
March
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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March 28, 2009
1 1:38 Red Rock, Oklahoma, United States
Winx United States flag HarrisTravis Doerge Submission (Guillotine Choke) C3 Fights: Knock-Out Rock-Out Weekend 02009-
January
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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January 30, 2009
1 2:32 Clinton, Oklahoma, United States
Winx United States flag HarrisJay Ford Submission (Punches) Freestyle Cage Fighting 02008-
November
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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November 15, 2008
1 3:43 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Winx United States flag HarrisMitch Whitesel Decision (Unanimous) C3 Fights: Showdown 2 02008-
August
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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August 16, 2008
3 N/A Cherokee, North Carolina, United States
Winx United States flag HarrisBrandon McDowell Submission (Strikes) C3 Fights: Battle on the Border 2 02008-
July
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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July 12, 2008
1 1:21 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
Winx United States flag HarrisJeremija Sanders TKO FTP: Global Showdown 02007-
November
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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November 3, 2007
1 N/A Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Losex United States flag HarrisBenji Radach TKO (Punches) IFL: 2007 Semifinals 02007-
August
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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August 2, 2007
1 3:03 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Losex Brazil flag HarrisFabio Leopoldo Decision (Split) IFL: Connecticut 02007-
April
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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April 13, 2007
3 4:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Winx United States flag HarrisCurtis Stout KO TFC 7: Red Rumble 02007-
March
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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March 23, 2007
1 4:57 Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Winx United States flag HarrisTravis Fowler Decision (Unanimous) Freestyle Cage Fighting 02007-
March
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March 10, 2007
3 N/A Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States
Winx United States flag HarrisRobert McDaniel Submission (Injury) Freestyle Cage Fighting 02006-
November
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November 3, 2006
2 4:55 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Winx United States flag HarrisJoe Bunch TKO (Punches) FCF: Brawl For It All 02006-
October
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October 7, 2006
2 1:58 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Winx United States flag HarrisChester Lauchner Submission (Verbal Tapout) FCF: Brawl For It All 02006-
August
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August 19, 2006
2 1:06 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Winx United States flag HarrisRyan Lopez Submission FCFP: Friday Night Fights 02006-
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August 11, 2006
2 0:49 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

References Edit

  1. http://www.aroundtheoctagon.com/?p=197
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  3. http://archive.is/20120712222435/mmajunkie.com/news/17457/john-salter-tapped-late-replacement-meets-gerald-harris-at-ufc-fight-night-20.mma
  4. http://archive.is/20120722143313/mmajunkie.com/news/17909/gerald-harris-meets-undefeated-ufc-newcomer-mario-miranda-at-ufc-fight-night-21.mma
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://archive.is/20130129040510/mmajunkie.com/news/14548/tuf-vet-gerald-harris-latest-victory-came-with-his-biggest-loss.mma

External links Edit

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