Phil Harris (fighter)

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Phil Harris
Born (1983-04-09) 9 April 1983 (age 31)
Portsmouth, England
Other names Billy
Nationality England
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight 125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
Division Flyweight
Featherweight (formerly)
Reach 64.0 in (163 cm)
Fighting out of Portsmouth, England
Team Gym 01 / South Coast Submissions
Rank Black belt in Judo
Years active 2003-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 35
Wins 22
By knockout 4
By submission 13
By decision 5
Losses 11
By knockout 5
By submission 5
By decision 1
No contests 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Phil Harris (born 9 April 1983) is an English mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Flyweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After compiling a record of 17–9 (1), Harris signed with BAMMA in 2010, making his debut against Irish featherweight Steve McCombe at BAMMA 2, winning via unanimous decision. He followed that up with another decision victory over Neil Seery at BAMMA 3. After a 21-month layoff, Harris dropped two weight classes to take on Canadian grappler Remi Morvan at Cage Warriors 46, winning by triangle armbar at 4:21 of round 1, his first submission win since 2007. Less than a month later, he took on TUF 14 contestant Casey Dyer at Cage Warriors: Fight Night 4, notching his fifth consecutive win with a unanimous decision.[1]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On 16 August 2012, Harris was signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He made his UFC debut against fellow grappler Darren Uyenoyama at UFC on FX 5 on 5 October 2012, replacing an injured Louis Gaudinot.[2] Harris was submitted in the second round with a rear naked choke.

Harris next faced Ulysses Gomez on 16 February 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald.[3] Harris won the bout via unanimous decision.

Harris was expected to face John Lineker on 3 August 2013 at UFC 163,[4] but Harris suffered a fractured orbital bone in training and he was replaced by José Maria.

The bout with Lineker was rescheduled for 26 October 2013 at UFC Fight Night 30.[5] Harris lost the fight by first round TKO.

Harris faced Louis Gaudinot at UFC Fight Night 37.[6] He lost the fight via submission in the first round. However, on June 20, 2014, the loss was changed to a No Contest after it was revealed Gaudinot had failed his drug test.[7]

On April 5, 2014, Harris was released from the UFC after losing two fights in a row.[8]

On the same day that Harris was released from the UFC, April 5, 2014, it was announced that Harris had signed an exclusive five-fight deal with Cage Warriors.[8] Harris was expected to face Kurban Gadzhiev on 18 April 2014 in the main event of Cage Warriors Fight Night 11. However Kurban Gadzhiev pulled out of the fight due to illness, thus scraping the fight.[9]

Despite not having a fight since the announced UFC release, Harris is expected to face Neil Seery in a rematch on July 19, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46.[10]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
NC 22–11 (2) Louis Gaudinot No Contest (overturned) UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa 8 March 2014 1 1:13 London, England Originally a submission (guillotine choke) loss; overturned due to failed drug test
Loss 22–11 (1) John Lineker TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz 26 October 2013 1 2:51 Manchester, England
Win 22–10 (1) Ulysses Gomez Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald 16 February 2013 3 5:00 London, England
Loss 21–10 (1) Darren Uyenoyama Submission (rear naked choke) UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot 5 October 2012 2 3:38 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Win 21–9 (1) Casey Dyer Decision (unanimous) Cage Warriors: Fight Night 4 16 March 2012 3 5:00 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Win 20–9 (1) Remi Morvan Submission (triangle armbar) Cage Warriors 46 23 February 2012 1 4:22 Kiev, Ukraine Flyweight Debut
Win 19–9 (1) Neil Seery Decision (unanimous) BAMMA 3 15 May 2010 3 5:00 Birmingham, England
Win 18–9 (1) Steve McCombe Decision (unanimous) BAMMA 2 13 February 2010 3 5:00 London, England
Win 17–9 (1) Mourad Benshegir Decision Atlas Fighting Challenge 9 August 2008 3 5:00 Birmingham, England
Loss 16–9 (1) Ashleigh Grimshaw TKO (punches) FX3: England vs. Germany 24 November 2007 1 0:46 Reading, England
Loss 16–8 (1) Michael Leonard Submission (triangle choke) Cage Rage Contenders: Dynamite 29 September 2007 1 1:25 Dublin, Ireland
NC 16–7 (1) Michal Hamrsmid No Contest Cage Fight Series: D-Day 12 May 2007 1 N/A England Harris cut by faulty cage.
Win 16–7 Scott Jansen Submission (rear-naked choke) UK-1 Fight Night 14 April 2007 N/A N/A England
Win 15–7 Nayeb Hezam Submission (achilles lock) Fight First MMA 23 March 2007 1 1:32 London, England
Win 14–7 Darren Russell Submission (armbar) UK Mixed Martial Arts Championship 18 25 February 2007 1 2:25 Essex, England
Loss 13–7 Micky Young TKO (corner stoppage) Ultimate Fighting Revolution 7 29 October 2006 1 N/A Belfast, Northern Ireland
Loss 13–6 David Smyth KO Pride & Glory: Drop Zone 4 9 September 2006 1 0:37 Catterick, England
Win 13–5 Kamon Rana TKO (punches) Full Contact Fight Night 3 15 July 2006 1 N/A Bracknell, England
Win 12–5 Valdo Menzes TKO (punches) Absolute Adrenaline: Game Over 4 June 2006 2 N/A Bournemouth, England
Win 11–5 Phil Labar Submission (rear-naked choke) UK-1 Fight Night 25 February 2006 1 N/A Portsmouth, England
Loss 10–5 Paul McVeigh Submission (triangle choke) Cage Warriors: Strike Force 4 26 November 2005 3 1:05 Coventry, England
Win 10–4 Valdo Menzes TKO (punches) FX 3: Battle of Britain 15 October 2005 2 1:52 Reading, England
Loss 9–4 José Aldo TKO (doctor stoppage) UK-1 Fight Night 17 September 2005 1 N/A Portsmouth, England
Win 9–3 Christian Schoter TKO (corner stoppage) UK Storm 18 June 2005 1 5:00 Birmingham, England Schoter didn't answer bell for second round.
Win 8–3 Ricky Moore Submission (rear-naked choke) Anarchy Fight Night 20 February 2005 1 4:09 Birmingham, England
Win 7–3 Alex Pullin Submission (choke) Angrrr Management 1 4 December 2004 1 N/A Somerset, England
Win 6–3 Chris Freeborn Submission (armbar) Full Contact Fight Night 3 13 November 2004 N/A N/A Portsmouth, England
Win 5–3 Chris Westwood Submission (armbar) UK Storm 4 September 2004 1 1:25 Evesham, England
Loss 4–3 Luiz Henrique Tosta Technical Submission (armbar) UK Mixed Martial Arts Championship 8 22 August 2004 1 4:52 Essex, England
Loss 4–2 Alex Owen Submission (triangle choke) Night of Fury 1 August 2004 2 3:30 Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
Win 4–1 Dave Campbell Submission (armbar) UK Mixed Martial Arts Championship 7 30 May 2004 3 4:13 Essex, England
Loss 3–1 Mark Chen Decision (unanimous) UK Mixed Martial Arts Championship 6 29 February 2004 3 5:00 Essex, England
Win 3–0 Frank Rivas Submission (rear-naked choke) Pride & Glory 1 1 February 2004 2 1:30 Cardiff, Wales
Win 2–0 Steven Milward Submission (rear-naked choke) Ultimate Combat 8 30 November 2003 2 2:27 Chippenham, England
Win 1–0 Eric Dumas Submission (armbar) UK Mixed Martial Arts Championship 5 2 November 2003 1 3:34 Essex, England

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mike Hayes Handles ‘Big Daddy’ for Cage Warriors Heavyweight Strap in Dubai". Sherdog.com. 2012-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Louis Gaudinot Injured, Newcomer Phil Harris Meets Darren Uyenoyama at UFC on FX 5". Sherdog.com. 2012-08-23. 
  3. ^ "Gomez-Harris added to UFC on FUEL TV 7". MMAjunkie.com. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "UFC 163 adds flyweights John Lineker-Phil Harris". MMAjunkie.com. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "UFC Manchester 2013: Harris vs. Lineker". YourMMA.tv. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Harris Draws Gaudinot For UFC Fight Night In London". yourmma.tv. 10 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Louis Gaudinot tests positive for diuretic, suspended six months by UFC officials". mmajunkie.com. June 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Former UFC flyweight Phil Harris signs with Cage Warriors, debuts this month". MMAjunkie.com. 5 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "New headliner for Friday's Cage Warriors Fight Night 11 event on MMAjunkie". MMAjunkie.com. 16 April 2014. 
  10. ^ Staff (2014-04-29). "UFC Fight Night in Dublin adds Harris-Seery". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 

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