Christian Aguilera targeted to fight Guyana’s Carlston Harris at UFC event on May 8

Carlston Harris has his first UFC assignment.

At the UFC Fight Night event on May 8, Harris (15-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his promotional debut against Christian Aguilera, pending bout finalization. Both sides have verbally agreed and contracts are expected to be signed soon.

Two people with knowledge of the matchup informed MMA Junkie of the targeted booking Thursday but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

Aguilera (14-7 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has split his two UFC appearances to date. Following a quick and successful promotional debut, a 59-second win over Anthony Ivy in June, Aguilera had a three-fight winning streak snapped when he was submitted by Sean Brady in August.

Harris (15-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was offered a UFC contract in October after he impressed UFC president Dana White at a filming of “Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight” in Abu Dhabi. Should he compete as scheduled on May 8, Harris, 33, will be the first fighter from Guyana to fight in the UFC.

With the addition, the UFC Fight Night lineup for May 8 includes:

  • Donald Cerrone vs. Diego Sanchez
  • Zarrukh Adashev vs. Ryan Benoit
  • Holly Holm vs. Julianna Pena
  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Maurice Greene
  • Christian Aguilera vs. Carlston Harris