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Carlston Harris biography: 13 things about UFC fighter born in Skeldon, Guyana

full name: Carlston Lindsay Harris
fight name: Moçambique
residence: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
height: 6’0″
weight division: welterweight
current promotion: UFC
pro MMA record: 18-5


Carlston Harris is a Guyanese professional mixed martial artist based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is 6’0″ tall and he competes in the welterweight division.

Harris was born in Skeldon, Guyana. He has a sister named Vanelda Harris, who is based in Georgetown, Guyana.

In 2007, Carlston moved from Guyana to Manaus, Brazil where he worked as a mechanic. He went on to train boxing and luta livre.

Also known as Moçambique, Carlston currently trains at Renovação Fight Team in Rio de Janeiro and he is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. In 2011, he made his professional MMA debut in Passo Fundo, Brazil where he lost to Christiano Marques and defeated Bruno Renascer in Nilopolis, Brazil.
  2. In 2012, he lost to Fernando Bruno in Rio de Janeiro before defeating Aldo Ocampos in Campo Grande, Brazil.
  3. In 2013, he defeated Joilton Lutterbach and Cleiton Prisco both via unanimous decision in Rio de Janeiro.
  4. In 2014, he defeated Claudio Rocha in Bonito, Brazil and Ariel Jaeger in São Paulo, Brazil both via unanimous decision.
  5. In 2015, he submitted Paulo Cesar via brabo choke and defeated Michel Pereira via unanimous decision both in São Paulo.
  6. In 2016, he lost to Julio Cesar Andrade via unanimous decision in Rio de Janeiro when they fought for the Watch Out Combat Show Welterweight Championship before he defeated Wellington Turman via unanimous decision in Curitiba, Brazil.
  7. In 2017, he made his BRAVE Combat Federation debut in Curitiba where he defeated Thiago Vieira via technical knockout via punches before he became the BRAVE CF Welterweight Champion by defeating Carl Booth via unanimous decision also in Curitiba.
  8. In 2018, he lost the BRAVE CF Welterweight Championship belt after losing to Jarrah Hussein Al-Silawi via technical knockout via punches in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  9. In 2019, he defeated Rocha when they had their rematch in Rio de Janeiro.
  10. In 2020, he knocked out Alex Santos via punch in Rio de Janeiro.
  11. On January 15, 2021, he defeated Saygid Izagakhmaev via technical submission via anaconda choke at “UAE Warriors 15” in Abu Dhabi. On May 8, 2021, he made his UFC debut at “UFC Vegas 26”, making him the first Guyanese UFC fighter, in Enterprise, Nevada where he defeated Christian Aguilera via technical submission via anaconda choke. On September 18, 2021, he defeated Impa Kasanganay via technical knockout via punches at “UFC Fight Night 192” in Enterprise.
  12. On February 5, 2022, he was knocked out by Shavkat Rakhmonov via spinning hook kick and punches at “UFC Vegas 47” in Enterprise.
  13. He was 35 years old when he defeated Jared Gooden via unanimous decision on March 11, 2023 at “UFC Fight Night 221” in Las Vegas, which improved his professional MMA record to 18 wins and 5 losses.
Carlston Harris, Thiago Vieira Damascena
Carlston Harris, Thiago Vieira Damascena

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