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Carlston Harris enjoyed a UFC debut to remember at 33 years old when he choked his opponent Christian Aguilera unconscious with an anaconda technique.
It all went down at a behind-closed-doors UFC Fight Night event inside the UFC Apex, Las Vegas, with Harris and Aguilera opening the nine-bout show with a welterweight match on the preliminary card.
Though he was competing in his 20th fight, Harris had never fought in the UFC before having competed at regional shows in Brazil and the United Arab Emirates.
But he made a statement midway through the opening round against Aguilera, scoring a quick-fire technical submission win that saw his opponent’s eyes roll into the back of his head.
Watch the finish right here:
🐍 ANACONDA 🐍
— UFC (@ufc) May 8, 2021
Or here if you’re in a different region:
DONE IN ONE! 💪
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) May 8, 2021
The victory was his fourth in a row and advanced his pro MMA record to 16 wins (four knockouts, five submissions, and seven decisions) against four losses.
Harris was also awarded with a $50,000 performance-related bonus because of how fast and sublime his submission win was.
Elsewhere on the card, Phil Hawes out-pointed Kyle Daukaus, Neil Magny beat Geoff Neal by decision, and Alex Morono knocked out Donald Cerrone in the first round.
In the main event, Marina Rodriguez scored a unanimous decision win over Michelle Waterson in a women’s flyweight match.