UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs Waterson: Christian Aguilera vs Carlston Harris- Prediction and Analysis

Published 05/08/2021, 3:22 PM EDT


UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Waterson event will kick off with a welterweight bout between Christian Aguilera and Carlston Harris. Aguilera vs Harris will be an intriguing clash for the UFC fans as this bout marks Harris’ UFC debut.

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Aguilera is stepping inside the octagon after having suffered a submission loss at the hands of Sean Brady at Fight Night: Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic.

Before that, ‘The Beast’ defeated Anthony Ivy via KO at Fight Night: Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo. Overall, Aguilera has a UFC record of 1-1.

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Harris will make his UFC debut after his spectacular submission victory over Saygid Izagakhmaev at ADW: UAE Warriors 15. Both fighters are now looking to make a statement as Aguilera had a skid in his last fight, and it is Harris’ debut.

Christian Aguilera vs. Carlston Harris Analysis

Christian Aguilera has a professional MMA record of 14-7. ‘The Beast’ has won 11 out of his 14 victories via T/KO. Most of his fights have ended in the 1st round via T/KO.

Carlston Harris has a spectacular professional MMA record of 15-4. ‘Mocambique’ has won 8 out of his 15 victories via finishes (4 T/KOs and 4 Submissions).

Harris has finished his opponents early in the 1st round and has also gone the distance and won via decisions in his professional MMA career.

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It should be clear by now that it will be an all-out war inside the octagon. Aguilera will aim for an early stoppage. However, Harris also has the potential to finish the fight early. If the bout goes to the distance, Harris has more experience in a long-drawn battle than Aguilera. 

Final Prediction: Carlston Harris defeats Christian Aguilera via a unanimous decision.

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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