Gerald Harris' (21-4) upcoming fight will be a different experience compared to his previous two fights. In those, Harris took one on a day's notice and the other was one week out. This time around, Harris had a full two month camp to prepare for Josh Burkman (23-9). The two will meet on the debut of World Series of Fighting (WSOF).
"If there's an opponent change, it doesn't bother me," said Harris on MMA Junkie. "We'll look at the video and we'll take the fight. There's no such thing as a perfect camp, but in my eyes, this was great. Everything's coming together."
In his UFC run, Harris finished his first three opponents earning a pair of Knockout of the Night honors in the process. He was released following a decision loss in his fourth fight for the company. Burkman had his own run in the UFC where he was 5-5. After dropping three in a row, he was given his walking papers as well.
Heading into the WSOF's inaugural event, Harris will be making his second appearance as a welterweight. His first attempt was this past May, where he went home with a split decision win.
"To me, I'm 0-0," said Harris. "At 170, I consider myself starting my career over. A lot of things have happened that I don't want to happen again, like the injuries and stuff."
WSOF 1 takes place today, from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The show airs live on the NBC Sports Network. Harris and Burkman take part of the preliminary card that will be streamed at Sherdog.com.
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