Harris will make his welterweight debut on just one week’s
notice, stepping in for Marcus
Aurelio to take on Mike
Legacy Fighting Championship 11.
Legacy FC promoter Mick Maynard informed Sherdog.com of the
news on Friday afternoon, also revealing that Aurelio did not
secure his fight license in time to compete. Harris’ contract with
Legacy is a multi-fight deal, though the exact details of the
agreement were not revealed. MMAJunkie.com first reported the
Legacy FC 11 takes place May 11 at Houston’s Arena Theater and
showcases a lightweight championship main event between Jorge
Patino and Clay Hantz.
Broadcast on HDNet, the event will also see onetime
Bellator talent Chad
Robichaux square off with former UFC competitor Joseph
Harris, 32, rides a three-fight winning streak into his return to
the Legacy cage. “Hurricane” fought as a middleweight for the
UFC four times in 2010, earning three consecutive knockouts
before dropping a unanimous decision to hard-hitting Brazilian
Maiquel Falcao and receiving his Octagon release.
After stumbling against future UFC talent James Head to
start last year, Harris posted a pair of wins to close out 2011,
outpointing Anthony Ruiz
in May and Kazuhiro
Nakamura in September. Harris was last seen competing on Feb.
24, earning a unanimous nod over Eric Davila
Legacy FC 10.