The UFC teased a new fight for their March 8th event in London, England, and it was revealed earlier today. Flyweight Phil Harris will once again fight on his home turf, this time against Louis Gaudinot of TUF 14 fame. Per the UFC's UK Twitter account:
Fight Announcement! Flyweights Louis Gaudinot and Phil Harris will meet at #UFCLondon on March 8th! #StepIntoOurWorld pic.twitter.com/fJZurbMcq5— UFC United Kingdom (@UFC_UK) January 10, 2014
Gaudinot (6-3) was woefully undersized and overmatched against the already big bantamweight Johnny Bedford in the TUF 14 Finale in December 2011. Fortunately for him, the flyweight division soon opened up the following year, and he won a FOTN thriller against John Lineker by guillotine choke at UFC on Fox 3. After a long period of inactivity (some of it caused by injury), Gaudinot fought Tim Elliott at UFC 164 and lost a one-sided unanimous decision.
Harris (22-11, 1 NC) is a former featherweight who dropped to flyweight in 2012. The UFC signed him later that year, but his debut ended in a submission loss to Darren Uyenoyama. The 30-year-old fended off a potential release by upsetting Ulysses Gomez last February in London. His most recent fight saw him take on Lineker in Manchester, where the Brazilian unleashed his usual brand of violence en route to a 1st round TKO.
UFC Fight Night 37 will air live on UFC Fight Pass (after the free trial, which expires February 28th). Featured on the card are Alexander Gustafsson against Jimi Manuwa, Brad Pickett's 125 lbs debut vs. Ian McCall, and a rematch between Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson.