A middleweight match-up of veterans Gerald “Hurricane” Harris and Josh “The People’s Warrior” Burkman joins the debut event for the World Series of Fighting (WSOF). The bout was announced on Twitter by WSOF officials on Tuesday.
WSOF 1 takes place from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on November 3rd. The action will be televised live on NBS Sports at 10:00pm ET.
Harris (21-4) is currently on a four fight winning streak. He last competed at Legacy Fighting Championship 11 where he earned a split decision win over Mike Bronzoulis. Harris has recorded 15 of his wins by stoppage with nine via knockout and six by submission.
Burkman (23-9) has won five of his last six fights since his departure from the UFC in 2008. He most recently competed in the main event at Showdown Fights in August where he submitted Jamie Yager in the second round. Burkman, a Team Quest fighter, has notched nine of his career wins by submission.
The WSOF 1 fight card also features Ronys Torres taking on Brian Cobb and JZ Cavalcante squaring off against John Gunderson.