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Gerald Harris Steps In to Face Alessio Sakara at UFC 118

Gerald HarrisRising middleweight Gerald Harris had agreed to replace injured Jorge Rivera and will face Alessio Sakara on the Spike-televised preliminary card at “UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2″ on August 28 in Boston, according to MMAjunkie.

Harris (17-2) was eliminated from The Ultimate Fighter 7 in 2008 by eventual winner Amir Sadollah, but has scored three-straight knockouts of John Salter, Mario Miranda, and Dave Branch in 2010 to push his win streak to 10-straight. Harris’ first-round slam KO of Branch at UFC 116 earlier this month earned “Hurricane” his second “Knockout of the Night” bonus and a spot on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

Following a 3-4 start to his UFC career, the former light heavyweight Sakara (15-7) has won three-straight over Joe Vedepo, Leites, and most-recently James Irvin at UFC on Versus 1 in March.

The UFC 118 fight card is headlined by a rematch between lightweight champ Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn and also features Randy Couture vs. James Toney and Kenny Florian vs. Gray Maynard.

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