Luke Harris gets TUF Vet Joseph Henle at MFC 34
Luke Harris will look to take the next step towards the UFC when he takes on former Ultimate Fighter competitor Joseph “Leonidas” Henle in a Middleweight contest. The bout is expected to take place on the main card of MFC 34: Recall at the Mayfield Trade Centre in Edmonton, Alberta and televised on HDNet in the US and on tape delay on TSN2 in Canada.
Harris is coming off a dominant victory over UFC veteran Edwin Dewees in a 195lbs Catchweight bout at MFC 33, a bout in which Dewees came in 13 lbs overweight. Harris has been far busier this year after numerous injuries sidelined him over the first few years of his career. After a loss in his MMA debut, also for the MFC, Harris has racked up nine straight first round submission victories in as many fights, including three wins already in 2012.
Henle enters this bout undefeated in his professional career with a record of 6-0-1. Henle does however have an exhibition loss during his time on The Ultimate Fighter. After defeating Constantinos Philippou by armbar to win his way into the house, Henle suffered a three round unanimous decision loss to Seth Baczynski in the opening round. Henle has won his last three bouts with his most recent coming by split decision over Mike Moreno in January.