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Harris Sarmiento is a Filipino-American professional mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Featherweight division of ONE FC. A professional competitor since 2002, Sarmiento has also formerly competed for the WEC, Strikeforce, King of the Cage, the World Fighting Alliance, Palace Fighting Championship, the IFL and Rumble on the Rock. Notable champions Sarmiento has faced include Nick Diaz, Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thomson, Max Holloway, Rob McCullough, and KJ Noons.

Harris Sarmiento
Born (1983-09-09) September 9, 1983 (age 36)
Ilocos Norte, Philippines
NationalityFilipino-American
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight144 lb (65 kg; 10.3 st)
DivisionWelterweight
Lightweight
Featherweight
Fighting out ofWaipahu, Hawaii, United States
TeamHawaii Elite MMA
808 Fight Factory
Years active2002-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total62
Wins36
By knockout7
By submission7
By decision22
Losses26
By knockout7
By submission9
By decision10
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born and raised in the Philippines, Sarmiento began competing regionally in Hawaii, making his professional debut in 2002. Sarmiento lost his first two professional fights via decision before facing Nick Diaz at a Warriors Quest event later that year. Sarmiento lost in the second round after his corner threw in the towel. After compiling a record of 6-6, Sarmiento was set to face Rob McCullough at WEC 9 on January 16, 2004. Sarmiento won via split decision, then won his next four fights as well (and the SuperBrawl 33 lightweight tournament) before falling to Roger Huerta in a third-round TKO loss.

After defeating Shane Nelson at Rumble on the Rock in July of 2005 via unanimous decision, Sarmiento faced KJ Noons in October of 2005, losing via third-round TKO.

StrikeforceEdit

On March 10, 2006 Sarmiento made his promotional debut at Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie against Gilbert Melendez. Sarmiento was defeated via second-round TKO.

On June 9, 2006 Sarmiento next faced Josh Thomson at Strikeforce: Revenge. Sarmiento lost via third-round submission.

Independent promotionsEdit

After dropping a decision in a rematch with McCullough at WFA 4: King of the Streets to bring his losing streak to five, Sarmiento bounced back, winning his next five.

On August 2, 2007, Sarmiento faced Bart Palaszewski at the IFL Lightweight Semifinals in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Sarmiento lost via third-round submission.

With a record of 34-23, Sarmiento faced Sung Hwa Han for the Pacific Xtreme Combat lightweight title in September of 2012, winning via split decision. He later defended his title once in February of 2013.

Sarmiento last competed for ONE FC in 2014 against Herbert Burns. He lost via unanimous decision.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
62 matches 36 wins 26 losses
By knockout 7 7
By submission 7 9
By decision 22 10
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 36-26 Herbert Burns Decision (unanimous) ONE FC 14: War of Nations March 14, 2014 3 5:00 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Featherweight bout.
Loss 36-25 Ryan Mulvihill Decision (unanimous) Destiny MMA: Proving Grounds 2 August 24, 2013 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 36-24 Isaiah Ordiz Submission (kimura) PXC 35 February 16, 2013 1 4:27 Pasig, Philippines Defended PXC Lightweight Championship.
Loss 35-24 Mark Striegl Submission (scarf hold armlock) PXC 34 November 17, 2012 1 2:37 Pasig, Philippines Featherweight bout.
Win 35-23 Seung Hwa Han Decision (split) PXC 33 September 1, 2012 3 5:00 Pasig, Philippines Won PXC Lightweight Championship.
Win 34-23 Raja Shippen TKO (punches) PXC 29 February 18, 2012 1 N/A Pasig, Philippines Featherweight bout.
Loss 33-23 Joe Taimanglo Decision (unanimous) PXC 27 October 29, 2011 5 5:00 Pasig, Philippines
Win 33-22 Ronnie Borja Submission (armbar) PXC 26 August 20, 2011 4 N/A Pasig, Philippines
Win 32-22 Alex Castro Decision (unanimous) PXC 24 June 11, 2011 3 5:00 Pasig, Philippines
Loss 31-22 Max Holloway Decision (split) X-1: Champions 3 March 12, 2011 5 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 31-21 Jang Yong Kim TKO (punches) PXC 22 January 21, 2011 2 1:15 Pasig, Philippines
Win 31-20 Jose Salgado Decision (unanimous) Galaxy MMA: Bad Blood August 6, 2010 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 30-20 Chris Yee Decision (unanimous) Galaxy MMA: Worlds Collide May 1, 2010 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 29-20 Richie Whitson Decision (split) X-1: Champions 2 March 20, 2010 5 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Won X-1 Lightweight Championship.
Win 28-20 Michael Brightmon Decision (unanimous) UNU 3 September 12, 2009 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 27-20 Mario Stapel Submission (guillotine choke) Shine Fights 1 May 9, 2009 1 1:47 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 27-19 Eddie Rincon Decision (unanimous) UNU 1 March 21, 2009 3 3:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 26-19 Billy Evangelista Decision (unanimous) PFC 12: High Stakes January 22, 2009 3 3:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 26-18 Ted Worthington TKO (punches) IFBL: Fight Night 12 August 2, 2008 2 3:00 Niles, Ohio, United States
Win 25-18 Dominic Ahnee Decision (unanimous) SD: Shakedown 2 May 17, 2008 3 5:00 Hawaii, United States
Loss 24-18 Jason Dent Submission (anaconda choke) IFBL: Fight Night 10 December 15, 2007 5 1:49 Niles, Ohio, United States
Loss 24-17 Shane Nelson Decision GPG: Gracie Proving Ground October 6, 2007 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 24-16 Bart Palaszewski Submission (guillotine choke) IFL: 2007 Semifinals August 2, 2007 3 1:08 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Win 24-15 Enoch Wilson Decision (unanimous) Rise FC 3 July 28, 2007 3 5:00 Eugene, Oregon, United States
Win 23-15 Jonathan Brookins Decision (unanimous) Shakedown: Maui vs. Oahu May 19, 2007 3 5:00 Hawaii, United States
Win 22-15 Henry Martinez Decision (unanimous) X-1: Extreme Fighting 2 March 17, 2007 3 3:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 21-15 Dan Swift TKO (punches) IFBL: Fight Night 5 December 16, 2006 2 2:23 Niles, Ohio, United States
Loss 20-15 Rob McCullough Decision (unanimous) WFA: King of the Streets July 22, 2006 3 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 20-14 Josh Thomson Submission (arm-triangle choke) Strikeforce: Revenge June 9, 2006 3 3:19 San Jose, California, United States
Loss 20-13 Gilbert Melendez Submission (punches) Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie March 10, 2006 2 0:44 San Jose, California, United States
Loss 20-12 Jin Kazeta TKO FFCF 4 December 10, 2005 1 4:45 Guam
Loss 20-11 KJ Noons TKO (punches) ICON Sport: Opposites Attract October 28, 2005 3 4:37 Hawaii, United States
Win 20-10 Shane Nelson Decision (unanimous) ROTR: Proving Grounds 4 July 9, 2005 2 5:00 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Win 19-10 Josh Smith Submission (toe hold) X-1: Extreme Wars July 2, 2005 1 2:38 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 18-10 Chas Jacquier Decision GC 38 June 2, 2005 2 5:00 California, United States
Win 17-10 Maluhia Kuahiwinui Submission Warriors Quest 9 May 23, 2005 1 N/A Hawaii, United States
Loss 16-10 Jin Kazeta TKO FFCF 3 May 7, 2005 N/A N/A Guam
Loss 16-9 Kultar Gill Submission (rear-naked choke) SB 39 April 9, 2005 3 2:45 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 16-8 Kaleo Kwan TKO (punches) ROTR: Proving Grounds 3 March 11, 2005 2 2:37 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Win 15-8 Neal Andres Decision (unanimous) ROTR: Proving Grounds 3 March 11, 2005 2 5:00 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Win 14–8 James Pit Submission (punches) ROTR: Proving Grounds 3 March 11, 2005 1 2:29 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Win 13-8 Toshikazu Iseno Decision (split) FFCF 2 October 30, 2004 3 5:00 Hawaii, United States
Win 12-8 Jonathan Olivas TKO (punches) KOTC 41 September 24, 2004 1 1:45 San Jacinto, California, United States
Loss 11-8 Roger Huerta TKO (punches) SB 36 June 18, 2004 3 2:12 Hawaii, United States
Win 11-7 Justin Mercado Decision (split) ROTR 5 May 7, 2004 3 5:00 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Win 10-7 Ed West TKO (punches) SB 34 March 28, 2004 1 2:08 Hawaii, United States Welterweight bout.
Win 9-7 Kolo Koka Decision (unanimous) SB 33 February 7, 2004 3 3:00 Hawaii, United States Won SB 33 Lightweight tournament.
Win 8-7 Mike Bauer Decision (unanimous) SB 33 February 7, 2004 3 3:00 Hawaii, United States
Win 7-7 Rob McCullough Decision (split) WEC 9 January 16, 2004 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 6-7 Kaynan Kaku Decision (unanimous) ROTR 4.5 December 27, 2003 2 5:00 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Win 6-6 Palika Drummondo TKO GC 21 December 7, 2003 1 3:32 California, United States
Win 5-6 Logan Layton Submission (strikes) KOTC 31 December 6, 2003 1 3:08 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 4-6 Lorrin Ishimine Decision (unanimous) WOTR 4 September 6, 2003 3 3:00 Wailuku, Hawaii, United States
Loss 3-6 Buck Meredith Submission (punches) KOTC 25 June 29, 2003 2 3:41 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 3-5 Bain Serna Decision GC 17 June 22, 2003 2 5:00 California, United States
Loss 2-5 Alex Serdyukov Submission (kimura) KFC 2 April 26, 2003 1 N/A Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 2-4 Jay R. Palmer TKO (injury) SB 28 February 8, 2003 2 N/A Hawaii, United States Sarmiento dislocated his elbow in the second round.
Win 2-3 Clifford Comet Submission (rear-naked choke) KFC 1 December 29, 2002 2 2:10 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 1-3 Eric Beach Submission (injury) ROTR 1 December 28, 2002 2 5:00 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Loss 0-3 Nick Diaz TKO (corner stoppage) Warriors Quest 8 January 7, 2002 2 1:47 Hawaii, United States
Loss 0-2 Deshaun Johnson Decision (unanimous) Warriors Quest 7 August 30, 2002 2 5:00 Hawaii, United States
Loss 0-1 Tripstin Kersiano Decision FFC 1 May 18, 2002 2 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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