Newell provides spark to WSOF that struggled to find momentum
Gerald Harris (22-5) rebounded from his November loss to Josh Burkman with a unanimous decision (29-27 all) over fellow UFC alum Jorge Santiago (25-12). Santiago's leg kicks scored early, and he maneuvered into a triangle choke from standing off a Harris takedown, but was deducted a point for using the cage lip. Santiago cut Harris' legs out from under him dramatically two times in the second and third rounds, but Harris used his wrestling to recover and ground Santiago until he could get to his feet. Though I had the bout for Santiago, and there was some debate on press row, Harris walked away with the win.