A decision victory against Mike Marrello earned Gerald Harris his spot in the competition during the prelims, but his next opponent turned out to be the eventual winner of the show, Amir Sadollah, and he lost out byTKO in the second round. Harris was later disappointed to learn that he wouldn’t be recalled for the season finale.
It was a tough time for Harris, but he wasn’t finished yet. He set about rebuilding his reputation by fighting in a number of MMA promotions around Texas, going on an impressive six fight winning streak after the show. Despite that there was no call from the UFC offering him a second chance in the promotion, so Harris decided to take matters into his own hands. He phoned into a live broadcast on mmajunkie.com while Dana White was in the studio and jokingly pretended to be a Gerald Harris fan, saying that Dana should get him back in the UFC. To his surprise White agreed, and a week later a new four fight contract with the promotion arrived.
Harris had his first official fight in the UFC in January of 2010, stopping John Salter by KO in the third round at UFN 20. The 30 year old is now expected to fight again at UFN 21 against the Brazilian Mario Miranda.