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Jason High vs Anthony Lapsley is the Final Addition to UFC 167

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The UFC’s 20th anniversary show is now featuring, among other fights, Jason High vs.Anthony Lapsley.

UFC officials announced it as the final addition to the event’s fight card on November 16th at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas. That makes a total of 12 fights on the UFC 167 card.

The 32 year-old Jason High is currently 17-4. He comes from a wrestling background and has achieved 8 of his 17 victories by submission, all of which are by some sort of chokehold. High was cut from the UFC back in 2010 following a unanimous decision loss to Charlie Brenneman. After his loss to Brenneman, he earned his way back to the organization by winning 7 fights in a row. In his first fight back in the UFC in 3 years, High lost to Erick Silva by submission via reverse triangle armbar in just over 1 minute of the first round. His luck turned around in his most recent fight when he defeated James Head in the first round by guillotine choke.

His opponent, 33 year-old Anthony Lapsley, is making his UFC debut and is also a former wrestler. His current professional record is 22-5-2. Impressively, Lapsley has compiled 15 wins by submission under his belt.

This looks like it could be a technical matchup between two grapplers, or if neither decides to risk grappling with the other, we just might see a standup battle.

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Steve Sohanaki
Steve became interested in combat sports when he joined his high school’s wrestling team as freshman. His experience as a wrestler sparked his interest in mixed martial arts when he recognized the compatibility between the two sports. From there, he continued to wrestle all throughout college until he earned his bachelor’s degree in history. Steve’s interests in combat sports center mostly around grappling, but he’s also interested in the history of the sport and where it’s headed in the future.