Rafael dos Anjos vs. Jason High Added to UFC Fight Night 42 in Albuquerque

April 30, 2014

Rafael dos AnjosA lightweight bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Jason High has been added to the UFC Fight Night 42 card in Albuquerque. UFC officials announced the match-up on Wednesday.

High (18-4) will make his lightweight debut on the June 7 fight card. He made his UFC debut in March 2010 at UFC Fight Night 21 against Charlie Brenneman as a welterweight. He was defeated by unanimous decision and was released by the organization.

Following the loss to Brenneman, High put together a seven-fight winning streak and was re-signed by the promotion. He was defeated by Erick Silva in his first fight back in the UFC, but is currently on a two-fight winning streak. He last fought at UFC 167 on Nov. 16, 2013, defeating Anthony Lapsley by unanimous decision.

Dos Anjos (20-7) will be making a quick turnaround. He last fought on April 19 at UFC on FOX 11, losing to the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov by unanimous decision. Prior to the loss, dos Anjos was riding a five-figt winning streak. The fight with High will be dos Anjos’ fifteenth fight inside the UFC Octagon.

UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov takes place at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque on June 7. The event is headlined by a lightweight match-up between former champion Benson Henderson and rising Russian star Rustam Khabilov.

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