jason-high-2.jpgA welterweight bout between Ildemar Alcantara (18-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Jason High (16-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is in the works for June’s UFC on FUEL TV 10 event.

Tatame.com first brought word of the matchup, though UFC officials haven’t made a formal announcement.

UFC on FUEL TV 10, which also serves as the finale of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2,” takes place June 8, likely at Ginasio Paulo Sarasate in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. The main card airs on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook.

Alcantara vs. High likely will be part of the prelims.

Alcantara recently made his octagon debut as an injury replacement and scored a kneebar-submission victory over Wagner Prado (in a light-heavyweight bout). That moved the fighter, whose brother Yuri also fights for the UFC, to 8-0 since 2011 and 12-1 since late 2009. Soon after his latest win, he confirmed his plans to drop from 205 to 170 pounds.

High returns to the UFC for the first time since a 0-1 stint in 2010 that included a decision loss to Charlie Brennaman. Since then, the California-based fighter has posted seven consecutive victories. He topped Jordan Mein at a regional show in Canada, edged Hayato Sakurai via split decision in DREAM, and also picked up recent Strikeforce wins over Quinn Mulhern, Todd Moore and Nate Moore.

The latest UFC on FUEL TV 10 card includes:

  • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Rafael Cavalcante vs. Thiago Silva
  • John Hathaway vs. Erick Silva
  • Caio Magalhaes vs. Karlos Vemola*
  • Derek Brunson vs. Ronny Markes*
  • Ildemar Alcantara vs. Jason High*

* – Not officially announced

For the latest on UFC on FUEL TV 10, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Jason High)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Fight Night 75's Chico Camus hoping tough schedule works to his advantage

  • 11 days ago

TOKYO – Chico Camus is torn between the idea that UFC matchmakers are either trying to get him cut from the organization or have him launched into a championship fight.Filed under: Featured Videos, N read news >>

Report: Rory MacDonald vs Hector Lombard fight in the works for 2016

  • 20 days ago

Ask and you shall receive! Hector Lombard has been lobbying for a showdown against former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight title contender, Rory MacDonald, since their initial bout s read news >>

Rory MacDonald vs. Hector Lombard in the works for early 2016

  • 20 days ago

Rory MacDonald has stated he'd like to fight Hector Lombard when the time is right. Lombard, for his part, also wants the fight. It's starting to look like both fighters could soon get their wish. Wo read news >>

Sonnen suggests UFC have Fedor Emelianenko vs. Anderson Silva in the works

  • 20 days ago

'The American Gangster' insinuated that the UFC were in the process of booking Fedor Emelianenko vs. Anderson Silva on his most recent podcast. Despite currently serving a two-year ban by the NSAC fo read news >>

Erik Koch vs. Drew Dober slated for UFC 195

  • 22 days ago

A lightweight contest between Erik Koch and Drew Dober has been targeted for UFC 195 on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas, according to UFC officials Tuesday.Koch (14-4) has lost three of his past four fights. He read news >>

Jim Miller vs. Michael Chiesa targeted for UFC Fight Pass show in Las Vegas

  • 27 days ago

A lightweight bout between former contender Jim Miller and rising prospect Michael Chiesa is lined up for a Fight Pass card on December 10th at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. There was one bit of inf read news >>

Bobby Lashley vs. James Thompson rematch now targeted for Bellator 145 in St. Louis

  • 27 days ago

Maybe the third time’s the charm. A repeatedly scrapped heavyweight matchup between Bobby Lashley and James Thompson is now targeted for Bellator 145. Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Jim Miller vs. Michael Chiesa targeted for UFC Fight Night 80 in Vegas

  • 27 days ago

A lightweight bout between Jim Miller and Michael Chiesa is in the works for December.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Jim Miller, Michael Chiesa targeted for UFC Fight Night 80 on Dec. 10 in Las Vegas

  • 27 days ago

With three fight cards in three nights, Las Vegas in early December will become the center of the mixed martial arts universe. And to kick things off at UFC Fight Night 80 — which takes place on Thur read news >>

Ronda Rousey's 'Road House' remake in the works

  • 28 days ago

The UFC star's film career is really starting to hit full stride with an ever growing list of upcoming film projects. A great man once said, "Pain don't hurt." He may have been talking about a stab w read news >>