High will now face Erick Silva
UFC on Fuel TV 10, as High announced Thursday that he will
Hathaway at the June 8 event.
High (Pictured above) revealed his new booking on Twitter, though
the UFC has yet to make an official announcement. UFC on Fuel TV 10
takes place at the Paulo Sarasate Gymnasium in Fortaleza, Brazil,
and is headlined by a heavyweight rematch between Antonio
Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio
Werdum. High was initially supposed to face Ildemar
Alcantara during the prelims and did not specify why Hathaway
was removed from the bill. It is currently unknown whether
Alcantara will remain on the card.
High, 31, rides a seven-fight winning streak into his UFC return.
“The Kansas City Bandit” made his one and only Octagon appearance
in 2010, when he dropped a unanimous decision to Charlie
Brenneman at Fight Night 21. High joined the Strikeforce roster
the following year and posted three straight wins, outpointing
Mulhern and Todd Moore
before submitting Nate Moore
with a guillotine choke in just 26 seconds last July at “Rockhold
Silva, 28, has lost two of his last three fights after going
undefeated during the four years prior. Silva’s first Octagon loss
was a controversial one, as he was disqualified for landing blows
to the back of the head of Carlo Prater
last year at UFC 142. Though Silva responded with a first-round
stoppage of Brenneman, he was then outpointed by highly-regarded
Fitch last October at UFC 153.