Streaking welterweight Jason High appears to have both a date and opponent for his attempt at winning a sixth consecutive bout and moving into the upper-echelon of Strikeforce‘s welterweight contenders. According to a post through his Twitter account, “The Kansas City Bandit” will take his talents to Las Vegas next month at Strikeforce Challengers 19 with Texan Todd Moore standing in his way of notching his third victory of 2011.
The “Maniac” made a successful Strikeforce debut in June when he outpointed Mike Bronzoulis at “Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum” to improve his overall record to 14-4. The win marked Moore’s fourth in five fights including a pair of strike-based stoppages and was his second in a row.
High is 14-3 and has found his stride once again after opening up his career with a seven-fight winning streak before going 2-3 with stumbles against apt adversaries Jay Hieron, Marius Zaromskis, and Charlie Brenneman. However, since the rough patch the 29-year old has put together an impressive run featuring triumphs over Rudy Bears, Hayato “Mach” Sakurai, and most recently Quinn Mulhern at Strikeforce Challengers 16.
Strikeforce Challengers 19 is scheduled for September 23 with other match-ups including Ryan Couture vs. Maka Watson and Lorenz Larkin vs. Virgil Zwicker.
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