Report: High-Sakurai Slated for Dynamite

By Mike Whitman Dec 15, 2010
Jason High (left) | Daniel Herbertson/

Jason High isn’t easing into 2011.

The welterweight is rumored to take on Japanese star Hayato "Mach" Sakurai at K-1 “Dynamite! Power of Courage 2010” on New Year’s Eve at the Saitama Super Arena near Tokyo. has learned from sources close to the fighter that High has been offered “a December bout,” though nothing is set in stone. News of the fight was first reported by

High is currently trying to iron out the logistics between the Sakurai contest and a Jan. 28 scrap against Rudy Bears at Titan Fighting Championships 16 in Kansas City, Kan. That fight is also not a done deal, however, as Bears is still under contract with Strikeforce. Titan FC officials are currently still negotiating in order to make the bout a reality.

In March, High is expected to take part in a Maximum Fighting Championships event against an as-yet-unnamed opponent.

A product of the Bodyshop Fitness Team in Lakewood, Calif., High is a veteran of the UFC and Dream. The 29-year-old took part in Dream’s 2009 welterweight grand prix, defeating Yuya Shirai and Andre Galvao before running into a Marius Zaromskis head kick in the tournament finals at Dream 10.
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