Jason High vs. Anthony Lapsley Added to UFC 167 Anniversary Card

Jordy McElroy@https://twitter.com/JordyMcElroyCorrespondent IOctober 17, 2013

Anthony Lapsley - Photo Courtesy of David Richard/Rocktagon
Anthony Lapsley - Photo Courtesy of David Richard/Rocktagon

Jason High will welcome UFC newcomer Anthony Lapsley to the Octagon in the latest, and likely final, addition to the UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks fight card.

The fight was confirmed by High in a Twitter post on Thursday.

High is a standout wrestler from Missouri hoping to build some momentum in his second UFC run. Back in 2010, he was released from the promotion after dropping a unanimous decision to Charlie Brenneman.   

The loss seemingly lit a fire under him, and he was able to string together seven consecutive wins to get the UFC knocking on his door once more. He was defeated in his Octagon return by Erick Silva, but he recently rebounded with a first-round submission win over James Head.

Lapsley, on the other hand, comes into the UFC relatively unknown with a highly impressive 22-5 professional record.

It certainly has been a long road to the big show for "The Recipe," who has spent the last seven years bouncing around different promotions. He has competed for organizations such as Bellator, Rocktagon, Elite XC and King of the Cage.

Like High, Lapsley is a talented grappler with an affinity for making his opponent tap. In 22 wins, he has finished 15 of his fights by submission.

UFC 167 is slated to take place on November 16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The star-studded fight card commemorates the UFC’s 20th anniversary and features the welterweight title bout between pay-per-view king, Georges St-Pierre, and Johny Hendricks.

Other fights listed on the card include Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen, Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler, Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley and Donald Cerrone vs. Evan Dunham.

The UFC has yet to announce whether High vs. Lapsley will stream live on Facebook or air on FOX Sports 1 as a preliminary bout.