Hayato “Mach” Sakurai vs. Jason High at Dynamite!! 2010, New Years Eve in Japan

Japanese legend, Hayato Sakurai and former UFC and Affliction fighter, Jason High will meet in a welterweight bout on the December 31st Dynamite!! 2010 show in Saitama, Japan.

As for Sakurai, he is in serious need of a win after he competed in the Dream Welterweight Grand Prix, defeating top ranked lightweight Shinya Aoki to advance to the semi-finals where he lost to eventual winner Marius Zaromskis in a huge upset loss via knockout from a head kick and punches. He then competed on last year’s Dynamite! 2009 New Year’s Eve show in Saitama, Japan, controlling the fight early on, but eventually lost via armbar to Akihiro Gono in the second round. His most recent fight was against Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nick Diaz at Dream 14 and was caught in an armbar once again.

High is riding a two-fight winning streak, picking up victories over Jordan Mein at Rumble in the Cage 40 in August and most recently on Canadian HeatXC 6 defeating canadian, Keto Allen via first round TKO. Prior he lost back-to-back fights to Marius Zaromskis and Charlie Brenneman in DREAM and the UFC respectively. High is also scheduled to face Rudy Bears just a month after on January 29, 2011 at Titan Fighting 16.

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