Jake Shields takes on Diego Sanchez at High Rollerz 4.

Two former UFC title contenders will face off in a super match at High Rollerz 4 in January. The organization announced on their instagram page that Jake Shields will be taking on Diego Sanchez on January 9th in Las Vegas and they “will be competing for a belt and a pound!”

Jake Shields vs Diego Sanchez poster.

Shields lost a decision to Georges St-Pierre for the UFC Welterweight title in 2011. His last MMA fight was in 2018 and he has been dedicated to professional Jiu Jitsu since then. His last match was in May against Brent Primus at Submission Underground 14. He lost that match in the EBI overtime via armbar.

Sanchez fought B.J. Penn for the UFC Lightweight championship in 2009 but lost via TKO. Over the course of his career, Sanchez has won more “Fight Of The Year” awards than any other MMA fighter. He has been fighting in the UFC as recently as September of this year. He lost his last fight to Jake Matthews via decision. 

HR4 will also feature special guest Wiz Khalifa.

Wiz Khalifa poster.

Renato Laranja will be there “to interview heefer heads and confiscate non-hegulation marijuana.”

Renato Laranja poster on Instagram.

Tyron Woodley will be the commentator.

Tyron Woodley poster on Instagram.

Josh Clopton

Josh Clopton is a UFC veteran and Jiu Jitsu black belt. In 2005 he left his job in Tulsa, Okla. and moved to San Francisco to pursue fighting. While trying to break into the UFC, he worked on a commercial crab fishing boat to make ends meet. Josh earned his black belt under Jake Shields in 2016 and now helps train other fighters and has been the chief cornerman in over 20 UFC fights. He teaches at El Nino Training Center and also for companies such as Google, YouTube and LinkedIn. He is an avid reader, writer and outdoorsman.

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