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We had a bit of a “WTF?” moment as we perused the card for this weekend’s Strikeforce Challengers card, and not because we fell for “Fedor is on the card!!” again.  No, we were a little confused to see that an intriguing welterweight matchup between world-tourist Jason High and KOTC-standout Quinn Mulhern was relegated to the preliminaries of a Challengers card, which is sort of like Cam Newton and A.J. Green playing catch in the parking lot outside a Kansas City Command game.  (To our international readers:  sorry, we hope you followed that.)

Well, someone obviously heard that we were confused. After middleweights Antwain Britt and Danillo Villefort both suffered injuries, their fight was scratched and High-Mulhern was promoted to the main card. We didn’t realize we had that much pull, but it’s good to know for future reference.

High has a four-fight streak going since his UFC debut last year, where he dropped a decision to Charlie Brenneman (and was subsequently dropped himself).  The KC Bandit’s latest was a quick win over local favorite Rudy Bears via choke at Titan FC in January:

Quinn Mulhern has been paying his dues as a King of the Cage welterweight, where he’s piled up fifteen wins (ten via sub) to claim the 170 pound title, and unify that strap with the KOTC Canadian welterweight crown. He dropped a TKO loss to Michael Guymon in October of 2009, then bounced back with a TKO win over Rich Clementi. Since then, Mulhern has been taking care of business, RNC-ing fools on the reg, like so:

Who ya got, Nation?

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Lockefan- June 20, 2011 at 6:06 pm
Mulhern by omaplata-related submission in the first round.
Patrick- June 20, 2011 at 2:24 pm
Man, I live in Kansas City, Missouri and I had no idea the Kansas City Command even existed...let alone play at the Sprint Center...which is like 5 minutes from my home...
I dunno if that's worse for me, or them.
Steve W- June 20, 2011 at 1:22 pm
I'm really psyched for this. I was extremely pissed when it got stuck on the undercard, so this is great news. I've been following Mulhern since he beat "No Love" and the kid isnone of the most promising welterweight prospects out there. High has been in all the big shows so he'll be a good litmus test.

Since the depth of Strikeforce's 170 division is shallow, the winner here could get fast tracked to the title. In fact, I'd pick Mulhern over Dailey and Cyborg. I'll predict he and T Wood will be fighting for gold in 2012.
rpn452- June 20, 2011 at 12:44 pm
I wasn't even going to bother watching this event. I guess I'll watch at least that fight now.
Fried Taco- June 20, 2011 at 9:35 am
Quinn Mulhern, because he has a cooler name.
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