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PFL 5 gets new main event as Jason High replaces Brian Foster

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Jason High stepped in on short notice to fight Natan Schulte.
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Natan Schulte has a new opponent for his PFL 5 main event on Thursday.

The Brazilian lightweight, originally slated to face Brian Foster at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, NY, on Aug. 2, now faces Jason High. PFL officials confirmed the news to MMA Fighting following a report by MMA Today.

High (21-7) is coming off a loss to Efrain Escudero in June, but the third-round finish was a controversial one since “The Kansas City Bandit” didn’t actually tap to the guillotine choke. Prior to that, High defeated Caros Fodor in his PFL debut.

Schulte (12-3) impressed in his first appearance under the PFL banner last month, defeating UFC veteran Chris Wade via unanimous decision to move one step closer to the lightweight playoffs.

PFL 5 airs live on NBC Sports and features Will Brooks vs. Robert Watley in the co-main event.