The Daily Recap: Zuffa Retains Counsel for Rumored Federal Investigation, High-Moore Signed & More

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The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

— Zuffa has reportedly retained Axinn-Veltrop-Harkrider, LLP, a New York City-based law firm specializing in anti-trust litigation, as the Federal Trade Commission is rumored to be investigating the UFC's parent company following its purchase of Strikeforce earlier this year. “It is true that Zuffa has retained my law firm, but I will not comment further,” said Stephen Axinn, the firm’s senior partner. “As I am sure you know, people generally do not want to comment where there may be possibly some sort of investigation going on.” [Full Contact Fighter]

— Seasoned veteran Jason High announced today that he has signed to attempt to win his sixth fight in a row against WEC alumnus Todd Moore at Strikeforce Challengers 19 on September 23 in Las Vegas. After falling in the finals of DREAM's inaugural welterweight grand prix and a one-off stint in the UFC, High found his way into Strikeforce courtesy of an impressive win streak, which includes victories over Japanese legend Hayato Sakurai and heralded prospects Jordan Mein and Quinn Mulhern. Moore meanwhile has won four out of six since being released from the WEC. [Five Ounces of Pain]

— UFC 137 will reportedly have a pair of its preliminary bouts televised on yet another Spike TV special when the event takes place on October 29 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Likely possibilities for the broadcast include Hatsu Hioki's anticipated UFC debut against George Roop, a pivotal featherweight clash between Tyson Griffin and Bart Palaszewski and a lightweight slugfest pitting Dennis Siver against Sam Stout. [MMA Junkie]

— A middleweight contest between Brazilian grappler Rousimar Palhares and former IFL champion Dan Miller has been moved to the Spike TV televised preliminary broadcast prior to the PPV main card of UFC 134, which takes place this Saturday night. The bout will be featured alongside Thiago Tavares and Spencer Fisher's lightweight affair. Paulo Thiago's return to action against David Mitchell will now be featured on the Facebook preliminary broadcast. [MMA Weekly]


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