WSOF 29: “Gaethje vs. Foster” airs live on NBC Sports this Saturday night (March 12, 2016) at Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, Colorado. In the NBC Sports Network-televised main event, Justin Gaethje will look to defend his Lightweight title against Brian Foster.
If you’re unfamiliar with World Series of Fighting (WSOF) talent, then it would be fair to say Gaethje is the best 155-pound fighter you’ve never heard of not seen. Gaethje’s nickname is no joke, as “The Highlight” delivers them in each and every fight.
His opponent this weekend, Foster, presents a formidable challenge. In WSOF 25’s “Lightweight Tournament,” Foster came back to defeat the same man in the finals, Joao Zeferino, who submitted him in the quarterfinals.
Indeed, Foster earned the opportunity to hand Gaethje (15-0) his first professional loss by winning two of three matches in one night; however, Gaethje tells MMAmania.com that he’s a one-night tournament in his own right, and accordingly, Foster had better prepare to survive another war.
“There’s only one way I’m fighting and that’s that I’m going to go in there and try to finish him. He hasn’t been knocked out since 2007 so I’ve got a big goal in my mind right now. I’m promising to try my hardest to knock him out.”
Foster’s last loss via knockout was courtesy of Diego Brandao in 2008, so Gaethje was pretty close. Either way, it was the only time he was finished by strikes in 33 fights, with a combined record of 25-8. Gaethje is happy to face a tough opponent.
“I think Brian Foster was definitely the better man that night (at WSOF 25). Out of the group of guys (there) he was definitely the one I wanted to fight. I think he’s the most game, I think he definitely presents the biggest challenge to ….View full article
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