World Series of Fighting (WSOF) returns to NBC Sports Network this weekend (Sat., Mar. 12, 2016) with its latest mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which will take place inside Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, Colo.
The WSOF 29 main event sees champion Justin Gaethje returning for another defense of his belt. “Lightweight Tournament” winner Brian Foster wants to be the first man to hand Gaethje a loss and take his title in the process.
Let’s break down all of the WSOF 29 main card matches below:
155 lbs.: Justin Gaethje (15-0) vs. Brian Foster (25-8)
I defy you to find any other champion let alone an undefeated one who is not considered “notable” to a supposedly exhaustive encyclopedia. If you’re building a fight wiki though Justin Gaethje’s bio would be a great place to start. The pride of the Grudge Training Center gets what’s arguably a “hometown fight” even though he originally hails from Safford, Arizona. He has a record most lightweight champions would envy and comes up with highlight reel performances in almost every fight, including two rock ’em sock ’em wars with Luis “Baboon” Palomino.
The trend of Gaethje facing more experienced fighters continues with veteran Brian Foster. Although he debuted in WSOF as a Welterweight, it’s in the Lightweight division that he’s shined. Although he was initially eliminated in a quarterfinal bout at WSOF 25, he came back as an injury replacement and knocked out the aforementioned Palomino AND the man who initially eliminated him in Joao Zeferino. Say what you want about the tournament structure but winning two out of three that way in one night is impressive enough to say he’s earned the title shot.
Gaethje is a proven finisher in an astounding 80% of his ….View full article
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