Today the Las Vegas-based promotion announced that its 29th event will take place from Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colo., on Saturday, March 12.
Headlining the event will be a lightweight title fight between current champion Justin Gaethje and recent tournament winner Brian Foster.
Gaethje, a product of Grudge Training Center and former All-American wrestler at the University of Northern Colorado, is unbeaten through 15 professional bouts. The 27-year-old knockout artist has stopped 12 of those outings by strikes, including back-to-back “Fight of the Year” contenders against Luis Palomino in 2015.
The UFC veteran Foster also spends time training in Colorado at Factory X Muay Thai and MMA. The 31-year-old suffered a submission loss in opening round of the WSOF eight-man tournament in November, but due to injuries to other competitors, he re-entered the bracket. He stopped the aforementioned Palomino in the semifinals, before exacting revenge on the man who defeated him, Joao Zeferino, in the finals. The win earned Foster a guaranteed crack at the unbeaten Gaethje.
WSOF 29 will air live on the NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET. Additional bouts for the event are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
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