On Saturday, March 12, World Series of Fighting hosted its 29th event from the Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, Colo.
Headlining the event was 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, was unbeaten through 15 professional bouts. The 27-year-old knockout artist had 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.
Following the event, John Franklin of Combat Press was joined by Nicholas Peralta of MMA Outsiders for a post-fight recap of the event. Watch video of the recap above.