Justin Gaethje vs. Brian Foster booked for WSOF 29
<p><p>The WSOF lightweight title is on the line as current champion Justin Gaethje defends his title against Brian Foster at WSOF 29 in Colorado, <a href="http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/1/11/10747156/justin-gaethje-vs-brian-foster-targeted-for-wsof-29">as first announced by MMAFighting.</a></p></p><p><p> </p></p><p><p>Justin Gaethje (15-0) won the WSOF lightweight title in January of 2014 when he <a href="http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Justin-Gaethje-Stops-Richard-Patishnock-in-69-Seconds-Takes-Lightweight-Gold-at-WSOF-8-62325">knocked out Richard Patishnock in just 69 seconds.</a> He went on to pick up four straight wins, one of them being a split decision over Melvin Guillard in a non-title fight after Guillard missed weight. His other three official title defenses were all TKO victories with none of his opponents making it past the 3rd round.</p></p><p><p> </p></p><p><p>Brian Foster (25-8) won the WSOF Lightweight Tournament back in November. He originally lost in the quarter finals of the tournament to Joáo Zeferino via heel hook but was brought back as an injury substitute. He ended up winning the tournament and avenging his loss by knocking out Zeferino in the tournament final. Foster had 5 fights in the UFC from 2009 to 2010 with a notable victory over Matt Brown.</p></p><p><p> </p></p><p><p>WSOF 29 will take place on March 12 in Loveland, Colorado.</p></p><p><p> </p></p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.