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UFC 129: Brian Foster vs Sean Pierson booked for April 30 in Toronto


It's a hometown hustle, once again.

Brian Foster will be on the short end of the hometown edge this time as he has agreed to throw hands against Sean Pierson at UFC 129 on April 30 in Toronto, according to

Foster may not have the biggest name in the sport but he's done relatively well for himself since making his way into the world's largest fight promotion.

His record of 3-2 is average but he's won a couple of bonus awards, "Knockout of the Night" and "Fight of the Night" among them, and he's looked really impressive in finishing his last two opponents.

"The Foster Boy's" reward is a trip north of the border to see if he can't halt the rise of a (former) Canadian police officer.

Sean Pierson made headlines when it became known that the Toronto Police force, of which he was a member of, was not happy with his participation in mixed martial arts. He would have to make a choice between fighting and being a policeman.

Octagon it is.

Pierson started his career a mediocre 5-4 but after stringing together five consecutive wins, he got the call up from the big show. Well, that and the UFC needed a late replacement for an injured T.J. Waldburger at UFC 124 against Matt Riddle.

The Canadian agreed and made the most of it by taking a unanimous decision that company President Dana White would have awarded "Fight of the Night" had it not been the one event he decided to let the fans vote on the award.

Apparently that was enough for the organization to ask the grappler back and he'll get to fight in his native land, no less.

UFC 129 is set for April 30 in Toronto and the card is quickly filling up with fights featuring at least one Canadian competitor. The main event will feature the most famous of them all, as Georges St. Pierre will put his welterweight crown on the line when he takes on Jake Shields.

Keep it locked to for any updates as they become available.

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