World Series of Fighting (WSOF) is beginning to put the pieces together for WSOF 29: "Gaethje vs. Foster" on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, Colorado. The main event that night will be undefeated Lightweight champion Justin Gaethje putting his belt on the line against WSOF 25: "Lightweight Tournament" winner Brian Foster.
WSOF recently made several additional bouts official for the NBC Sports Network-televised live broadcast, which is set to begin at 10 p.m. ET on fight night. Two big Heavyweight brawlers, "Cuddly Bear" Josh Copeland and Mike "300" Hayes will let their fists and fur fly in the co-featured fight of the night.
Copeland (11-3) is a former UFC fighter who was undefeated coming into the promotion, but ran into a pair of brick walls in the form of Ruslan Magomedov and Jared Rosholt. His post UFC reset saw him earn back-to-back wins, with his only defeat of late coming against Bellator champion-in-exile Vitaly Minakov.
Hayes (19-10-2), meanwhile, is a Bellator and Strikeforce veteran who has fought some of the toughest Heavyweights in the business -- Andrei Arlovski, Oleksiy Oliynyk and even the aforementioned Magomedov. He can't boast wins against any of these men, but he was not finished by any of them, either. Hayes has only been knocked out once his entire career.
Middleweight fighters "The One" Cory Devela and "Handgunz" Louis Taylor will also be in action at WSOF 29. Devela (15-6) is a Strikeforce veteran who once defeated Joe Riggs with a slam so hard that "Diesel" submitted to his injured ribs. His recent four-fight win streak includes a victory over UFC veteran Nick "The Promise" Ring.
Taylor (11-3), meanwhile, is also a Strikefoce veteran who did not fare near as well against Riggs, tapping out to strikes in a catchweight affair. He, too, comes in on a four-fight win streak that includes a knockout of Joe Vedepo under the Bellator banner.
Check out the updated WSOF 29 card for NBC Sports Network's televised broadcast below:
WSOF 29 Main Card (NBC Sports):
Lightweight: Justin Gaethje (c) vs. Brian Foster
Heavyweight: Josh Copeland vs. Mike Hayes
Middleweight: Cory Devela vs. Louis Taylor
Welterweight: Josh Cavan vs. Kris Hocum
"Prelims" Under Card (WSOF.com):
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