WSOF 29 Gaethje remains undefeated
WSOF 29 had a lightweight title fight that cemented Justin Gaethje as the lightweight king of the promotion. Lightweight tournament winner Brian Foster came through as the winner to face Gaethje and a finish was expected, but probably not as early as it happened. Gaethje now 16-0; has made it clear to the entire 155 pound division at World Series of Fighting, he’s not going anywhere.
Foster deserves some credit; he was coming forward with a lot of, well put together combinations. However, Gaethje is a highly durable competitor and did not let any of the strikes through. He absorbed a lot of the punches through his guard and countered back beautifully. His obvious best counter was the leg kicks that would eventually win him the fight.
With the first round finish, Gaethje just wanted to know who was next. When asked who he would like to face next, he called out Jason High. At this point, he may as well pick his opponents as the tournament clearly picked the best of the best in his division and he came out on top. Who would you like to see him face next?
WSOF 29 results
Champ Justin Gaethje def. Brian Foster via TKO (low kick) – Round 1, 1:43 – to retain lightweight title
Josh Copeland def. Mike Hayes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Louis Taylor def. Cory Devela via technical submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:29
Kris Hocum def. Josh Cavan via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Ian Heinisch def. Tyler Vogel via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
Josh Huber def. Clay Wimer via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Brandon Royval def. Danny Mainus via knockout (knee) – Round 1, 2:48
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