FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 10th, 2016
JUSTIN GAETHJE DEFENDS WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST BRIAN FOSTER THIS SAT., MAR. 12, LIVE AT 10 PM ET ON NBCSN FROM GREELEY, COLO.
NBC Sports Live Extra to Stream All Bouts
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 10, 2016 – World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this Saturday, Mar. 12, live at 10 p.m. ET, with the undefeated Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje (15-0) defending his lightweight title against Brian Foster (25-8) from Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, Colo.
Gaethje won the lightweight title in WSOF 8 in January 2014, defeating Richard Patishnock in a first-round knockout. He has successfully defending the title three times, first, against Nick Newell at WSOF 11 in July 2014, before defeating Luis Palomino twice, at WSOF 19 in March 2015 and at WSOF 23 in September 2015. Foster made his WSOF debut in January 2015, a submission loss to Jake Shields in the main event of WSOF 17. He rebounded in September 2015 at WSOF 23 with a 32-second knockout win over Larue Burley. Foster then fought three times in a single night at this past November’s WSOF 25 event, where he claimed victory in the promotion’s eight-man lightweight tournament.
Saturday’s card also features six fighters making their World Series of Fighting debuts, including Josh “Cuddly Bear” Copeland (11-3) vs. Mike “300” Hayes (19-10-2) in the heavyweight division, Cory “The One” Devela (16-6) vs. Louis “Handgunz” Taylor (11-3) in the middleweight division, and Josh Cavan (11-6) vs. Kris Hocum (7-4) in the welterweight division.
Play-by-play announcer Kenny Rice will be joined by mixed martial artists and analysts Bas Rutten and Joey Varner to call the action.
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