Gaethje-Poirier Headlines UFC on Fox 29
Great expectations are set for the main event of UFC on Fox 29 on April 14, as two of the best lightweight fighters in the world will clash.
In the card’s headline bout, former WSOF Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier will go toe-to-toe. This will be Poirier’s second straight main event bout, while it’ll be Gaethje’s second of three appearances since getting the call to join the UFC.
Gaethje has made quite the splash in the UFC already, starting with a TKO win over Michael Johnson back in July. Gaethje then coached with Eddie Alvarez on the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter, and the two met at UFC 218 last month, with Alvarez knocking out Gaethje late in the third round to hand Gaethje his first professional loss. Both bouts earned Fight of the Night honors and widespread praise across the MMA community.
Poirier, meanwhile, has six wins and one No Contest in his last eight outings, most recently defeating Anthony Pettis last November when Pettis submitted due to a rib injury.
UFC on Fox 29’s location is still to be determined.