By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
The octagon invades Glendale, Arizona on April 14 for the promotions UFC on FOX 29: Gaethje vs. Poirier event.
The event, which features a grand total of fourteen exciting fights, is headlined by a key lightweight contest pitting surging division contender Dustin Poirier against former World Series of Fighting title holder Justin Gaethje.
Dustin Poirier is coming off a third-round TKO victory over former division champion Anthony Pettis at November’s UFC Fight Night 120 event in Norfolk. Prior to that, “The Diamond” was involved in a war with Eddie Alvarez which unfortunately ended in a no-contest at UFC 211.
Meanwhile, Justin Gaethje is coming his first career loss to the aforemention Eddie Alvarez at December’s UFC 218 event in Detroit. Prior to the setback, Gaethje had gone a perfect 18-0 which included a thrilling knockout of Michael Johnson in his UFC debut.
The co-main event of UFC on FOX 29 will feature former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit taking on the always dangerous Matt Brown.
Condit has suffered three straight losses, his most recent coming to Neil Magny at December’s UFC 219 event in Las Vegas.
As for the “Immortal” one, Matt Brown is coming off an absolutely brutal knockout victory over Diego Sanchez. The win snapped a three-fight losing skid for the veteran welterweight.
Get the full UFC on FOX 29 fight card below:
UFC on FOX Main Card:
Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier
Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown
Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori
Gilbert Burns vs. Lando Vannata
Tim Boetsch vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
Cortney Casey vs. Michelle Waterson
John Moraga vs. Wilson Reis
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Brad Tavares
Luke Sanders vs. Patrick Williams
Muslim Salikhov vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan
UFC Fight Pass Prelims:
Matthew Lopez vs. Alejandro Perez
Arjan Bhullar vs. Adam Wieczorek
Dhiego Lima vs. Yushin Okami
Shana Dobson vs. Lauren Mueller