WSOF 29 Odds – The Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, Colorado plays host to the World Series of Fighting 29 event this Saturday, March 12th. The live event features eleven fights in all, with the night’s feature fights airing on the NBC Sports Network.
The main event brings back Lightweight WSOF titleholder Justin Gaethje, who at this point is 15-0 overall and is the poster boy for the WSOF. Gaethje will be facing veteran Brian foster, whose overall record stands at 25-8 and who came through three fights in one night last November to earn the shot at Gaethje. Unfortunately, Foster does not come with the air of invincibility of winning three fights in one night, as he lost his first fight of the night and only returned to the tournament when another of the competitors was injured. Gaethje appears comfortable competing with WSOF and has not shown an inclination to head to the UFC and test himself.
The co-feature bout comes at Heavyweight as Mike Hayes and Josh Copeland square off. Copeland is 11-3 overall, with two of his losses coming under the UFC’s promotional banner. he lost his last outing as well, back in December when he fought former Bellator champion Vitaly Minakov in Russia. Copeland is 2-3 in his last five fights. With a resume like that, Copeland would seem to be fodder for another prospect, but opponent Mike Hayes has gone 1-6-1 in his last eight fights. With all due respect to both men, this may be an entertaining fight for the undercard, but as a main card fight for television it leaves a lot to be desired and shows the woeful state of the WSOF’s roster.
The Middleweight tussle between Louis Taylor and Cory Devela pits two solid veterans who are both on four fight winning streaks. Both men were on the Strikeforce roster back in the day, but they never met up. Taylor is 11-3 overall, but he is coming off a 15 month layoff, while Devela is 16-6 overall and he had a layoff of three plus years between July of 2010 and October of 2013.
The other main card fight comes in the welterweight division as Josh Cavan (11-6) faces Kris Hocum (7-4). Again, with all due respect to both competitors this is a fight that is not worthy of being broadcast on the NBC Network. Neither fighter has fought on anything but a regional level. It is a telling sign that Sherdog, the online MMA database does not even have a picture of either man, despite both having records over ten fights long.
The WSOF 30 is scheduled for Las Vega on April 2nd, and that card just lost one of the main event fighters when Jake Shields was pulled due to injury. The card is now headlined by two weight division champion David Branch as he faces the challenge of 13-2 Clifford Starks. Expect odds for the main card fights on WSOF 30 as we get cloer to fight time.
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WSOF 29 Odds For The Main Card
Lightweight 5 rounds –
Brian Foster +260 o1½ -140
Justin Gaethje -320 u1½ +120
Heavyweight 3 rounds –
Mike Hayes +335 o1½ -175
Joshua Copeland -420 u1½ +155
Middleweight 3 rounds –
Louis Taylor +105 o1½ -175
Cory Devela -125 u1½ +155
Welterweight 3 rounds –
Kris Hocum +170 o1½ -160
Josh Cavan -200 u1½ +140
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