Brian Foster will be stepping into Sean Pierson’s hometown when the two welterweights meet at UFC 129 in Toronto on April 30. The pair have agreed to meet on the upcoming card.
Sources close to the negotiations confirmed the fight to MMAWeekly.com on Friday. MMAJunkie.com initially reported the bout.
Foster (15-5) has had his ups and downs in the UFC, but seemingly hit his stride with his recent fights. Foster has finished his last two opponents, getting by Forrest Petz by TKO and then submitting Matt Brown at UFC 123 in November 2010.
The HIT Squad product has consistently been one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC, and has never gone to a decision in his career.
Former Toronto police officer Sean Pierson (11-4) will bring his hometown with him when he fights at UFC 129. The Canadian made his Octagon debut at UFC 124 in Montreal, where he picked up a unanimous decision win over Matt Riddle.
Foster and Pierson are expected to be part of the undercard for the show set to go down on April 30 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.