The UFC debuts in Glendale, Arizona this April with UFC on FOX 29 featuring Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier.
The event takes place April 14 from the Gila River Arena, with bout airing live on FOX and UFC Fight Pass.
Along with Gaethje vs. Poirier, Carlos Condit meets Matt Brown in a welterweight battle.
Safford, Ariz. native Gaethje (18-1, fighting out of Arvada, Colo.) has proven to be must-watch television since joining the UFC roster last summer. Though he’s only fought twice in the world’s largest mixed martial arts organization, both bouts were for the ages.
His stunning comeback TKO win over Michael Johnson was selected by UFC.com as Fight of the Year for 2017, with his wild war against Eddie Alvarez taking the runner-up spot. Gaethje now looks to rebound from the first loss of his career and reassert himself among the lightweight division’s elite.
Poirier (22-5, 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) is looking to continue his ascent up the 155-pound rankings with another spectacular performance. In his most recent outing, the exciting finisher earned a thrilling TKO victory against former champion Anthony Pettis to push his unbeaten streak to three bouts.
During his run in the ultra-competitive lightweight division, he’s also bested Jim Miller, Bobby Green and Yancy Medeiros. Poirier now aims to take another impressive step towards a title shot and add to his long list of Fight Night bonuses.
Tickets will go on sale for members of the UFC Fight Club this Wednesday at 10 a.m. MST. A special internet pre-sale for UFC newsletter subscribers is Thursday at 10 a.m. MST with general ticket sales beginning Friday at 10 a.m. MST.
The price of tickets is between $50-$160 and limited to eight per person through Ticketmaster.
Below is the current UFC on FOX 29 card:
MAIN CARD (FOX/8 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier
Welterweight: Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit
Heavyweight: Arjan Bhullar vs. Adam Wieczorek
Flyweight Wilson Reis vs. John Moraga
Welterweight: Dhiego Lima vs. Yushin Okami
Middleweight: Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Tim Boetsch
Bantamweight: Luke Sanders vs. Patrick Williams
Middleweight: Brad Tavares vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Strawweight: Cortney Casey vs. Michelle Waterson