Jake Shields-Brian Foster Bout at WSOF 17 to Decide No. 1 Welterweight Contender

By C.J. Tuttle Dec 9, 2014
Jake Shields could soon be vying for the World Series of Fighting welterweight title. | Photo: Keith Mills/Sherdog.com

Jake Shields will look to attain his second win in as many fights under the World Series of Fighting banner against Brian Foster at WSOF 17 on Jan. 17.

The promotion announced the welterweight bout on Monday. The bout will likely serve as the main event of a card that will emanate from Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Following his split from Ultimate Fighting Championship, Shields rebooted in style by finishing Ryan Ford at WSOF 14 via rear-naked choke. The 35-year-old has only tasted defeat once in his last six outings, a UFC 171 loss to Hector Lombard. Most recently, Shields competed against Roberto de Souza in the secret match of Metamoris 5.

Another UFC alum, Foster will come into the tilt riding a four-fight winning streak. Since parting ways with the promotion after his UFC 123 win against Matt Brown in 2010, the Oklahoma native has competed for seven different regional promotions. Foster has not been in action since May, when he submitted Gilbert Smith at Titan Fighting Championship 28.


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