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Trio of new fights round out WSOF 29's main card

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The main card of World Series of Fighting 29 is officially complete, as the promotion on Wednesday announced a trio of new fights highlighted by a co-headlining clash between heavyweights Josh Copeland and Mike Hayes.

Affectionately nicknamed "Cuddly Bear," Copeland (11-3) is a former UFC fighter who recently saw his two-fight win streak snapped at the hands of Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov in Russia.

A product of Denver's Grudge Training Center, Copeland dropped his only two UFC appearances, losing to Ruslan Magomedov and Jared Rosholt, but rebounded by picking up regional wins over Jason Ackerman and D.J. Linderman prior to the Minakov fight.

He now looks to make his WSOF debut against Hayes (19-10-2), a former Cage Warriors champion who has faced tough competition but struggled of late, winning just one of his last eight fights -- a third-round knockout of Jeff Monson in 2013.

Additionally, WSOF debutants Cory Devela (15-6) and Louis Taylor (11-3) are slated to meet in a middleweight bout, while welterweights Josh Cavan (11-6) and Kris Hocum (7-4) are expected to open up the night's main card.

WSOF 29 takes place March 12 at the Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, CO. The main card begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and airs live on NBC Sports Network. Lightweight champion Justin Gaethje defends his belt against recent one-night, eight-man tournament winner Brian Foster in the event's featured bout.