Brian Foster (fighter)
April 4, 1984 |
Sallisaw, Oklahoma, United States
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||73.0 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Granite City, Illinois|
|Team||Finney's HIT Squad|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts
Foster started his professional MMA career in 2006, after his brother died. In an interview with FightLockdown, Foster stated that "Martial arts have changed me, it's made me a more humble and respectful individual. My brother’s death did make me a very angry person, so very shortly after it happened, I started training and used the physical stress of training to cancel out the emotional pain caused by his death. I like to think he is very proud of what I have accomplished since his passing [...] I take a photo of my brother with me to every fight.”
Foster got his start fighting for the Masters of the Cage company. Foster fought six times for the promotion and went 4–2. He won eight straight before losing to future TUF winner, Diego Brandao. Foster bounced back and won three more before getting signed by the UFC.
At UFC 103, Foster was set to make his debut against highly regarded Englishman, Paul Daley. Daley stepped in for Mike Swick who was scheduled to face Martin Kampmann, leaving Foster without an opponent. Instead of Daley, he ended up fighting Rick Story, losing via submission in the second round due to an arm-triangle choke.
Foster was expected to face Sean Pierson on April 30, 2011 at UFC 129.  However, Foster was forced out of the bout after a pre fight physical showed that he had suffered a brain hemorrhage and would be sidelined. Shortly after successful brain surgery, Foster suffered yet another setback in his MMA career; an inadvertent groin strike sustained during training burst a testicle, leaving him sidelined again. Foster was released from the UFC due to health issues.
Now fully recovered, Foster's next fight was against Jack Mason at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 44. Foster won the fight by submission (standing guillotine choke) at 2:15 of the first round.
Debuting as a kickboxer and Glory fighter, Foster was TKO'd by a first round spinning heel kick from Raymond Daniels at Glory 11: Chicago - Heavyweight World Championship Tournament in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on October 12, 2013.
|Professional kickboxing record|
0 wins (0 KOs), 1 losses, 0 draws
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest |} Notes
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|25 matches||19 wins||6 losses|
|Win||19-6||James Wood||KO (punch)||Victory Fighting Championship 40||July 27, 2013||2||0:43||Ralston, Nebraska, United States|
|Loss||18–6||Daniel Roberts||Submission (rear naked choke)||Combat MMA||May 18, 2013||1||1:29||tulsa, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||18–5||LaVerne Clark||Submission (armbar)||Capital City Cage Wars 7||October 15, 2011||1||2:31||Springfield, Illinois, United States|
|Win||17–5||Jack Mason||Submission (guillotine choke)||Cage Warriors 44||October 1, 2011||1||2:15|
|Win||16–5||Matt Brown||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 123||November 20, 2010||2||2:11||Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States|
|Win||15–5||Forrest Petz||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares||September 15, 2010||1||1:07||Austin, Texas, United States||Knockout of the Night|
|Loss||14–5||Chris Lytle||Submission (kneebar)||UFC 110||February 21, 2010||1||1:41||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||14–4||Brock Larson||Submission (punches)||UFC 106||November 21, 2009||2||3:25||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||13–4||Rick Story||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC 103||September 19, 2009||2||1:09||Dallas, Texas, United States||Fight of the Night|
|Win||13–3||Kyle Baker||KO (punches)||Shine Fights 1: Genesis||April 9, 2009||1||0:59||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Win||12–3||Mike Jackson||KO (punches)||PB MMA: Return to Glory||March 28, 2009||1||0:05||Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States|
|Win||11–3||Nathan Coy||Submission (kimura)||Pro Battle MMA: Immediate Impact||October 4, 2008||1||4:08||Springdale, Arkansas, United States|
|Loss||10–3||Diego Brandao||KO (punches)||TAP Entertainment: Fight Night||June 27, 2008||1||1:34||Sallisaw, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||10–2||Douglas Edwards||Submission (armbar)||LFC 1: The Genesis||May 10, 2008||1||2:00||Wichita, Kansas, United States|
|Win||9–2||Nuri Shakir||Submission (guillotine choke)||AOW: Gi's vs Pro's||April 19, 2008||1||1:09||Tunica, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||8–2||Ken Jackson||TKO (punches)||Warriors of the Cage 1||June 16, 2007||3||0:40||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||7–2||Phet Phongsavane||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Night of Champions: Power, Pride and Honor||March 30, 2007||1||N/A||Alexandria, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||6–2||Derik Bolton||TKO (punches)||Blackeye Productions||February 10, 2007||1||1:30||Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States|
|Win||5–2||Steve Carl||TKO (punches)||Masters of the Cage 7||December 2, 2006||1||4:34||Norman, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||4–2||James Inhoff||Submission||Blackeye Productions||November 4, 2006||1||2:25||Arkansas, United States|
|Win||3–2||Jeff Davis||TKO (punches)||Masters of the Cage 5||October 14, 2006||1||2:44||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||2–2||TJ Waldburger||Submission (armbar)||Masters of the Cage 4||September 23, 2006||1||0:29||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||2–1||Jeff Davis||Submission||Masters of the Cage 3||August 19, 2006||3||1:19||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||1–1||Jeff Davis||Submission (choke)||Masters of the Cage 2||July 14, 2006||3||0:54||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||1–0||Deric Harris||KO (punch)||Masters of the Cage 2||July 14, 2006||1||1:09||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
- Pittman, Stephanie (November 30, 2009). "Brian Foster: "Martial Arts have changed me"". FightLockdown. Retrieved December 1, 2009.
- Morgan, John (September 7, 2009). "Welterweight Rick Story agrees to meet Brian Foster at UFC 103 in Dallas". MMAJunkie. Retrieved September 7, 2009.
- "Brian Foster vs. Brock Larson added to "UFC 106: Lesnar vs. Carwin" in November". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
- "Brian Foster vs. Forrest Petz at UFC Fight Night 22 in Texas". mmajunkie.com. August 4, 2010.
- "Injured Rory MacDonald out, Brian Foster in against Matt Brown at UFC 123". mmajunkie.com. October 13, 2010.
- "Brian Foster vs. Sean Pierson in the works for UFC 129 in Toronto". mmajunkie.com. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2011-01-21.
- "Brian Foster Out of UFC 129 After Pre-Fight Medical Reveals Brain Hemorrhage". mmaweekly.com. April 12, 2011.
- "UFC's Brian Foster gets tuneup at Cage Warriors 44, meets vet Jack Mason". mmajunkie.com. 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2011-09-14.
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