Brian Foster (fighter)

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Brian Foster
Born (1984-04-04) April 4, 1984 (age 30)
Sallisaw, Oklahoma, United States
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Reach 73.0 in (185 cm)
Fighting out of Granite City, Illinois, United States
Team Finney's HIT Squad
Years active 2006–present
Kickboxing record
Total 1
Losses 1
By knockout 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 28
Wins 22
By knockout 9
By submission 12
By decision 1
Losses 6
By knockout 1
By submission 5
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: October 12, 2013

Brian Foster (born April 4, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist and kickboxer currently competing for GLORY.

Background[edit]

Foster began his professional MMA career in 2006, after his brother died. In an interview with FightLockdown.com, 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."[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Foster got his start fighting for the Masters of the Cage company. Foster fought six times for the promotion and went 4–2 and won eight consecutive fights before losing to future The Ultimate Fighter winner, Diego Brandão. Foster bounced back and won his next three fights before getting signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

At UFC 103, Foster was set to make his debut against highly regarded Englishman, Paul Daley. Daley replaced Mike Swick in a fight with Martin Kampmann, leaving Foster without an opponent. Instead of Daley, he ended up fighting Rick Story and lost via arm-triangle choke submission in the second round.[2]

At UFC 106 on November 21, 2009, Foster defeated Brock Larson by TKO in the second round after taking an illegal kick to the head and an illegal knee to the head in the first round.[3]

Foster stepped in for an injured Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 110 to face Chris Lytle.[4] He lost due to a kneebar submission in the first round.

Foster next faced Forrest Petz on September 15, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 22.[5] He won in the first round by TKO.

Foster then faced Matt Brown at UFC 123, replacing an injured Rory MacDonald.[6] Foster won the fight by guillotine choke submission in the second round.

Foster was expected to face Sean Pierson on April 30, 2011 at UFC 129. [7] 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 by the injury.[8] 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.

Post-UFC[edit]

Now fully recovered, Foster's next fight was against Jack Mason at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 44.[9] He won the fight by standing guillotine choke submission in the first round.

Foster defeated LaVerne Clark via first-round submission at Capital City Cage Wars 7 on October 15, 2011.[10]

Kickboxing[edit]

Foster made his debut as a kickboxer and Glory fighter at GLORY 11 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on October 12, 2013.[11] He lost vi TKO in the first round following a spinning heel kick from Raymond Daniels.[12][13][14]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Professional kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Victory Fighting Championship
    • VFC Welterweight Championship (One time, current)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 22–6 Gilbert Smith Decision (unanimous) Titan FC 28: Brilz vs. Davis May 16, 2014 3 5:00 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
Win 21–6 Rodrigo Soria Submission (armbar) RDC MMA: Reto de Campeones 2 February 21, 2014 1 2:39 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 20–6 Mitch Whitesel Submission (armbar) C3 Fights: Border Wars 2014 February 8, 2014 1 4:37 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
Win 19–6 James Wood KO (spinning back kick) Victory Fighting Championship 40 July 27, 2013 2 0:43 Ralston, Nebraska, United States Won VFC Welterweight Championship.[15]
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 Kentish Town, London, England
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 Brandão 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pittman, Stephanie (November 30, 2009). "Brian Foster: "Martial Arts have changed me"". FightLockdown. Retrieved December 1, 2009. 
  2. ^ Morgan, John (September 7, 2009). "Welterweight Rick Story agrees to meet Brian Foster at UFC 103 in Dallas". MMAJunkie. Retrieved September 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Brian Foster vs. Brock Larson added to "UFC 106: Lesnar vs. Carwin" in November". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  4. ^ http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-news/Brian-Foster-steps-in-to-face-Chris-Lytle-at-UFC-110.html
  5. ^ "Brian Foster vs. Forrest Petz at UFC Fight Night 22 in Texas". mmajunkie.com. August 4, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Injured Rory MacDonald out, Brian Foster in against Matt Brown at UFC 123". mmajunkie.com. October 13, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Brian Foster vs. Sean Pierson in the works for UFC 129 in Toronto". mmajunkie.com. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  8. ^ "Brian Foster Out of UFC 129 After Pre-Fight Medical Reveals Brain Hemorrhage". mmaweekly.com. April 12, 2011. 
  9. ^ "UFC's Brian Foster gets tuneup at Cage Warriors 44, meets vet Jack Mason". mmajunkie.com. 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  10. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/25504/after-cage-warriors-44-win-brian-foster-heads-to-cccw-7-on-oct-15.mma
  11. ^ GLORY 11 Full Event Card
  12. ^ Glory 11 fight card finalized with 6 bout under card including Michael Mananquil vs. Troy Sheridan re-match
  13. ^ GLORY 11 Chicago Live Results and Discussion
  14. ^ Glory 11 Results and Recap
  15. ^ "Victory Fighting Championships 40: Grigsby vs Alexander Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. July 27, 2013. 

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