Brian Foster (fighter)

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Brian Foster
Born (1984-04-04) April 4, 1984 (age 30)
Sallisaw, Oklahoma, United States
Residence Illinois
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
Team Finney's HIT Squad
Years active 2006–present
Kickboxing record
Total 1
Wins 0
Losses 1
By knockout 1
Draws 0
Mixed martial arts record
Total 27
Wins 21
By knockout 9
By submission 12
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 who competes in the Welterweight division.

Mixed martial arts[edit]

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.”[1]

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.[2]

At UFC 106 on November 21, 2009 Foster defeated Brock Larson by TKO (strikes) 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] Foster 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] Foster defeated Petz 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 submission (guillotine choke) at 2:11 of 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.[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] Foster won the fight by submission (standing guillotine choke) at 2:15 of the first round.

Foster defeated LaVerne Clark via first round submission at CCCW 7 on October 15.[10]

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.[11][12][13][14]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Professional kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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 (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 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 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


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