Brian Foster (fighter)
April 3, 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, United States|
|Team||Finney's HIT Squad|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Brian Foster (born April 3, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist and kickboxer currently competing for the World Series of Fighting. He won the WSOF Lightweight Tournament Championship in 2015 winning a one night tournament.
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."
Mixed martial arts career
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
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.
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 by the injury. 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.
World Series of Fighting
Foster joined the World Series of Fighting in 2014. In his first fight for the promotion, Foster faced Jake Shields in the main event of WSOF 17 on January 17, 2015. He lost the fight via submission in the first round.
In his second fight for the promotion, Foster defeated LaRue Burley via knockout with a right hook at 34 seconds of the first round at WSOF 23 on September 18, 2015.
Foster then entered WSOF's one night Lightweight tournament to determine the number one contender for the Lightweight Championship. He faced Joáo Zeferino in the quarter finals and lost via submission due to a heel hook. However, a number of injuries plagued the semifinalists and Foster continued as an injury substitution. He faced Luis Palomino in the semifinals and won via TKO in the second round. In the finals, he faced Zeferino in a rematch and won the fight via knockout in the second round to win the tournament.
Foster is expected to face Brazilian, Luis Firmino, at WSOF 33 on October 7 in Kansas City, Missouri. 
Foster made his debut as a kickboxer and Glory fighter at GLORY 11 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on October 12, 2013. He lost via TKO in the first round following a spinning heel kick from Raymond Daniels.
|Professional kickboxing record|
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- World Series of Fighting
- Victory Fighting Championship
- VFC Welterweight Championship (One time, current)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|34 matches||25 wins||9 losses|
|Loss||25–9||Justin Gaethje||TKO (leg kicks)||WSOF 29||March 12, 2016||1||1:43||Greeley, Colorado, United States||For the WSOF Lightweight Championship|
|Win||25–8||João Zeferino||TKO (punches)||WSOF 25||November 20, 2015||2||4:51||Phoenix, Arizona, United States||WSOF Lightweight Tournament Final|
|Win||24–8||Luis Palomino||TKO (punches)||WSOF 25||November 20, 2015||2||4:19||Phoenix, Arizona, United States||WSOF Lightweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Loss||23–8||João Zeferino||Submission (heel hook)||WSOF 25||November 20, 2015||1||1:46||Phoenix, Arizona, United States||WSOF Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||23–7||LaRue Burley||KO (punch)||WSOF 23||September 18, 2015||1||0:32||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Loss||22–7||Jake Shields||Submission (rear-naked choke)||WSOF 17||January 17, 2015||1||2:51||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|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|
|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|
- 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.
- "Five Knuckles". Fiveknuckles.com. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
- "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.
-  Archived October 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- "World Series of Fighting to unleash one-night, 8-man tournament in November". sherdog.com. 2015-10-07.
- "WSOF 25 results: Brian Foster caps unlikely comeback, KOs Joao Zeferino to win tourney". MMA Junkie. November 20, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
- "GLORY 11 Full Event Card Announced". LiverKick. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
- "GLORY 11 Chicago Live Results and Discussion". LiverKick. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
- "Victory Fighting Championships 40: Grigsby vs Alexander Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. July 27, 2013.