Kenny Foster

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Kenny Foster
Born (1985-06-16) June 16, 1985 (age 32)
Other names The Tooth Fairy
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 146 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Featherweight
Reach 68.0 in (173 cm)
Stance Southpaw
Fighting out of Bohemia, New York, United States
Team Maxum BJJ & MMA
Rank NCAA Division II Wrestling
Years active 2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 21
Wins 11
By knockout 1
By submission 5
By decision 5
Losses 10
By knockout 1
By submission 5
By decision 4
University Carson–Newman College
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Kenny Foster (born June 16, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist. A professional mixed martial artist since 2009, Foster has competed for Bellator, holding a record of 3–6 with the promotion.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Foster made his professional MMA debut in February 2009. He amassed a record of 7-2 before signing with Bellator Fighting Championships.

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Foster made his Bellator debut on October 21, 2010 at Bellator 33 where he defeated Lester Caslow via unanimous decision.

In January 2011, Bellator announced that Foster will be a part of the Bellator Season 4 Featherweight Tournament and will face 4 time NCAA Division I All American wrestler, Eric Larkin.[1] At Bellator 37, Foster won via guillotine choke in round 1 to move on to the semifinals.[2]

At Bellator 41, he then faced Daniel Mason-Straus, who was on an 11 fight win streak before entering the fight. He lost the fight via guillotine choke in round 3.[3]

Foster appeared on the Bellator 53 card against Englishmen, Ronnie Mann. The fight was billed as a qualifier fight for the sixth season featherweight tournament. Foster lost the fight in the first round via submission (triangle choke).

Foster took an off fight from Bellator when he competed for Cage Fury Fighting Championships on February 4, 2012. Foster fought undefeated prospect Joey Gambino in the main event for the featherweight championship. Foster lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Foster was scheduled to fight Bobby Reardanz on the undercard of Bellator 60 replacing Mike Corey after Corey was asked to replace an injured Wagnney Fabiano in the season six featherweight tournament.[4] However, after weigh-in issues forced Genair da Silva out of the featherweight tournament, Foster was asked to take his place in the tournament and fight Alexandre Bezerra in the opening round. He lost via submission (rear naked choke) in the second round.

Foster then made a quick turnaround and faced Jay Haas at Bellator 65 on April 13, 2012. He won the fight via guillotine choke.[5] He faced Claudio Ledesma at Bellator 74 on September 28, 2012. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[6]

After a short hiatus from MMA, Foster returned to Bellator and faced Anthony Morrison at Bellator 108 on November 15, 2013. He lost the fight via majority decision.[7] Foster then faced Chris Piriz at Bellator 110 on February 28, 2014. He lost the fight via unanimous decision, dropping him to 3–7 in his last ten fights.

Other promotions[edit]

Foster faced Andy Main at CFFC 36: Secor vs. Good on June 21, 2014.[8] He won the fight via split decision.

Foster faced Mike Santiago for the vacant ROC Featherweight Championship on January 23, 2015 at Ring of Combat 50. He lost the fight via guillotine choke submission in the first round.[9]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11–10 Mike Santiago Submission (guillotine choke) Ring of Combat 50 January 23, 2015 1 1:33 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States For the vacant ROC Featherweight Championship.
Win 11–9 Andy Main Decision (split) CFFC 36: Secor vs. Good June 21, 2014 3 5:00 Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Loss 10–9 Chris Piriz Decision (unanimous) Bellator 110 February 28, 2014 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Loss 10–8 Anthony Morrison Decision (majority) Bellator 108 November 15, 2013 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 10–7 Claudio Ledesma Decision (unanimous) Bellator 74 September 28, 2012 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 10–6 Jay Haas Submission (guillotine choke) Bellator 65 April 13, 2012 1 2:51 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 9–6 Alexandre Bezerra Submission (rear naked choke) Bellator 60 March 9, 2012 2 4:57 Hammond, Indiana, United States Bellator Season 6 Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Loss 9–5 Joey Gambino Decision (unanimous) Cage Fury Fighting Championships 13 February 4, 2012 5 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States For the CFFC featherweight title
Loss 9–4 Ronnie Mann Submission (triangle choke) Bellator 53 October 8, 2011 1 3:51 Miami, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 9–3 Daniel Mason-Straus Submission (guillotine choke) Bellator 41 April 16, 2011 3 3:48 Yuma, Arizona, United States Bellator Season 4 Featherweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 9–2 Eric Larkin Submission (guillotine choke) Bellator 37 March 19, 2011 1 3:15 Concho, Oklahoma, United States Bellator Season 4 Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 8–2 Lester Caslow Decision (unanimous) Bellator 33 October 21, 2010 3 5:00 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 7–2 Donny Walker TKO (punches) EFC: Downtown Beatdown 3 June 12, 2010 3 0:52 Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 7–1 Marcos Rodrigues TKO (punches) UCC 1: Merciless March 19, 2010 1 2:39 Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Win 6–1 Joel Roberts Decision (split) PFC: PA Fighting Championships 2 February 7, 2010 3 5:00 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 5–1 Doug Sonier Submission (arm-triangle choke) True Cage Warriors: Cage Wars 1 November 21, 2009 1 1:24 Irving, New York, United States
Win 4–1 Chris Foster Submission (rear-naked choke) CFX: Wartown Beatdown 4 November 13, 2009 1 4:41 Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Win 3–1 Travis Lerchen Submission American Steel Cagefighting 2 September 11, 2009 2 N/A Salem, New Hampshire, United States
Win 2–1 Mervin Rodriguez Decision (unanimous) American Steel Cagefighting 1 July 31, 2009 3 3:00 Salem, New Hampshire, United States
Loss 1–1 Mackens Semerzier Submission (triangle choke) Elite Fighting Challenge 4 June 27, 2009 1 1:03 Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Win 1–0 Mark Getto Decision (unanimous) WCA: Pure Combat February 6, 2009 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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