Brian Foster (fighter)

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Brian Foster
Born(1984-04-04) April 4, 1984 (age 30)
Sallisaw, Oklahoma, United States
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
DivisionWelterweight
Reach73.0 in (185 cm)
Fighting out ofGranite City, Illinois, United States
TeamFinney's HIT Squad
Years active2006–present
Kickboxing record
Total1
Losses1
By knockout1
Mixed martial arts record
Total28
Wins22
By knockout9
By submission12
By decision1
Losses6
By knockout1
By submission5
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: October 12, 2013
 
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Brian Foster
Born(1984-04-04) April 4, 1984 (age 30)
Sallisaw, Oklahoma, United States
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
DivisionWelterweight
Reach73.0 in (185 cm)
Fighting out ofGranite City, Illinois, United States
TeamFinney's HIT Squad
Years active2006–present
Kickboxing record
Total1
Losses1
By knockout1
Mixed martial arts record
Total28
Wins22
By knockout9
By submission12
By decision1
Losses6
By knockout1
By submission5
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]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Win22–6Gilbert SmithDecision (unanimous)Titan FC 28: Brilz vs. DavisMay 16, 201435:00Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
Win21–6Rodrigo SoriaSubmission (armbar)RDC MMA: Reto de Campeones 2February 21, 201412:39Mexico City, Mexico
Win20–6Mitch WhiteselSubmission (armbar)C3 Fights: Border Wars 2014February 8, 201414:37Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
Win19–6James WoodKO (spinning back kick)Victory Fighting Championship 40July 27, 201320:43Ralston, Nebraska, United StatesWon VFC Welterweight Championship.[15]
Loss18–6Daniel RobertsSubmission (rear naked choke)Combat MMAMay 18, 201311:29Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win18–5LaVerne ClarkSubmission (armbar)Capital City Cage Wars 7October 15, 201112:31Springfield, Illinois, United States
Win17–5Jack MasonSubmission (guillotine choke)Cage Warriors 44October 1, 201112:15Kentish Town, London, England
Win16–5Matt BrownSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC 123November 20, 201022:11Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Win15–5Forrest PetzTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. PalharesSeptember 15, 201011:07Austin, Texas, United StatesKnockout of the Night
Loss14–5Chris LytleSubmission (kneebar)UFC 110February 21, 201011:41Sydney, Australia
Win14–4Brock LarsonSubmission (punches)UFC 106November 21, 200923:25Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss13–4Rick StorySubmission (arm-triangle choke)UFC 103September 19, 200921:09Dallas, Texas, United StatesFight of the Night
Win13–3Kyle BakerKO (punches)Shine Fights 1: GenesisApril 9, 200910:59Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win12–3Mike JacksonKO (punches)PB MMA: Return to GloryMarch 28, 200910:05Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Win11–3Nathan CoySubmission (kimura)Pro Battle MMA: Immediate ImpactOctober 4, 200814:08Springdale, Arkansas, United States
Loss10–3Diego BrandãoKO (punches)TAP Entertainment: Fight NightJune 27, 200811:34Sallisaw, Oklahoma, United States
Win10–2Douglas EdwardsSubmission (armbar)LFC 1: The GenesisMay 10, 200812:00Wichita, Kansas, United States
Win9–2Nuri ShakirSubmission (guillotine choke)AOW: Gi's vs Pro'sApril 19, 200811:09Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Win8–2Ken JacksonTKO (punches)Warriors of the Cage 1June 16, 200730:40Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win7–2Phet PhongsavaneSubmission (rear-naked choke)Night of Champions: Power, Pride and HonorMarch 30, 20071N/AAlexandria, Louisiana, United States
Win6–2Derik BoltonTKO (punches)Blackeye ProductionsFebruary 10, 200711:30Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Win5–2Steve CarlTKO (punches)Masters of the Cage 7December 2, 200614:34Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Win4–2James InhoffSubmissionBlackeye ProductionsNovember 4, 200612:25Arkansas, United States
Win3–2Jeff DavisTKO (punches)Masters of the Cage 5October 14, 200612:44Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss2–2TJ WaldburgerSubmission (armbar)Masters of the Cage 4September 23, 200610:29Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win2–1Jeff DavisSubmissionMasters of the Cage 3August 19, 200631:19Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss1–1Jeff DavisSubmission (choke)Masters of the Cage 2July 14, 200630:54Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win1–0Deric HarrisKO (punch)Masters of the Cage 2July 14, 200611:09Oklahoma 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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