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Former UFC Welterweight Brian Foster Signs With Bellator

Former UFC prospect Brian Foster is the latest addition to Bellator's welterweight roster.

Brian Foster celebrates with a backflip after his victory over Matt Brown at UFC 123. (Photo via UFC.com)
Brian Foster celebrates with a backflip after his victory over Matt Brown at UFC 123. (Photo via UFC.com)

Brian Foster (18-5) is the latest snag of Bellator Fighting Championships' savvy signing spree. Announced Tuesday, the promotion has signed Foster to their rising welterweight ranks. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"I'm getting that belt," Foster said. "I want to fight the best. I want to fight Ben Askren and take home that belt. I ran through my last two opponents and I'm better than I've ever been. I'm very happy to be a part of Bellator and I'm coming for the top spot."

The news comes as a welcome reprise for Foster, who last year was medically released from the UFC after a pre-fight medical exam unveiled a startling brain hemorrhage. The 27-year-old was cleared soon afterward, but the promotion opted against re-signing him despite a relatively successful 3-2 stint inside the Octagon. Since then Foster has picked up two more first-round victories in regional promotions, pushing his current win streak to four.

"I've been seen by two of the best doctors in the state, they've medically cleared me and I feel great," Foster stated. "I'm looking forward to facing Bellator's best and becoming the next welterweight champion."

A proven finisher training out of Finney's HIT Squad, Foster has yet to leave a fight in the judge's hands. No timetable has been announced for his Bellator debut.