Bellator Fighting Championships continued their recent initiative to announce talent attached to this upcoming season’s featherweight tournament earlier today when it was announced 8-2 Kenny Foster will be joining Eric Larkin and Zac George in their quest to earn a shot at 145-pound champion Joe Warren’s belt.
“If any of my opponents take me lightly, I think that’s great – that’s their own fault. We’re all here for a reason and you don’t just end up in one of these tournaments because you got lucky. You’re there because you are one of the top guys in your division,” said Foster. “Winning this thing would mean the world to me. It would prove that I have achieved an elite status in my profession. It would prove that I’m one of the very best.”
Foster enters the tournament grouping with wins in seven of his last eight outings including his promotional debut at Bellator 33 this past October. A former D-2 All-American wrestler, the 25-year old “Tooth Fairy” has won three bouts by way of submission with the bulk of his remaining victories coming as a result of the judges’ scorecards.
“Kenny’s a well rounded fighter who has the skills and tools to do very well in this tournament and potentially shock people,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. Foster agreed with Rebney’s assessment of the situation, acknowledging the chance at hand to open the MMA community’s eyes.
“This is it, man. This is Bellator Fighting Championships,” glowed Foster. “This is the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Bellator Seaseon 4 is set to air in March on MTV2 and, in addition to the 145-pound field, will feature welterweight and light heavyweight tournaments.