Foster defeated Lester Caslow in his Bellator debut last October (Photo courtesy of Bellator).
Foster Named Third Participant in Featherweight Tournament
Kenny Foster (8-2) is now on board for the upcoming Bellator Featherweight Tournament, with the New York native setting his focus on a $100,000 purse and crack at current champion Joe Warren. The competition will get underway this March when the promotion kicks off its fourth season of operation, and each match of the tournament will air live on MTV2.
“Kenny’s a well rounded fighter who has the skills and tools to do very well in this tournament and potentially shock people,” Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney said of Foster.
A winner in six of his last seven fights, Foster enters this competition as a representative of Team Bomb Squad out of New York. The two-time Division II All-American at Carson-Newman College in Tennessee worked his way through local shows in the Northeast before landing his first match under the Bellator banner last October at Bellator 33. After taking a unanimous decision victory over Lester Caslow in that pairing, Foster emerged as a front-runner to join this tournament.
“If any of my opponents take me lightly, I think that's great. That's their own fault,” Foster stated. “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. 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.”
Currently with four stoppages and four decision wins on his resume, Foster looks to take advantage of his chance to make a strong footprint in the sport.
“This is it, man. This is Bellator Fighting Championships,” he commented. “This is the opportunity of a lifetime.”
Foster is the third participant to be named to this competition, joining Eric Larkin and Zac George.