Brian Foster taps out Matt Brown at UFC 123

Maggie Hendricks


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Brian Foster won a welterweight battle over Matt Brown via submission at UFC 123 in suburban Detroit on Saturday.

Foster started quickly with a takedown. He gave up position for a moment until, then Foster reversed position and took Brown's back. Foster took over the round with a series of unanswered strikes. As Foster worked on the back, he gave up an arm, and it looked like Brown was going to be able to finish the fight with a submission, but Foster methodically and patiently worked out near the end of the round.

The two exchanged heated words between rounds, leading into the second round that started with Foster taking a low blow from Brown. Foster wowed the crowd by catching a kick and using it to deposit Brown on his back. Foster then worked his arms around Brown for a guillotine, forcing Brown to tap at 2:11 in the second.

This is Foster's second win in a row, making the H.I.T Squad fighter 17-5. Brown, an alumnus of "The Ultimate Fighter," is now 13-10.