Brian Foster choked out Matt Brown at 2:11 in the second round of their UFC 123 preliminary bout with a guillotine choke. The young welterweight remains mired in the middle of the pack in the UFC's stacked welterweight division.
Brown came out and took the center of the cage and landed a nice leg kick. Foster then charged in and got a quick take down but Brown stood up after taking a couple of punches while on his back. Foster lept in behind a knee to the face. Brown caught it and took him down. Brown got side mount, then mount then moved to north-south then back to side control. Foster got to half guard and then escaped out the back door and took Brown's back. and went for an arm bar. Brown escaped and got a front head lock. Brown looked for a front choke but Foster got back to his feet. They exchanged knees in the clinch. Foster landed a series of punches and then got a quick take down landing in Brown's half guard. Brown reversed it and got to mount, Foster escaped but ended up in a front head lock then Brown took his back and attacked Foster's right arm. Foster escaped and attacked from inside Brown's guard. Brown landed elbows to the head from his back and fired with up kicks as Foster backed off.
They traded jabs to open he second but Brown added leg kick. Low kick from Brown forces a pause. Foster remained visibly pained but agreed to restart the action quickly. Foster took him down and threatened a front choke. Brown escaped and ended up up kicking from his back against a standing Foster. Foster dived into his full guard. Foster landed some hard shots from the top, both punches and elbows. Foster went for a guillotine, dropped to his back and forced Brown to tap.
The Ultimate Fighter season seven quarter-finalist Brown and Team H.I.T. Squad fighter Foster met in the opening fight of the Spike TV UFC 123 Undercard broadcast.
Brown came into the fight on a two fight losing streak after being submitted by Chris Lytle at UFC 116 and Ricardo Almeida at UFC 110.
Foster entered the fight 2-2 in the UFC with wins over Forrest Petz and Brock Larsen and losses to Lytle and Rick Story.