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Eric Larkin vs. Kenny Foster

Main Card | Tournament Quarter-Finals | 145 lbs | MMA

Kenny Foster defeats Eric Larkin via Submission at 3:15 of Round 1

Kenny "The Tooth Fairy" Foster
Eric Larkin

Round 1

Kenny Foster Eric Larkin

"The Tooth Fairy"

8-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   3-0-0
Climbed to 9-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 3-1
+385 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -525 (Heavy Favorite)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Ithaca, New York   Fighting out of   Scottsdale, Arizona
145.4 lbs (66.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   145.4 lbs (66.0 kgs)
5'8" (173cm)   Height   5'10" (178cm)
68.0" (173cm)   Reach   68.0" (173cm)
Team Bombsquad (Primary)
Maxum Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Other)
Bellator 37
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Bellator 37
  • Date: Saturday 03.19.2011 at 07:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Venue: Lucky Star Casino
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Concho, Oklahoma, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 3 of 8)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Sean Wheelock, Jimmy Smith
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Jimmy Smith
  • Larkin Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Foster Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Tournament: Bellator Season 4 Featherweight
  • Tournament Round: Quarter-Finals
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Larkin vs. Foster Wiki Update Wiki

In the first televised bout of Bellator 37, Eric Larkin took on Kenny Foster in a featherweight tournament quarter-final matchup. Both fighters came into the bout with 1-0 records in Bellator competition.

Larkin came forward stalking Foster early, but then ate a right hand from Foster and then a knee to the head as he looked for a takedown. Blood immediately started flowing from the heavily favored Larkin in a dramatic start to the fight. Back standing, Larkin threw a high kick that sailed above Foster's head. Larkin was stuffed on his next takedown attempt, but a moment later tripped Foster and momentarily took his back. Foster skillfully escaped back to his feet. Foster then put the Larkin on his back, snaked around a guillotine choke, dropped back onto his back and locked in the choke. Larkin had no choice but to tap in a major upset to kick off the tournament.

Speaking with Jimmy Smith in the post-fight interview, Foster commented, "I worked real hard for this and I was confident... I wanted to throw some bombs at him and make him react... I felt like when I hit him and he saw the blood that I broke his will... I'm coming and I'm glad to be here and glad to be going to the next round, anybody that overlooks me is making a mistake."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:36 PM ET
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