A welterweight contest between Brian Foster and Forrest Petz has been added to “UFC Fight Night 22” in Austin, Texas.
MMAjunkie.com confirmed the match up with sources close to the September event.
Foster, a 26 year old slugger fighting out of Granite, Illinois, made his Octagon debut at UFC 103 last September, losing to Rick Story via second round submission. Foster came back strong in his second fight, stopping Brock Larson via strikes in the second round of their UFC 106 bout. However, Foster failed to build off the win, returning to the cage at UFC 110, where he was submitted by Chris Lytle in the early going. But Foster’s troubles did not end there.
In April of this year, the 170-pound prospect was injured during a pick up game of basketball, forcing him out of action for some time. His “UFC Fight Night 22” bout will be his first since February.
Like Foster, Petz is coming off a loss of his own. The UFC veteran returned to the Octagon at UFC 116 after almost three years since his last contest under the UFC banner. Petz returned against Daniel Roberts and, after three hard-fought rounds, came up short on the judges’ scorecards, dropping a split-decision. The loss snapped a four-fight winning streak, but the nature of the loss seems to have earned Petz another chance with the promotion.
“UFC Fight Night 22” is set for Austin, Texas on September 15 and will precede the debut of “The Ultimate Fighter 12”. The event features a middleweight contest between Nate Marquardt and Rousimar Palhares, a bout which replaces the former middleweight headliner between Demian Maia and Alan Belcher. The main card, which will be televised live on Spike, also includes three lightweight bouts, including Jim Miller vs. Gleison Tibau, Cole Miller vs. Ross Pearson, and Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman.