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Brian Foster Out of UFC 129 Fight with Sean Pierson with Injury

Brian FosterBrian Foster has been forced out of his fight with fellow welterweight Sean Pierson scheduled for later this month at UFC 129 after a pre-fight MRI revealed a brain hemorrhage, the UFC announced Tuesday.

After a 1-2 start to his UFC career, Foster (15-5) ended 2010 with back-to-back wins over Forrest Petz and Matt Brown, but will now be sidelined indefinitely while recovering.

A replacement is nnow being sought to face Pierson (11-4), who topped Matt Riddle in his UFC debut in December for his sixth-straight win.

UFC 129 takes place on April 30 in Toronto and features welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre vs. Jake Shields, featherweight champ Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick, and Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida.

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