Herman, Starks Collide at UFC 143 on Super Bowl Saturday


Ed Herman will take on Clifford Starks at UFC 143. | Photo: Dave Mandel


The UFC 143 fight bill continues to develop, as promotion officials recently announced that verbal agreements are in place for a middleweight confrontation between Ed Herman and Clifford Starks at the Feb. 4 event.

Emanating from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, the event is headlined by an interim welterweight title fight pitting former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz against onetime WEC king Carlos Condit. The event airs live on pay-per-view and will also contain an additional 170-pound affair between Josh Koscheck and Mike Pierce, as well as a featherweight scrap featuring Dustin Poirier and Ricardo Lamas.

Herman returned to the Octagon in June after spending nearly two years on the shelf due to injury. The 31-year-old “Ultimate Fighter” veteran won both of his fights in 2011, knocking out Tim Credeur at the “TUF 13” Finale before submitting Kyle Noke with an inverted heel hook at UFC Live 5 in August.

One year younger than his opponent, Starks, 30, has yet to taste defeat in his two years as a pro. The Arizona Combat Sports veteran posted five wins this year, capping 2011with a successful UFC debut over Dustin Jacoby at UFC 137. A five-time Rage in the Cage veteran, Starks has finished half of his career victims by knockout or submission.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 27 days ago
  • 75 views

SAN JOSE – UFC officials are billing Saturday's [autotag]Robbie Lawler[/autotag] vs. [autotag]Matt Brown[/autotag] matchup as a potential "Fight of the Year." Lawler sure doesn't see it that way. "I' read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 116 views

The Stockton Bad Boy is back. Is a bout with Anderson Silva far behind? Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz has signed a contract extension with the UFC and will return from his self-i read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 49 views

Come Saturday night, UFC will host one of its most explosive fights of the year when No. 1 contender “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler squares off against Matt “The Immortal” Brown. A lot is riding on this fi read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 41 views

October’s UFC Fight Night 53 lineup in Sweden continues to take shape and now has its second fight.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 11 views

Count on all three of Saturday's Fight Night bonuses coming from the main card at UFC on Fox 12. That's no slight to the solid lineup of preliminary bouts, but there seems to be a few can't-miss perf read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 39 views

UFC on Fox 12 is set for Saturday, July 26. The show begins at 4:15 p.m. ET on Fight Pass, while the main card gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. The event is headlined by a welterweight confrontatio read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 23 views

The UFC makes its return to San Jose for an action-packed card Saturday night live on FOX. Before the big show, take a look at all the stars from the card in action.  read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 37 views

Fight Fans Iconici Radio MMA went LIVE Saturday at 2:00pm MST with hosts Syndee and Poetrynmotion with the latest MMA news highlights from the past couple of days and very special returning guest Cha read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 4 views

As UFC on FOX 12 wound down on Saturday night, UFC officials announced that the next Fight Night on FOX would take place on Dec. 13 in Phoenix, Ariz. read news >>