Herman, Starks Collide at UFC 143 on Super Bowl Saturday
Herman will take on Clifford Starks at UFC 143. | Photo: Dave
fight bill continues to develop, as promotion officials
recently announced that verbal agreements are in place for a
middleweight confrontation between Ed Herman
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
champion Nick Diaz
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
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
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.
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