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Round 1: Herman getting in Starks’ face immediately, landing some stiff left hands. Herman putting on the pressure, but Starks returning fire with hard counter punches. They clinch, with Starks bullying Herman against the fence early. They trade short knees and punches. Starks separates and avoids a left hand. Starks gets in a nice straight right and then a good jab. Another hard right hand lands for Starks. Herman is right in there though, throwing right back and prompting Starks to press him into the cage again. Herman turns Starks briefly and works knees to the thighs, but Starks reverses him. Herman fires off some good knees from the clinch and lands a nice right uppercut. Starks puts him back against the wall. Herman breaks and gets in more good knees. Starks comes back with another staggering right hand. Herman hits a takedown and goes to work from half guard. Starks reverses and takes top position on Herman, raining down shots before settling into Herman’s guard.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Starks
Round 2: The left side of Herman’s face is showing the damage of Starks’ right hands. Starks lands a short right hand as Herman comes at him with punches. Herman slips on a kick attempt. Starks presses Herman into the cage, but Herman hits a sick trip and lands in side control, then takes Starks’ back as he tries to stand. Herman working the rear naked choke. 3:30 to go. Herman eventually sneaks his arm under and coaxes the tap from a powerful Cliffor Starks.
Ed Herman defeated Clifford Starks via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:43 of round 2