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"Big Cat"

12-2-0

Clifford Starks

Clifford "Big Cat" Starks

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  • Given Name: Clifford Bernard Starks
  • MMA Record: 12-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Big Cat
  • Current Streak: 4 Wins
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1981.04.25
  • Last Fight: August 01, 2015 in WSOF
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 204.8 lbs
  • Affiliation: Arizona Combat Sports
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 78.0" (198cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $60,000 USD
  • Born: Sacramento, California, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Tempe, Arizona
  • Personal Pages: Twitter
  • College: Arizona State University
  • Foundation Style: Wrestling

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Clifford Starks MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Krasimir Mladenov
12-2-0 12-0-0

WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino 2
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2015.09.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mike Kyle
11-2-0 21-12-1

WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2015.08.01
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 Base | Weigh-In: 204.8 lbs (92.9 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
Win | Submission | Choke
4:11 Round 2 of 3, 9:11 Total

Jake Heun
10-2-0 7-3-0

WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino
Main Card | Tournament Alternate | 205 lbs

2015.03.28
Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 201.3 lbs (91.3 kgs) | Referee: Al Guinee
Cancelled Bout Eddie Arizmendi WSOF 19 2015.03.28
Reason: Starks to Heun Fight
Cancelled Bout Krasimir Mladenov WSOF 19 2015.03.28
Reason: Mladenov Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
0:52 Round 2 of 3, 5:52 Total

Kobe Ortiz
9-2-0 13-4-0

Bellator 126: Shlemenko vs. Halsey
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.09.26
Weigh-In: 185.3 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: Al Guinee
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Joey Yager
8-2-0 5-2-0

Bellator 100: Lima vs. Saunders 2
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2013.09.20
Odds: -350 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 202.7 lbs (91.9 kgs) | Referee: Doug Burch
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:32 Round 1 of 3

Yoel Romero
8-1-0 4-1-0

UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.04.20
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: Mike Beltran
#22 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
UFC on FOX 7 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:43 Round 2 of 3, 6:43 Total

Ed Herman
8-0-0 18-8-0

UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.02.04
Odds: +195 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#31 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Dustin Jacoby
7-0-0 6-0-0

UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.10.29
Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Artenas Young
6-0-0 7-3-0

Shark Fights 20
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.10.15
Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Rudy Aguilar

Rage in the Cage

2011.05.21
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Roe Harris

Rage in the Cage

2011.04.15
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Tony Johnson

Pandemonium

2011.02.25
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Mike Heidenreich

Rage in the Cage

2010.09.11
Win | Decision | Split

Reyes Ortiz

Rage in the Cage

2010.02.13
Win | Submission | Armlock

Chad Menneke

Rage in the Cage

2009.12.04

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