Round 1: Each come out throwing punches. Herman lands a jab. Starks lands a right hand. Herman throwing uppercuts. They tie up. Starks is pressing Herman against the cage. Herman lands knees to the legs of Starks. Starks lands short punches. They separate. Herman misses with a left hand. Starks lands a right hand over the top. It is turning into a brawl. They exchange. Herman goes for the uppercut again. They clinch. Herman lands knees to the body before they separate. Herman back to launching uppercuts. Starks ties him up and presses Herman against the fence. Herman lands a knee to the body. Herman winning the clinch war. Starks lands a big right hand. Herman looks for a takedown. Starks fends it off. Herman gets the double-leg takedown. He works in half guard. Starks reverses him. Herman closes his guard. Starks lands a couple of short punches. Close round. MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Herman.
Round 2: Starks lands a right hand. Herman misses on the counter. Herman slips while throwing a kick to the body. Starks lets him up. Herman clinches. Starks turns him and puts Herman’s back against the fence. Herman secures a trip takedown and lands in side control. He slips around to his back and works for a rear naked choke. He sinks it in and Starks is forced to tap out.
The official time of the submission was 1:43 of the second round.