For the first fight on the main card of UFC 143, Ed Herman took two rounds to submit Clifford Starks.
Starks had a good first round and took that round. After a cautious start to the second round, Herman was able to get Starks to the ground and get his back to sink in the rear-naked choke.
Here is what we learned from the first fight of the pay-per-view portion of the card.
What we'll remember about this fight
The rear-naked choke to end the fight. That was pretty much the highlight of the fight.
What we learned about Ed Herman
Herman needs some more work on his stand-up. He got rocked, and luckily for him he was able to get the fight to the ground and get Starks' back. Not a bad effort here from Herman.
What we learned about Clifford Starks
Starks looked good in the first round and had Herman stunned a couple times in that round. Unfortunately for Starks, his back got taken and he got submitted.
What's next for Herman
Herman is now on a three-fight win streak, so I wouldn't be surprised for him to get a little tougher competition. Not really sure of an opponent for him just yet.
What's next for Starks
Starks is now 1-1 in the UFC, so he will most likely get a newcomer to bounce back and avoid losing his job or someone of lower rank.