Ed Herman's Eye, A Day After His UFC 143 Bout Against Clifford Starks
Ed Herman posted a photo of his eye, a day after his win over Clifford Starks. If you look at that photo alone, you wouldn't think that this guy won his fight in the 2nd round, but I guess that's just one of the things a fighter has to deal with when he steps inside the cage.
In case you missed the bout, here's the complete play-by-play of the fight from our live results page:
Ed Herman vs. Clifford Starks - Round 1 - Herman landing some straight shots and Starks lands an uppercut that hurt Herman. Another shot and Herman is getting tagged a bit here. Starks has Herman pushed into the cage now. Not a lot happening here aside from small punches and knees to the body and they finally break. Starks with a straight right and a jab. Nice overhand right by Starks goes right over a punch from Herman. Now Herman lands a left hand. Now it's a clinch battle against the cage but Herman lands a few knees to the head and a few nice uppercuts. Herman still landing a bit here and now he gets a takedown with a little over a minute left in the round. Elbows by Herman. Starks manages to sweep and does little before the round ends. 10-9 Starks for me as he landed the better punches.
Round 2 - Herman slips to the mat after a kick but Starks wants him back up after his corner told him to try to box here. Herman with a takedown into side control and as Starks tries to get up, Herman takes the back and Herman is working for the rear naked choke and he locks it up and that's it. Ed Herman wins by submission (rear naked choke), 1:43 of round 2.