UFC 143: Ed Herman vs Clifford Starks booked for Feb. 4 in Las Vegas

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) may be close to tying a ribbon around its UFC 143 fight card after adding yet another welterweight scrap to the upcoming pay-per-view event on Feb. 4, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 finalist Ed Herman, who has sewn together back-to-back wins after returning from a devastating knee injury, will look to quell the uprising of unbeaten division prospect and UFC sophomore Clifford Starks.

UFC.com has the details:

Undefeated Clifford Starks has verbally agreed to put his 8-0 record on the line against Ed "Short Fuse" Herman in a middleweight matchup at UFC 143. Starks made his UFC debut with a decision win over Dustin Jacoby in October; Herman's last two performances included a 48-second TKO and a devastating heel-hook victory.

Here's what the rest of the "Diaz vs. Condit" fight card looks like:

Main event:

170 lbs.: Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz

Main card (pay-per-view):

170 lbs.: Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce
155 lbs.: Ricardo Lamas vs. Dustin Poirier
145 lbs.: Renan Barao vs. Scott Jorgensen
265 lbs.: Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum

Preliminary card (FUEL TV):

170 lbs.: Amir Sadollah vs. Jorge Lopez
135 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa
185 lbs.: Rafael Natal vs. Michael Kuiper
170 lbs.: Matt Brown vs. Chris Cope
170 lbs.: Justin Edwards vs. Mike Stumpf
170 lbs.: Ed Herman vs. Clifford Starks

For more on UFC 143: "Diaz vs. Condit" be sure to hit up our event archive right here.

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