Kalib Starnes to Headline Ultimate Cage Wars
Kalib Starnes will be coming to Winnipeg to headline Ultimate Cage Wars 16: Canada vs Hawaii, according to Gabriel Santos. Santos, the matchmaker for the Winnipeg-based UCW promotion, announced the bout on his Facebook profile.
Starnes is infamously known for his “Running Man” fight at UFC 83 against Nate Quarry. In the bout, Starnes failed to engage Quarry and Quarry ended up mocking the Canadian fighter near the end of the bout. Starnes was unceremoniously released by the UFC following the bout.
Now Kalib Starnes is looking to continue to rebuild his reputation as a fighter. MMAWeekly reports that sources close to the bout state that his opponent will be Bret “The Angry Hick” Bergmark. Bergmark has a 5-1 MMA record and is trained by Cesar Gracie and has had several fights in the Zuffa-owned WEC.
Starnes will be coming into Winnipeg on a winning streak. Last November, Starnes defeated Chris Cisneros in Hawaii after Cisneros accepted the bout on very short notice. Bergmark’s last fight was also a victory. He defeated Jesse Juarez by Decision a year ago at Ontario’s Iroquois MMA Championships.
Starnes was a very promising Middleweight coming out of The Ultimate Fighter 3. Lets hope Starnes puts on a good performance on June 19 and returns to prominence once again.