Kalib Starnes

Kalib Starnes (born January 6, 1975) is a Canadian mixed martial artist.

Kalib Starnes
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BornKalib Axel Starnes
(1975-01-06) January 6, 1975 (age 47)
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
NationalityCanada Canadian
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)[1][2]
Weight216.8 lb (98.3 kg; 15.49 st)[3]
DivisionMiddleweight
Light Heavyweight
Heavyweight
Reach74 in (187 cm)
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofSurrey, British Columbia, Canada
TeamAegis Athletics
American Top Team
Revolution Martial Arts
Brazilian Top Team Canada,[4]
Years active1998 - present
Mixed martial arts record
Total29
Wins17
By knockout5
By submission10
By decision2
Losses11
By knockout4
By submission2
By decision5
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Early lifeEdit

Starnes became involved in the martial arts at an early age and began teaching when he was a teenager. He started training in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at the Gracie Academy in 1994 in Torrance, California.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Starnes made his UFC debut on June 24, 2006 at the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 3, winning via rear naked choke over Danny Abbadi.

After this Starnes would gain the biggest victory in his career, by defeating Chris Leben on May 26, 2007 at UFC 71 via unanimous decision, also winning the Fight of The Night bonus for his efforts.

During the UFC 64 event, Starnes suffered a third-round TKO to Yushin Okami.[5]

In his final UFC bout, he lost via unanimous decision to Nate Quarry at UFC 83 in Montreal Canada. Starnes was criticized by MMA pundits and fans for avoiding Quarry for the majority of the match, leading to a new nickname, "The Running Man." Many speculate that his poor performance in this fight was one of the main reasons he was released by the UFC.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
29 matches 17 wins 11 losses
By knockout 5 4
By submission 10 2
By decision 2 5
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 17–11–1 Tim Hague TKO (leg kick) XFFC 9: Conviction April 15, 2016 4 0:13 Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada Lost the XFFC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 17–10–1 Craig Hudson Submission (rear-naked choke) XFFC 7: Bad Blood October 9, 2015 2 4:31 Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada Won the vacant XFFC Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 16–10–1 Rodney Wallace Decision (split) HKFC: Hard Knocks 44 June 26, 2015 3 5:00 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Loss 16–9–1 Dave Herman Decision (unanimous) Titan FC 28: Brilz vs. Davis May 16, 2014 3 5:00 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
Win 16–8–1 Dwayne Lewis KO (elbow) WSOF 7 December 7, 2013 2 1:02 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 15–8–1 Clay Davidson TKO (punches) Fivestar Fight League 8: Barefoot Beach Battle August 9, 2013 1 1:21 Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Win 14–8–1 Tim Hague Decision (unanimous) AFC 19: Undisputed July 5, 2013 3 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Heavyweight bout.
Win 13–8–1 David Perron TKO (punches) AFC 18: Mayhem May 19, 2013 2 4:05 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 12–8–1 Joe Doerksen Decision (unanimous) AFC 11: Takeover September 15, 2012 3 5:00 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Fight of the Night.
Loss 12–7–1 John Salter KO (punches) AFC 6: Conviction June 18, 2011 2 4:13 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 12–6–1 Patrick Côté Decision (unanimous) Ringside 10: Cote vs. Starnes April 9, 2011 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 12–5–1 Matt MacGrath Submission (rear-naked choke) Wreck MMA: Strong and Proud January 28, 2011 2 3:14 Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Win 11–5–1 Nick Hinchliffe Submission (armbar) AFC 3: Evolution July 17, 2010 1 3:49 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Won the AFC Middleweight Championship.
Loss 10–5–1 Falaniko Vitale Submission (ezekiel choke) X-1 - Champions 2 March 20, 2010 1 2:22 Hawaii, United States For the X-1 Middleweight Championship.
Win 10–4–1 Marcus Hicks Submission (rear-naked choke) AFC 2: Aftershock March 6, 2010 1 1:22 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 9–4–1 Hector Lombard Submission (punches) Cage Fighting Championships 11 November 20, 2009 1 1:55 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia For the CFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 9–3–1 Chris Cisneros Submission (armbar) Destiny MMA: Pier Fighter 1 November 15, 2008 2 4:47 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Won the Destiny MMA Light Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 8–3–1 Nate Quarry Decision (unanimous) UFC 83 April 19, 2008 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 8–2–1 Alan Belcher TKO (doctor stoppage) UFC 77 October 20, 2007 2 1:39 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Win 8–1–1 Chris Leben Decision (unanimous) UFC 71 May 26, 2007 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 7–1–1 Yushin Okami TKO (punches) UFC 64: Unstoppable October 14, 2006 3 1:40 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–0–1 Danny Abbadi Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock Finale June 24, 2006 1 2:56 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–0–1 Jason MacDonald TKO (punches) National Fighting Challenge 5 November 25, 2005 1 4:37 North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 5–0–1 Mike Yackulic TKO (submission to punches) World Freestyle Fighting 9: Wild West September 17, 2005 1 2:21 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 4–0–1 Jason Zazelenchuk Submission (rear-naked choke) National Fighting Challenge 3 May 13, 2005 1 0:42 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 3–0–1 Gerry Elliot Submission (arm-triangle choke) World Freestyle Fighting 8: Dominance March 26, 2005 1 N/A Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 2–0–1 Ramin Astaseare TKO (punches) National Fighting Challenge 2 February 18, 2005 1 1:49 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 1–0–1 Wayne Atkinson Submission (rear-naked choke) Adrenaline Fighting Championships 1 July 24, 2003 1 2:22 Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Draw 0–0–1 Leonard Carter Draw Ultimate Warrior Challenge August 2, 1998 1 N/A Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mixed martial arts exhibition recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–1 Kendall Grove Verbal submission (rib injury) The Ultimate Fighter 3 3 0:30 Las Vegas, Nevada Semi-finals.
Win 1–0 Mike Stine KO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter 3 1 2:09 Las Vegas, Nevada Elimination bout.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kalib Starnes stats". FightMagazine.com. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
  2. ^ "Kalib Starnes - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
  3. ^ "Fivestar Fight League 8 Weigh In Results from Penticton, BC - News". mmacanada.net. 2013-09-09. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
  4. ^ "UFC Fighter/TUF 3 cast member Kalib Starnes Joins ATT!". American Top Team. July 18, 2007. Archived from the original on October 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
  5. ^ "MMAjunkie.com Source: Chris Leben and Kalib Starnes to Fight in May". MMAjunkie.com. 2007-02-14. Retrieved 2013-07-25.

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