Thursday, January 28, 2010
Kalib Starnes Likely For Armageddon Fighting Chamionships II in Victoria, March 6th.
According to TopMMANews.com, Surrey B.C.'s Kalib Starnes (9-4-1) will fight at Armageddon Fighting Championships II, scheduled for March 6th. The event will take place at Collwood's Bear Mountain Arena located the outskirts of B.C.'s provincial capital of Victoria. Starnes, who trains at B.C.'s Revolution Martial Arts, was scheduled to appear at AFC 1 last August, but had to withdraw due to a cut suffered during training.
Kalib's opponent at AFC II will reportedly be Alberta's Marcus "The Loudmouth Assassin" Hicks (10-18), who is not to be confused with Marcus "The Wrecking Ball" Hicks (8-3)-- a Texas-based fighter best known for fighting in the WEC. Starnes' opponent is accomplished in his own right, however, having faced some of the best fighters Canada has to offer including, Krzystof Soszynski (18-9-1), Bill Mahood (17-7-1), and Nanaimo's own Nick Hinchliffe (11-5). Hicks should be recognizable to Victoria's MMA faithful for having defeated their very own Chris Peak (11-19) at AFC 1.
Life in the UFC spotlight was not kind to Kalib whose name remains synonymous with his disappointing performance against Nate Quarry (12-3) at Montreal's UFC 83: St. Pierre vs. Serra II nearly two years ago. According to Starnes, he broke a bone in his foot early in the second round of that fight, which accounted for his less-than-thrilling performance. Since that time, Starnes has gone 1-1 and has had other fights cancelled for reasons beyond his control. Still in his athletic prime at thirty-five years old, Starnes is surely keen begin rebuilding his reputation as one of B.C.'s very best fighters.
With Starnes vs. Hicks at or near the top, AFC II is shaping up to be the best card Victoria MMA fans have seen yet.