The first fight of the night at UFC 137 and airing on Facebook is Dustin Jacoby vs. Clifford Starks. This is a middleweight bout, meaning 185 pounds. This is the UFC debut for both fighters. The referee in charge of the action is Steve Mazzagatti.
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ROUND 1 - Both fighters open orthodox with Starks taking the center. More than a minute in and not much action. Starks chasing with straight rights, but misses. Now Jacoby lands with a straight right of his own. Starks returns the favor. Starks chasing with right straights, but Jacoby angling off to make Starks miss. Decent jab by Jacoby. Starks still chasing with overhand rights, but landing nothing but air. Excellently-timed double leg takedown by Starks put Jacoby on his back. Jacoby recaptures full guard and attempts a kimura, but has not enough time to make anything happen.
ROUND 2 - Short right hook from Jacoby finds the mark as Starks charges in. Again, not a lot of action from either fighter thus far. Diving overhand right from Starks misses wildly. Right hand to the body from Starks and now he lands a double leg takedown. Jacoby working from full guard. Starks throwing some from on top, but Jacoby using a lot of overhooks to block. Jacoby pins Starks' hand behind himself by grabbing it with his opposite hand, but can't do anything with it.
ROUND 3 - Starks opens with a right to the body, but it's nothing significant. Left hand now from Starks, but Jacoby fires off a knee in the clinch. Now Starks gets another double leg working again from Jacoby's full guard. Jacoby hunting a kimura on Starks' left hand with less than a minute in the round.
MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Starks and the fight 30-27 Starks.
UFC 137 results: Clifford Starks defeats Dustin Jacoby by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)