Stocky middleweight and light heavyweight who fought in the UFC from 2011 to 2013; also competed in Bellator. He was an NCAA Department 1 wrestler at Az State School. He dropped to Yoel Romero via traveling knee within a middleweight scrap, which gained Romero Knockout of the night time honors and resulted in Starks’ release in the UFC. He was raised in Pomona, California. He was a wrestling teammate of Cain Velasquez at Az State.