World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 30: “Branch vs. Starks” takes place TONIGHT (Sat., April 2, 2016) from inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring a main event between Middleweight champion David Branch against Clifford Starks.
For Branch, WSOF 30 is a long-awaited chance to defend one of the two world titles he currently holds. His last defense at Middleweight was WSOF 15 in Nov. 2014 where he defeated Yushin Okami via fourth round technical knockout.
It’s not as though Branch was inactive between then and now, though. He willingly moved up one weight class to enter the inaugural WSOF Light Heavyweight tournament, and two fights later, he had a second belt for his trophy case.
Now it’s time for Branch to make that cut to 185 pounds again and to face the challenge of “Big Cat” Clifford Starks. Starks is on a five-fight win streak and undefeated in WSOF, but Branch can say the same and his streak is two fights longer.
Branch recently chatted with MMAmania.com about headlining WSOF 30 in “Sin City” for a long-awaited defense of the Middleweight title. Starks said no one was worthy to challenge before him, so I asked Branch for his response.
“At that time when I was going for my campaign at 205 he was paying attention to me I really wasn’t paying attention to him, you know? So maybe he was checking out the roster a little harder than I was. I think (since) the last guy that I fought, Yushin Okami, in the last year, there hasn’t been an influx of talent that I needed to fight (for) the whole of 2015 at 185. So yeah I think that he’s right. Somebody had to step and they had to go through the pecking order to see ….View full article
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