The Ultimate Fighter 3 semifinalist Kalib Starnes has joined American Top Team, one of the top MMA teams in the world. He also trains with Revolution Martial Arts in Canada.According to Starnes the move to train with ATT is mainly to imrpove his standup, which he feels is his biggest weakness.
Starnes defeated Mike Stines in the first round of their fight in the opening round of The Ultimate Fighter 3. He was then matched up with eventual winner Kendall Grove. Starnes was forced to verbally submit in the third round of the fight due to a rib injury. His first official fight in the UFC came on The Ultimate Fighter 3 finale where he defeated Danny Abbadi by first round submission. In his next fight Starnes lost to Yushin Okami at UFC 64 but he bounced back in his next fight with a win over Chris Leben at UFC 71.
His new teamates include an impressive group of MMA fighters. Notable team members include Jeff Monson, Denis Kang, Din Thomas, Marcus Aurelio, Wilson Gouveia, Rory Singer, and Gleison Tibau.