UFC 135: Tim Boetsch Vs. Nick Ring

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Round 1: Boetsch lands fist with a front kick. Ring catches his kick after a feeling out period and takes Boetsch down. Ring is holding Boetch in front headlock position, landing some knees to the shoulder. Ring lets Boetsch to his feet and serves him a few short punches on the way. Ring circling on the outside of the cage, while Boetsch chases him down. Ring catches another front kick but can’t get Boetsch down. He lands a good left hand. Boetsch lands a front kick and a right hand, but Ring gets out of the way. Boetsch lands a hard uppercut when he manages to pin Ring down for a second.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Ring

Round 2: Ring throws a head kick, but it’s blocked. Ring with a quick front kick; after almost every shot he lands, he gets out of the way. Ring goes for the takedown and is stuffed, then eats a left hook. Boetsch is finding a way to cut the angle on Ring and he lands some hard punches against the fence. Ring with another blocked headkick. Ring goes down after eating a straight right but he immediately goes for the takedown and presses Boetsch into the fence. After throwing some wide knees, Ring gets scooped up and slammed to the mat by Boetsch. He immediately gets to his feet, but Boetsch drags him down with a guillotine. Ring survives and now has Boetsch on his back against the fence. Boetsch tries to get to his feet and he swallows a right hand for his trouble. Ring stays on him but Boetsch fights to his feet eventually. He cracks Ring with a left hand and then chases him down, nailing him with shots from the clinch and from the outside. Ring is hanging tough, but gets taken down with seconds left. Boetsch tries to complete the kimura, but the bell rings.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Boetsch

Round 3: Ring throws a straight left and tries to grab hold of Boetsch, but Boetsch uses the clinch to land punches. Ring presses him into the fence and works knees, but the break shortly after. Boetsch delivers a hard right hand that stuns Ring and closes the distance, pressing him into the fence. Boetsch reverses, but the ref separates them before too long. Both men tiring, Ring is backing away and landing shots, occasionally stopping to oblige Boetsch in clinching. Boetsch gets Ring down against the fence. The ref warns to stand them up after a period of inactivity and then does. Boetsch hits a spectacular trip on a weary Ring and immediately takes side control, hammering Ring with elbows. He traps one of Rings arms and looks to go for the mounted crucifix, but Ring fights out. Boetsch takes mount though and keeps top position until the end, landing punches.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Boetsch

Tim Boetsch defeated Nick Ring via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

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