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Nick Ring vs. James Head

Preliminary Card | Middleweight · 185 lbs | MMA

Nick Ring defeats James Head via Submission at 3:33 of Round 3

Mmaweekly large Nick "The Promise" Ring
Mmaweekly large James Head

Round 3

Nick Ring James Head

"The Promise"

11-0-0   Pro Record At Fight   7-1-0
Climbed to 12-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 7-2
-130 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +105 (Near Even)
Ca Canada   Nationality   Us United States
Calgary, Alberta   Fighting out of   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
32 years, 4 months, 1 day   Age at Fight   27 years, 4 months, 2 days
185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs)
6'0" (184cm)   Height   6'1" (185cm)
74.0" (188cm)   Reach   73.0" (185cm)
  Gym   Lovato's BJJ
UFC 131
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 131: Carwin vs. Dos Santos
  • Date: Saturday 06.11.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: Rogers Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 4 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Ring Total Disclosed Pay: $16,000
  • Head Total Disclosed Pay: $6,000
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Ring vs. Head Wiki Update Wiki

The fourth bout of UFC 131 featured Nick "The Promise" Ring taking on James Head. Head was making his UFC debut, while Ring was 1-0 with a controversial victory over Riki Fukuda.

Nick Ring came out landing several low kicks. James Head came forward looking to grab hold of Ring, but Ring was effective in getting a thai clinch and landing knees to the head. Ring landed a nice takedown into side control, moved to north-south position, but Head regained guard and the fighters stood back up. James Head landed a big shot to the temple of Ring, sending him stumbling to the mat. Ring was able to get back to his feet but looked to be still wobbled and James Head attacked aggressively to try and take advantage. Ring looked to recover somewhat and was able to take Head down and into half-guard. A close first round.

Nick Ring landed a takedown to begin the second, avoided being swept, and nearly locked on an inverted triangle choke. After a scramble Head was able to pull him back into half-guard. Ring stood up and then landed another takedown a few moments later. Nick landed some good hammerfists and opened up a big cut on James Head. Head briefly got top position but blood was pouring from the bridge of his nose and was quickly put on his back again. Referee Herb Dean paused it to look at the cut, and then restarted the fighters with Nick Ring still in side control. Blood streamed from Head's nose and Ring completely controlled the round and the positioning.

Nick Ring didn't need long to get the fight to the ground again. James Head briefly had a guillotine attempt but looked beat up and tired on his back. Ring smothered and pounded away on his bloodied opponent, and appeared well on his way to picking up the victory. Ring moved around to Head's back, locked in a quick rear naked choke, and Head was ready to quickly tap out, overwhelmed by Ring's pressure.

The official end came at 3:33 of the first round, giving the victory to Nick Ring.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:41 PM ET
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Ring vs. Head Fight Predictions

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Ring vs. Head Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Excited about the @Strikeforce event this weekend! Who ya got?
4 days, 18 hours, and 38 seconds
Thanks Matt RT @DisabledGrapplr: @thejameshead Hold your head high bro, losses only make you stronger and Hungrier
3 days, 19 hours, and 14 minutes
Nice! RT @DillingerFight: @thejameshead a black eye lol http://twitpic.com/5brk0a
3 days, 19 hours, and 13 minutes
@RichAttonito thanks bro
3 days, 8 hours, and 19 minutes
I'm back boys and girls... This time I'm equipped with an iphone
3 days, 3 hours, and 27 minutes
Thanks Peter! RT @PeterODonnell: @thejameshead I'm looking forward to your next fight, its all about the future!
2 days, 15 hours, and 58 minutes
Thks! Face is great RT @TheRealHotDawg: @thejameshead How's the cut healing up? You put up a good fight & can't wait to see you fight again.
2 days, 5 hours, and 48 minutes
“@suzidodt: @thejameshead howz your face? still pretty but with scabs? :)” I'm always pretty haha.
2 days, 4 hours, and 59 minutes
"I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to... http://fb.me/B8RiHnpL
1 day, 18 hours, and 6 minutes
“@DillingerFight: @thejameshead you are a great fighter. Keep going!” thanks D. Congrats on your brown belt promotion!
1 day, 4 hours, and 58 minutes
“@ShaneCarwin: post fight blog http://t.co/bq9JzYj” #CarwinArmy check it out. Ur a warrior Shane
1 day, 4 hours, and 51 minutes
“@IRAGMUSIC: @thejameshead proud of you homie. You're a warrior.” thanks Ira
1 day, 4 hours, and 44 minutes
“@aleexGeex: @thejameshead Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. Your AMAZING” Thanks!
1 day, 4 hours, and 43 minutes
“@Samok10: Great passion my friend @thejameshead .... Proud of you and I think you're a beast!!!” thanks Sammye!
1 day, 4 hours, and 42 minutes
Just got back to #okc. Back on the grind tomorrow. Thanks for the support. I'll be back stronger than ever.
1 day, 4 hours, and 40 minutes
A HUGE shout-out to all of my supporters @roadhousecgy! Hope you guys have a great night! #LOVEYOU
8 hours and 17 seconds
Brian and Sheila - thanks for all your help with everything leading up to tonight! It is appreciated! @brianbird
7 hours and 45 minutes
Thanks to @MokshaYoga in Calgary for their support leading up to this fight. Siobhan, your crew is the BEST!
7 hours and 30 minutes
Thanks for everything Derek!!! @Original_Joes
7 hours and 3 seconds
Thanks for the support James will be back!
3 hours and 35 minutes
Great fight.
3 hours and 31 minutes
Cmon James let's bring it this round
3 hours and 26 minutes
Hell yeah he wants to fight
3 hours and 24 minutes
3 hours and 16 minutes
Cmon James!!!!
3 hours and 11 minutes
Here we goooooooooo! Next fight
3 hours and 7 minutes
One more til James!!!!!!!
2 hours and 46 minutes
“@lady_trae_13: @Thejameshead cheering for James! Rah Rah ree kickem in the knee Rah Rah rass kickem in the ass lol”
2 hours and 40 minutes
“@JennyFriedman1: @thejameshead they better not robb James!!!” hopefully James doesn't leave it up to them!
2 hours and 31 minutes
Rock em sock em
2 hours and 30 minutes
I think Omigawa got robbed....
2 hours and 27 minutes
Omigawa vs Elkins any thoughts?
2 hours and 5 minutes
“@lady_trae_13: @thejameshead hello guest Tweeterer” Hi!!
1 hour and 53 minutes
Hey @malkikawa,tell my boy James to tear it up!
1 hour and 51 minutes
Guest tweeting is live! Let's go James!!!!
1 hour and 47 minutes
I'll have a guest "tweeter" on my account during the fight! Be sure to tweet it up!
41 minutes
#fb or #youtube ufc.com has the details. RT @AbigailOgle: @thejameshead how do I watch your fight?
1 hour and 31 minutes
#burn RT @mikeschilling82: @thejameshead you should see what @suzidodt can do with a sharpie. Never seen someone (cont) http://tl.gd/b1fv5d
20 hours and 15 minutes
Ouch RT @mikeschilling82: @Thejameshead I bet you can tell why @suzidodt puts #teamndonkeypunch in her tweets. Ya I know u understand that
20 hours and 27 minutes
#FB or #YouTube RT @lady_trae_13: @thejameshead is your fight going 2 beɜ part of the televised prelims? and (cont) http://tl.gd/b1fqtf
20 hours and 27 minutes
YES!!! RT @suzidodt: I am soooooooooooooo lookin forward to the @ufc debut of @thejameshead on Saturday. He will take the W! :-)
20 hours and 49 minutes
Ahem... RT @suzidodt: The only good thing about this weekend is @ufc 131 and seein @shanecarwin win. @ingrainedmedia
20 hours and 55 minutes
Tomorrow is go time.
1 day, 3 hours, and 14 minutes
You are correct. RT @Hayley_Rosen: @thejameshead just read somewhere you are a petroleum engineer?!
1 day, 4 hours, and 2 minutes
I feel great. Training camp has been awesome. RT @AbigailOgle: @thejameshead How ya feelin? Big day tomorrow!
1 day, 4 hours, and 4 minutes
Thanks!!! RT @lady_trae_13: @thejameshead good look in the fights tomorrow!
1 day, 4 hours, and 9 minutes
Thanks! RT @CarwinArmy: Make sure you wish @thejameshead good luck at #UFC131 too!
1 day, 4 hours, and 18 minutes
I will re-follow the next 20 people who #FF @thejameshead!
1 day, 5 hours, and 57 minutes
#FF @TapouT @MyBlueGrace @thegunstore @MARecovery @OKBJJ @lovatojrbjj @malkikawa @FirstRoundMgmt
1 day, 6 hours, and 4 minutes
Wondering how you can watch the #UFC131 prelims? http://fb.me/ty6shKAt
1 day, 6 hours, and 6 minutes
Watch #UFC131 weigh-ins today on MMAjunkie.com http://fb.me/AH8P7TqZ
1 day, 6 hours, and 10 minutes
Please follow @brianbird of BDB, @JugoJuice, @Original_Joes, @roadhousecgy, @PartyMachineYYC, @MokshaYoga. Some of my Twitter supporters.
1 day, 18 hours, and 26 minutes
A BIG shout-out to my BDB crew....let's DO THIS! @brianbird @bonesawcardinal @JasonDayMMA
1 day, 19 hours, and 18 minutes
Hoping my man Cory from Demon Oilfield will get a Twitter account soon.....Cory! You're my boy BLUE!
1 day, 20 hours, and 20 minutes
Check me out in photoshoot today... I am still wearing my socks too - that's so hot!! http://yfrog.com/h8a9lctj
1 day, 21 hours, and 8 minutes
@mattgricemma @ufc thanks brother - it's going to be a big month and a huge 2012 for Oklahoma City MMA! OSS!
1 day, 21 hours, and 22 minutes
Need nourishing smoothie now.....Bobby-Lynn, where are you when I need you? #JugoJuiceShellCenter @jugojuice
1 day, 21 hours, and 46 minutes
After Saturday Night's fight, I am doing an appearance at #OriginalJoes at 2525 Cambie Street. Come see me :) @Original_joes
1 day, 23 hours, and 39 minutes
2 days and it's go time.
2 days, 3 hours, and 29 minutes
Thanks! RT @JonRyanV: @thejameshead best of luck against ring. Ur gonna smash him no prob. Gonna be a great fight
2 days, 6 hours, and 52 minutes
@mexicutioner760 drooled on the menu... Geezes, you can dress him up, but you can't take him anywhere.
2 days, 18 hours, and 38 minutes
Thanks! RT @DillingerFight: @thejameshead so pumped for you
2 days, 22 hours, and 6 minutes
I just landed in vancouver... Hanging out with @briandbird
3 days, 20 hours, and 48 minutes
I'm officially a temporary resident of #Canada - O'Canada will never be the same!!!
3 days, 22 hours, and 3 minutes
Check out this interview by @mmaweeklycom for my @UFC Fight http://fb.me/LnlQK3xC
4 days and 55 minutes
I don't know, sorry. @UFC? RT: @thejameshead @ufc do you know if you can wath through FB on an iPhone?
4 days and 57 minutes
#UFC131 Fight Card! http://fb.me/XsYQwqla
4 days, 1 hour, and 34 seconds
Looks like my #ufc131 fight will be shown on #FB! @UFC
4 days, 1 hour, and 1 minute
Thanks! RT @TireysTraining: @thejameshead good luck this weekend!
4 days, 1 hour, and 30 minutes
Yes!!! RT @TapouTorTKO: @thejameshead Time to start that UFC career off undefeated! Go get it!
4 days, 2 hours, and 6 minutes
Thanks! RT @TheRealHotDawg: @thejameshead Have a safe trip, we're rooting for you!
4 days, 2 hours, and 7 minutes
On my way to Vancouver for #ufc131 this Saturday!
4 days, 3 hours, and 17 minutes
Thsnks Hayley! RT @Hayley_Rosen: let's show @thejameshead some support, he's fighting this Saturday!! Kick ass dude!
4 days, 17 hours, and 46 minutes
thank you to Siobhan McGrenra for sponsoring me with yoga @mokshayogacalga... It feels great
4 days, 20 hours, and 25 minutes
Thanks to @BigJakeEG for believing in me and for loving the lousy shirt that I got him!
5 days, 2 hours, and 58 minutes
Tuesday RT @CarsonC5: @thejameshead When do you leave for Vancouver? I'd like to do a story on you.
6 days, 3 hours, and 57 minutes
Over the next couple of days I will be recognizing more and more people, so stay tuned and I will do my best to recognize you all! LOVE NICK
6 days, 16 hours, and 54 minutes
Thank you to everyone at Tristar for helping me prepare for my debut in the #UFC....that was an important experience to hold onto!!
6 days, 16 hours, and 59 minutes
Thank you to Kelly Sigethy from Frynge Web Design for stepping up and helping me develop a website!! Holy crap, I'm going to have a website!
6 days, 17 hours, and 4 minutes
Thank you to Heath Spence....my Aussie bobsledding masseuse!!! You're work on my body has been amazing!
6 days, 17 hours, and 9 minutes
Thank you to Dr. Paul McConnell @ Pure Health Chiropractic for building up my nervous system with adjustments!! Feel good pal!
6 days, 17 hours, and 14 minutes
Thank you to Moksha Yoga Calgary for making me more flexible and allowing me a place to relax!
6 days, 17 hours, and 19 minutes
Thanks to @PartyMachineYCC & Tom Malin for working on my brand, and thanks to Maja Rejman for jumping on board to help with my marketing!
6 days, 17 hours, and 24 minutes
Thanks to Jugo Juice, Original Joe's, Demon Oilfield, Roadhouse, Speakeasy + FML Group, and Investor's Group for being there when needed!
6 days, 17 hours, and 29 minutes
Thank you to Kevin and Rags for everything that you have done. I don't need to point it out, you know what I'm talking about!
6 days, 17 hours, and 34 minutes
Thank you to AOR for everything you have invested in me to keep me properly nourished :)
6 days, 17 hours, and 39 minutes
Thank you to Matt Jordan for keeping me SIC strong with your strength & conditioning, and thanks to Billy K for your conditioning advice!
6 days, 17 hours, and 44 minutes
Thank you to BDB, Bowmont Boxing, and Canadian Marial Arts Center - Brian + Sheila, Doug, and Lee!! I appreciate your daily training help!
6 days, 17 hours, and 49 minutes
Today is a day of thanks for me. Had a realization how many people and companies have helped me along the way. Gonna do a another shout out!
6 days, 17 hours, and 54 minutes
...more names and thanks to come....just got get back to training this well-oiled machine!.....
6 days, 21 hours, and 31 minutes
....and Mein's Mix Martial Arts, Investor's Group (thanks Shafik), Pure Health Chiro (thanks Dr Paul), Moksha Calgary, and Spence Massaage..
6 days, 21 hours, and 35 minutes
...some more supporters include @PartyMachineYYC, FML Group, Bowmont Boxing, and Jordan Strength Athlete Development....
6 days, 21 hours, and 39 minutes
Some of my local supporters include....@roadhousecgy, Jugo Juice Shell Center, @Original_Joes, Demon Oilfield, BDB Martial Arts......
6 days, 21 hours, and 43 minutes
A BIG thanks to @iMcDooogs for all the fun communication and good things she brings to the MMA table!
6 days, 22 hours, and 4 minutes
That's a bucket load of traveling back and forth from Lethbridge...a big thanks to Lee Mein and the crew for all the extra time put into me!
6 days, 23 hours, and 58 minutes
One week today.....
1 week, 1 hour, and 38 minutes
Holy crap I'm craving a #JugoJuice smoothie...hmmm, maybe my girl Bobby-Lynn at Jugo Juice Shell Center location can help me out....
1 week, 2 hours, and 41 minutes
One week...@ufc 131. Time to put the final touches on my #training.
1 week, 5 hours, and 17 minutes
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