Completed MMA Bout

Nick Ring vs. Tim Boetsch

Preliminary Card | Middleweight · 185 lbs | MMA

Tim Boetsch defeats Nick Ring via 3 Round Decision

Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch
Nick "The Promise" Ring

Round 3

Tim Boetsch Nick Ring

"The Barbarian" "The Promise"

13-4-0   Pro Record At Fight   12-0-0
Climbed to 14-4   Record After Fight   Fell to 12-1
-195 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +170 (Slight Underdog)
United States   Nationality   Canada
Sunbury, Pennsylvania   Fighting out of   Calgary, Alberta
30 years, 7 months, 3 weeks, 6 days   Age at Fight   32 years, 7 months, 2 weeks
186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)
6'0" (183cm)   Height   6'0" (184cm)
74.0" (188cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Barbarian Combat Sports   Gym  
UFC 135
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
  • Date: Saturday 09.24.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Mario Yamasaki
  • Venue: Pepsi Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 4 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Ring Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Boetsch Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Ring vs. Boetsch Wiki Update Wiki

The fourth bout of UFC 135 and first to air on the Spike TV televised portion of the card featured Nick "The Promise" Ring taking on Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch in a middleweight contest.

Boetsch charged forward with strikes early yet Ring was able to circle out of the way. Ring threw a high kick, blocked by Boetsch, and "The Barbarian" continued to press forward and get in close. Ring caught a front kick, tripped Boetsch to the ground, and worked for position over a turtled opponent. Boetsch escaped and kept pressing the action on the feet, though Ring's effective footwork enabled him to stay out of danger. Ring was just out of range of each big hook thrown by Boetsch, yet a nice uppercut was landed late in the round.

Boetsch again played the role of pursuer in round two, having difficulty catching up with Ring until a nice right connected a minute in. A good uppercut and hook from Boetsch landed, a high kick from Ring was blocked, and then Ring was momentarily dropped with a punch. Ring scrambled up and in the next exchange Boetsch opted to pull guard for a guillotine choke. Ring made his way out and now was able to work from top position in Boetsch's guard. Boetsch made his way up and began landing repeatedly with uppercuts and punches. A trip takedown with 10 seconds remaining put Boetsch in position to work a kimura, looking to have Ring in deep trouble were it not for the horn sounding to save him.

Ring landed some good strikes in close to begin the third round. Boetsch broke free and landed a good left, pressed Ring against the cage and continued to control the pace and tone of the fight. Boestch scored a takedown, couldn't hold Ring down, but then landed a magnificent hip toss that sent Ring sailing onto his back with Boetsch into side mount. Boetsch worked for a kimura, landed some elbows, and closed out the fight in emphatic fashion.

The judges scored the bout 29-28, 29-28, and 30-27 in favor of the winner by unanimous decision, Tim Boetsch. Speaking to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Boetsch commented, "I was trying to land one big punch in the first round, that doesn't work in the UFC... it's beautiful [the throw], good height on the hips there."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:36 PM ET
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Ring vs. Boetsch 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.

Thank you to all of my supporters leading up to #UFC135. Without your help I couldn't have made it here. :)
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Thank you SOOOO much to all my family. I'm speechless when it comes down to expressing my gratitude. xoxo
3 hours and 7 minutes
The one-man show that keeps me organized, Matt Stansell my fight manager. Thanks for all that you do!
3 hours and 3 minutes
Grant at FML Group, thanks for all your support! Love working with you guys!
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Thanks to my boy Rags for all your support!
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Thanks to Dr. Paul at Pure Health Chiropractic for the back cracks and the wrestling practice!
2 hours and 23 minutes
Thanks to Cory Finley from Demon Oilfield and 100Rounds, some of my amazing sponsors that are behind me no matter what!
2 hours and 12 minutes
Hey @JugoJuice, can't wait to come back home for a refreshing one! Thanks to your girl Bobbi-Lynn for all the amazing support!
1 hour and 52 minutes
Major thanks to @tom_malin and @partymachineYYC for all your support, could not have done this without you! #yyc
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Hey @roadhousecgy and @yojr, many thanks to your staff and especially to Chris Dobson for the continuing support! #yyc
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And special thanks to my strength training coach @mjj401, to @MokshaYoga, and @fightingmeins & his team in Lethbridge!
1 hour and 28 minutes
Thanks to everyone who helped with training for this fight special thanks to Doug Harder from Bowmont Boxing!
1 hour and 27 minutes
Huge shout out to everyone at #BDB MMA from #UFC135, thanks to @briandbird @birdsheila for all your support! #yyc
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Finished weigh-ins, ready to rock
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UFC 135 Weigh In will be live in 30 mins.
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Weigh-in time for UFC 135, I'm sitting in a fighter meeting now and can't wait to eat
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Still have 24hours and already feeling the effects #ufc135
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I'm in Denver getting ready for my fight against Tim Boetsch
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UFC 135 Training video is now available and in HD. Like it, share, and watch the fight on #SpikeTV #UFC135
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Enjoying life at 185! #UFC135 via @UFC
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