UFC 131 Results Recap: Nick Ring vs. James Head

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After a bit of a bad start, Nick Ring turned it around and completely dominated James Head, finally finishing him with a rear naked choke in the third round of a middleweight fight at UFC 131.

What was the high spot of this fight?

Head knocked down Ring with a clean shot in the first, which was pretty nice. Either that, or a whole second round of Ring brutalizing Head on the ground, busting him wide open in the process. A no-hooks rear naked choke isn't something you see everyday either. I really have a hard time picking one high spot, don't I?

Where do these guys go from here?

Nick Ring is still undefeated in his career at 12-0 and is 2-0 in the UFC. While everyone short of Nick and his family think he should have lost the decision to Riki Fukuda at UFC 127, facts are facts and he should get a solid UFC veteran for his next outing. Perhaps one of the contestants in the Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara matchup at UFC 133.

James Head could be a one-and-done in the UFC after getting thoroughly dominated like that. He did start well though, so there might be a chance he sticks around. If so, it will probably be to battle someone else from TUF 11 or a guy like Jesse Bongfeldt, who also lost on the UFC 131 card.

Watch it now, later, or never?

Now. It had a lot of interesting moments and was full of brutality. From the first knockdown to the oddles of blood to the no-hook rear naked choke finish, it was a pretty entertaining fight. I'm not sure James Head would agree with that statement from the second round on, but it's worth 14 minutes of your time.

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More UFC 131 Results and Analysis from Bloody Elbow after the jump.

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UFC 131 Results: Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes Fight Video Highlights

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UFC 131 Results: What's Next For Show's Winners? - Matt Bishop

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UFC 131 Results: Brainless Judging Prominent Despite Cageside Monitors - Leland Roling

UFC 131 Results: Shane Carwin's Battered Face Says It All - Kid Nate

UFC 131 Results: Junior dos Santos Is Coming for Champ Cain Velasquez - Kid Nate

UFC 131 Results: Junior dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin Post-Fight Recap and Analysis - Mike Fagan

Bad Boy Presents Bloody Elbow Radio - Episode 45: UFC 131 Results Review

UFC 131 Post-Fight Press Conference Video

UFC 131 Results: Junior dos Santos Outclasses Shane Carwin to Earn Title Shot - Matt Bishop

UFC 131 Results: Carwin vs. dos Santos - Play by Play and Live Commentary

UFC 131 Results: Kenny Florian Survives Scare, Bests Diego Nunes - Matt Bishop

UFC 131 Results: Mark Munoz Edges Demian Maia - Matt Bishop

UFC 131 Results: Dave Herman Stops Jon Olav Einemo - Matt Bishop

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UFC 131 Results: Sam Stout Lays Out Yves Edwards - Matt Bishop

UFC 131 Results: Chris Weidman Submits Jesse Bongfeldt - Matt Bishop

UFC 131 Results: Krzysztof Soszynski Decisions Mike Massenzio - Leland Roling

UFC 131 Results: Nick Ring Demolishes James Head After Early Scare - Leland Roling

UFC 131 Results: Dustin Poirier Edges Jason Young in Exciting Battle - Leland Roling

UFC 131 Results: Joey Beltran TKO's Aaron Rosa in Wild Affair - Leland Roling

UFC 131 Results: Darren Elkins Defeats Michihiro Omigawa by Unanimous Decision - Leland Roling

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