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