Ring came out early with some fancy footwork always moving away from Tim Boetsch's offense. He caught a kick and pushed Boetsch to the ground. He quickly swarmed and started to work for a d'arce choke. Tim survived but the submission was locked in for quite some time. Boetsch got back to his feet but was unable to find his range while Nick Ring found a home for his jab. Boetsch committed to a takedown and after being unable to secure it landed a couple big shots to the chin of Ring. As the round came to a close Tim Boetsch began to find his range.
Ring came out again utilized movement to avoid the strikes of Tim Boetsch. Boetsch found a home for his right hand snapping Nick Ring's head back and then cutting off the cage landing several strikes that had Nick Ring in trouble. A right hand dropped Nick Ring. Ring recovered quickly and swarmed but was soon taken down and found himself caught in a guillotine. Ring survived but he was noticeably slower. Boetsch swarmed with dirty boxing and the final two minutes of the second round turned into a brawl with Tim Boetsch as the aggressor. He capped off the round with a trip and a kimura that was close to finishing the fight before the horn sounded.
Boetsch was the aggressor as the third round began quickly securing a single collar tie and utilizing some dirty boxing. Boetsch was able to clinch up on numerous occasions and would land multiple strikes. Boetsch brough the fight to the ground and with under two minutes left in the round, Nick Ring was flat on his back. Big uchi-mata by Tim Boetsch put a stamp on the final round. Boetsch finished the round on top with ground and pound.
Tim Boetsch's UFC career didn't get off to the best start going 2-2 in the organization before leaving to fight on the regional level. When he returned he went 1-1, dropping his last fight at light heavyweight to Phil Davis. Following the Davis fight, Boetsch decided to cut the weight to fight at 185. Now 2-0 in the division, tonight's performance definitely impressed many. Nick Ring was one of the top prospects on the eleventh season of the Ultimate Fighter before a knee injury forced him from the competition. When he finally returned, he picked up two quick wins in the organization. Tonight was his the first time he's suffered defeat and his overall record is now 12-1. For another take on the fight, check out Kid Nate's analysis over at MMA Nation.