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Tim Boetsch gets second middleweight test at UFC 135 against Nick Ring

After an extremely convincing performance against TUF 3 winner Kendall Grove at UFC 128 in his 185-pound debut, Tim Boetsch will see action against another of the show’s alumni in his follow-up fight at the weight. According to the UFC, “The Barbarian” will face undefeated Nick Ring on September 24 when the organization stops in Denver for UFC 135.

Ring’s run on the Ultimate Fighter Season 11 was cut short by injury after making it to the quarterfinals, even beating eventual “last man standing” Court McGee by Majority Decision in an earlier round. He is 11-0 in his career with wins in the Octagon over Riki Fukuda and James Head.

A powerful wrestler with solid hands, Boetsch has finished eleven of the opponents he’s beaten with five submissions and six TKOs including a memorable ragdolling of David Heath a few years ago at UFC 81. The 13-4 competitor has also won five of his last six fights with a trio of stoppages in the bunch.

The two middleweights join a card already featuring 205er Jon Jones’ title-defense against former champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the main event, as well as UFC icon Matt Hughes taking on well-rounded welterweight contender Diego Sanchez and Japanese slugger Takanori Gomi against polarizing pugilist Nate Diaz.


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