Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today announced yet another addition to its upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) fight card scheduled to take place at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo., on Sept. 24, 2011.
MIddleweights Tim Boetsch and Nick Ring will meet inside the Octagon at UFC 135: "Jones vs. Rampage," according to the promotion's official Twitter page.
Boetsch is consistently inconsistent inside the Octagon, unable to string together two consecutive wins in seven total attempts. He most recently earned a unanimous decision win over Kendall Grove at UFC 130: "Rampage vs. Hamill," which means that if current trends continue, the "Barbarian" is due for another loss.
It's an ugly pattern that the former light heavyweight is eager to snap. The good news is it's not a "Promise" of what will happen come fight night.
Ring, meanwhile, has won back-to-back fights to start his UFC career. In fact, in 12 professional fights, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 11 alum has never lost. The Canadian, a former kickboxer, has won half of those contests via submission, which includes the last man he faced, James Head, at UFC 131: "Dos Santos vs. Carwin."
He'll need to leverage that nice collection of skills, dodge power punches and avoid the dangerous Jeet Kune Do (See Heath, David) of Boetsch if he intends to keep that perfect record intact this fall.
UFC 135 will feature the first title defense of light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, putting his 205-pound title on the line against former division kingpin Quinton Jackson. Former welterweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes will headline the co main event opposite Diego Sanchez.
To check out the the latest UFC 135 fight card line up, which is subject to change, click here.