This is the UFC 158 live blog for Nick Ring vs. Chris Camozzi, a middleweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
Ring, who has won three of his past four UFC fights, will face Camozzi, who also has won three of his past four fights, on the main card.
Check out the UFC 158 live blog below.
Round 1: Marc Andre-Cote is the referee for this battle of southpaws. Both guys darting in and throwing combos early. Ring dropping his hands curiously low in the early going. Camozzi connects on an overhand left and pursues Ring, who scampers to safety. Camozzi pops Ring with a right and follows with a left. Both guys go for front kicks at the same time, neither really landing. Camozzi again connects with the overhand left, leading to a brief scrum along the fence. Ring continuing to fight hands down, jaw forward. One minute left. Ring connects on a solid leg kick. Camozzi with a combo and Ring a knee as the round ends. MMAFighting.com scores the round for Chris Camozzi, 10-9.
Round 2: The fighters trade leg kicks early. Ring connects on a left to the jaw. Ring's making better use of his speed this round, darting in and out and landing. Camozzi, though, lands a knee and tries to work for a guillotine, but Ring escapes and we're back out to the middle. Camozzi has a bloody nose, Ring is cut under his right eye. Ring connecting on his strikes and getting out of range. Crowd is not thrilled with the fight. MMAFighting scores the round for Nick Ring, 10-9 (19-19 overall).
Round 3: Surprise surprise, round three is going the same as the first two. But wait ... Camozzi clinches Ring from behind and presses him against the cage. Camozzi lands a pair of knees, but Ring escapes and gets to center Octagon. Camozzi's connecting more this round as Ring isn't moving as fast as he was. Ring shoots for a single, but Camozzi grabs him in a headlock. Final minute. Camozzi lands a left. There's little behind Ring's punches. Camozzi throws more late. Fight comes to a merciful conclusion. MMAFighting scores the round for Chris Camozzi, 10-9 (29-28 Camozzi overall).
Chris Camozzi def. Nick Ring via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).