UFC 127 Fight Card Preview: Nick Ring Vs. Riki Fukuda

The third fight on the UFC 127 prelim card is Nick Ring vs. Riki Fukuda.

Nick Ring is a former cast member of Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter" season 11 and Riki Fukuda, formerly training with Norifumi Yamamoto and Krazy Bee, is now a Grabaka middleweight with considerable wrestling ability.

Casual fans know about Ring, so here's more on Fukuda:

Riki Fukuda is a Japanese middleweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter with an extensive career in Deep, Shooto, Pancrase and numerous other promotions. Fukuda wrestled for the Yamanashi Gakuin University team and was the Deep middleweight champion.

He trains at the Grabaka dojo.

He holds notable wins over Maurilo "Ninja" Rua, Yuya Shirai and Brandon Wolff. He has notable losses to EliteXC and Strikeforce veteran Joey Villasenor and UFC veteran Joe Doerksen.

This is one of the toughest fights on the card to predict, but here's how I saw it:

There's no telling what Ring's injuries have done to his ability. All things being equal, he's more talented than Fukuda, but the Japanese middleweight has been more active. Fukuda by decision.

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