Fukuda comes out strong, flicking long right hands in Ring’s face. Nice left hook from Fukuda and another blast of uppercuts in the clinch. He floors Ring with another takedown and works from half-guard. Ring stuffs him back to guard, Fukuda stands and Ring scrambles to his feet. Another trio of uppercuts from Fukuda in tight. Another easy takedown for Fukuda in the center of the cage, but again Ring works back up. Front headlock for Fukuda, who bullies Ring into the base of the fence and slugs the Canadian to the head and body. Ring is bleeding around the inside of his right eye and isn’t doing much from the bottom with 90 seconds to go. Fukuda mashing and grinding, trying to advance, but Ring is stifling him. Ring works for a kimura and stalls out, and the fight ends just as the two are stood up.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Fukuda (29-28 Fukuda)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Fukuda (30-28 Fukuda)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Fukuda (30-28 Fukuda)
Official scores: All three judges score the bout 29-28 for Nick Ring.
Yeah, brad, Fukuda got robbed. And of course, he was my pick.