He only has 2 TKO wins, the rest are decisions and submissions. This isn't to say he can't KO you(his background is in kickboxing), but I think you're safer on the feet with Nick Ring than the ground. He is a brown belt under Roy Harris, and the proof of the danger seems to be in his submission wins.
As far as technical striking plans I'm sure other forum members are much more educated than I am, but I'd outstrike him without getting into a brawl, and without head hunting, looking for TD's with 60 seconds and less in the round. LEG kicks are king, he has a bad knee (Sorry Nick) but don't get sloppy and get taken down.