Tim Boetsch (18-7 MMA, 9-6 UFC) has seven knockouts, five submissions and five wins by decision. He is 1-3 in his last four fights. He lost to Costas Philippou via TKO at UFC 155 – Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 on Dec / 29 / 2012 and then to Mark Munoz via unanimous decision at UFC 162 – Silva vs. Weidman on Jul / 06 / 2013. He beat C.B. Dollaway via split decision at UFC 166 – Velasquez vs. dos Santos 3 on Oct / 19 / 2013, but lost his next fight against Luke Rockhold via submission at UFC 172 – Jones vs. Teixeira on Apr / 26 / 2014.
Brad Tavares (12-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) has four knockouts, two submissions and six victories coming from decision. He won his last 3-1 in his last four fights. Tavares beat Riki Fukuda via unanimous decision at UFC on Fuel TV 8 – Silva vs. Stann on Mar / 03 / 2013, Bubba McDaniel via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night – Condit vs. Kampmann 2 on Aug / 28 / 2013 and then Lorenz Larkin via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night – Rockhold vs. Philippou on Jan / 15 / 2014. However, in his next fight he lost to Yoel Romero via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 11 – Werdum vs. Browne on Apr / 19 / 2014.
Down below is the play by play from this fight:
Round 1: Boetsch shoots in right away, but Brad sprawls out. Brad clinches and puts him on the fence. Brad fires way, but Boetsch slides out and we are standing once again. Boetsch with a waist lock and looking for another takedown. Brad reverses and clinches with Boetsch where he opens up a cut on Boetsch. Brad lands a big time right hand. Boetsch lands a right hook while Brad lands a right uppercut. Boetsch starts swinging for the fences when he throws. He is looking for a knockout. Boetsch with a right hand followed by a takedown that is stuffed. Boetsch goes for another takedown, but it’s blocked and Brad get’s the back of Boetsch. Boetsch get’s to his feet, but Brad is landing knee after knee shot while in the clinch to end the round.
Round 2: Brad comes out and clinches right with Boetsch. That cut that Boetsch has is bad. Boetsch slides out and we are back standing. Boetsch scoops in, but Brad slides out. They clinch on the fence, both reversing and landing their own strikes. The referee breaks them up and we go back to striking. Boetsch drops Brad with a right hand, then a head kick and this one is over! This place just went nuts!
Result: Tim Boetsch def. Brad Tavares via TKO (punch) – Round 2, 3:18