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"The Barbarian"

17-7-0

Tim Boetsch

Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch

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  • Given Name: Timothy A. Boetsch
  • Professional MMA Record: 17-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Barbarian
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1981.01.28
  • Last Fight: April 26, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: Barbarian Fight Team
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $182,000 USD
  • Born: Lincolnville, Maine, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Sunbury, Pennsylvania
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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After running his professional record to 6-0 on the New Jersey circuit, Tim Boetsch caught his first big break when he earned a spot in the IFL promotion in 2007. Unfortunately, Boetsch was defeated in his only fight with the IFL by veteran Vladimir Matyushenko. Following the collapse of that promotion, Boetsch was invited to join the UFC, and earned respect from fans and media with a slam knockout of David Heath in his Octagon debut.


Boetsch, who has a solid base in high school wrestling, even winning four state wrestling titles, is known for his aggression and raw physical strength and tenacity. Although he was cut from the UFC in 2009 after going 2-2 with the promotion, he battled his way back in for a new contract and many more significant wins in the organization. Boetsch is currently riding a 4 fight win streak over some tough competition. He won a Unanimous Decision over Kendall Grove and also handed Nick Ring his first loss in a Unanimous Decision victory. 


Boetsch would then face off against Yushin Okami in a fight that he was an underdog in. Boetsch was taking punishment and probably losing the fight on the judges score cards when he came out in the 3rd round like an animal. He pulled off the upset with a TKO over Okami helping to move him up the rankings. His next test would come against Bellator standout Hector Lombard who was on a 20 fight win streak. Once again Boetsch managed to beat the odds and pulled off a Unanimous Decision victory. 


Boetsch was supposed to face Chris Weidman at UFC 155 but Weidman had a shoulder injury so Boetsch instead faced off against Costa Philippou. In a back and forth battle, Boetsch would succumb near the end of the last round due to strikes after being badly beaten for the last half of the fight. This marked only the second time that he has lost via TKO in his career. He would look to get back on track when he fought Mark Munoz at UFC 162 but would lose a decision. He would get back in the win column with a decision victory over C.B. Dollaway in his next fight. He is now set to face Luke Rockhold at UFC 172.


Outside of the cage, he has a Criminal Justice degree from Lock Haven University. Before fighting full time, he was a social worker for adolescents. He and his wife have two children.

Last updated 04.16.2014, 10:59 AM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Brad Tavares
UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. St. Preux
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2014.08.16
Loss | Submission | Shoulder
2:08 Round 1 of 3
Luke Rockhold
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2014.04.26
Odds: +725 Huge Underdog | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs
#9 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
C.B. Dollaway
Ref: Kerry Hatley
UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2013.10.19
Odds: -145 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Luke Rockhold UFC 166 2013.10.19
Reason: Rockhold MCL Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Mark Munoz
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2013.07.06
Odds: -125 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $37,000 Base | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:11 Round 3 of 3, 12:11 Total
Costas Philippou
Ref: Kim Winslow
UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2012.12.29
Odds: -155 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $37,000 Base | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Chris Weidman UFC 155 2012.12.29
Reason: Weidman Shoulder Injury
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Hector Lombard
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2012.07.21
Odds: +270 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Michael Bisping UFC 149 2012.07.21
Reason: Bisping Injury
Cancelled Bout Michael Bisping UFC 148 2012.07.07
Reason: Moved to UFC 149
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:54 Round 3 of 3, 10:54 Total
Yushin Okami
Ref: Leon Roberts
UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg
2012.02.25
Odds: +350 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
#39 Biggest Upset of All Time
#16 Greatest Middleweight MMA Fight of All Time
#9 Greatest Comeback of All Time
#16 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
#8 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Nick Ring
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2011.09.24
Odds: -195 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Kendall Grove
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2011.05.28
Odds: +115 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $36,000 ($18K Base, $18K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Shoulder
2:55 Round 2 of 3, 7:55 Total
Phil Davis
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2010.11.20
Odds: +415 Heavy Underdog | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
#47 Greatest Submission of All Time
#10 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
UFC 123 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Todd Brown
Ref: Marcos Rosales
UFC 117: Silva vs Sonnen
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2010.08.07
Odds: -400 Heavy Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $32,000 ($16K Base, $16K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Thiago Silva UFC 117 2010.08.07
Reason: Silva Back Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Reese Shaner North American Fighting Championship 2010.04.03
Win | Submission | Choke Rudy Lindsey Xtreme Fighting League 2010.01.16
Win | Submission | Choke Aaron Stark King of the Cage 2009.08.15
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Jason Brilz
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2009.03.07
Odds: -160 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:03 Round 1 of 3
Mike Patt
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 88: Breakthrough
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2008.09.06
Odds: -393 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.25 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:25 Round 2 of 3, 6:25 Total
Matt Hamill
Ref: Adam Martinez
UFC Fight Night 13: Florian vs. Lauzon
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2008.04.02
Odds: +178 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:52 Round 1 of 3
David Heath
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 81: Breaking Point
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2008.02.02
Odds: +231 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total
Vladimir Matyushenko
IFL 16: 2007 Semifinals
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2007.08.02
Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke Brendan Barrett Extreme Challenge 2007.07.28
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Oleg Savitsky Extreme Challenge 2007.06.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Lewis Pascavage Reality Fighting 2007.05.19
Win | Submission | Punches Hazem Ibrahim Extreme Challenge 2007.03.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Hazem Ibrahim Reality Fighting 2006.11.18
Win | Submission | Strikes Demian Decorah Madtown Throwdown 2006.10.14

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