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"The Barbarian"

18-8-0

Tim Boetsch

Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch

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  • Given Name: Timothy A. Boetsch
  • MMA Record: 18-8-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Barbarian
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1981.01.28
  • Last Fight: January 31, 2015 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Barbarian Fight Team
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $334,000 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 would then face Luke Rockhold at UFC 172 but would get caught in a Kimura in the very first round.


Boetsch would get back in the win column when he fought for the first time in his home state Maine. He faced Brad Tavares at UFC Fight Night 47 and after being dominated in the first round made an epic comeback in the second to finish Tavares by TKO sending the crowd into a frenzy and earning a Performance of the Night as well. Boetsch would drop his next fight to Thales Leites at UFC 183. Boetsch looked like he had Leites in a lot of trouble but would end up being submitted in the second round, he at least earned a Fight of the Night bonus for his effort.


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 02.06.2015, 9:14 AM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Dan Henderson
18-8-0 30-13-0

UFC Fight Night 68: Cormier vs. Bader
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2015.06.06
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:45 Round 2 of 3, 8:45 Total

Thales Leites
18-7-0 24-4-0

UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2015.01.31
Odds: +275 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $102,000 ($52K Base, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#2 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
#6 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
UFC 183 Fight of the Night
UFC 183 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:18 Round 2 of 3, 8:18 Total

Brad Tavares
17-7-0 12-2-0

UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. St. Preux
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.08.16
Odds: +265 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald | Walkout Music: Kid Rock - American Bad Ass
UFC Fight Night 47 Performance of the Night
Loss | Submission | Shoulder
2:08 Round 1 of 3

Luke Rockhold
17-6-0 11-2-0

UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.04.26
Odds: +725 (Huge Underdog) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#3 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

C.B. Dollaway
16-6-0 13-4-0

UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.10.19
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
Cancelled Bout Luke Rockhold UFC 166 2013.10.19
Reason: Rockhold MCL Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mark Muñoz
16-5-0 12-3-0

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 (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:11 Round 3 of 3, 12:11 Total

Costas Philippou
16-4-0 11-2-0

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 (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
Cancelled Bout Chris Weidman UFC 155 2012.12.29
Reason: Weidman Shoulder Injury
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Hector Lombard
15-4-0 31-2-1

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 (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
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
14-4-0 26-6-0

UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2012.02.25
Odds: +350 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
#43 Biggest Upset of All Time
#18 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
13-4-0 12-0-0

UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.09.24
Odds: -195 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kendall Grove
12-4-0 12-8-0

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 (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | Submission | Shoulder
2:55 Round 2 of 3, 7:55 Total

Phil Davis
12-3-0 7-0-0

UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.11.20
Odds: +415 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#45 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
11-3-0 15-1-0

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 (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Marcos Rosales | Walkout Music: Basil Poledouris - The Anvil of Crom
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
8-2-0 16-1-1

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 (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:03 Round 1 of 3

Mike Patt
7-2-0 12-2-0

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: 205.3 lbs (93.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:25 Round 2 of 3, 6:25 Total

Matt Hamill
7-1-0 4-1-0

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 (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Adam Martinez
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:52 Round 1 of 3

David Heath
6-1-0 9-2-0

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 (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total

Vladimir Matyushenko
6-0-0 18-3-0

IFL 16: 2007 Semifinals
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.08.02
Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs)
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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