Tim Boetsch (born January 28, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist. Tim fought in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was released by the UFC in late June 2009, with a record of 2 wins and 2 losses.
Boetsch made his big league debut in the International Fight League (IFL) as a late replacement to fight veteran Vladimir Matyushenko. He was given three days to prepare for the match, and fought the future champion to a decision. After this performance, Boetsch made his UFC debut at UFC 81 as a late replacement to fight David Heath. He was given ten days to prepare for the fight, and won by TKO in the first round. Boetsch received particular acclaim and a fan following for the way he threw Heath onto his head at the end of the fight. Boetsch next made his main card debut in the UFC as a replacement to fight Matt Hamill at UFC Fight Night 13 with six weeks to prepare for the fight. Though he opened a large gash on Hammill's lower lip, he found himself winded in the second round, leading to a TKO loss due to stikes from the ground.
Boetsch fought submission specialist Mike Patt at UFC 88. For the first time in four fights, Boetsch did not enter the bout as a replacement for another fighter. Boetsch won by TKO in the 1st round.
Boetsch enters the UFC arena to the soundtrack from the film Conan the Barbarian.
|Professional record breakdown|
|13||10 wins||3 losses|
|10–3||Win||Rudy Lindsey||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||5150 Combat League: New Year's Revolution||2010-01-16||2||1:55||Tulsa, Oklahoma, US||Won the 5150 Combat League Light Heavyweight Title|
|9–3||Win||Aaron Stark||Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke)||KOTC: Thunderstruck||2009-08-15||2||1:18||Everett, Washington, US|
|8–3||Loss||Jason Brilz||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine||2009-03-07||3||5:00||Columbus, Ohio, US|
|8–2||Win||Michael Patt||TKO (Punches)||UFC 88: Breakthrough||2008-09-06||1||2:03||Atlanta, Georgia, US|
|7–2||Loss||Matt Hamill||TKO (Punches)||UFC Fight Night 13||2008-04-02||2||1:25||Broomfield, Colorado, US|
|7–1||Win||David Heath||TKO (Slam and Punches)||UFC 81: Breaking Point||2008-02-02||1||4:52||Las Vegas, Nevada, US|
|6–1||Loss||Vladimir Matyushenko||Decision (Unanimous)||IFL: 2007 Semifinals||2007-08-02||3||4:00||East Rutherford, New Jersey, US|
|6–0||Win||Brendan Barrett||Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke)||Extreme Challenge 81||2007-07-28||2||3:00||West Orange, New Jersey, US|
|5–0||Win||Oleg Savitsky||KO (Knees)||Extreme Challenge 78||2007-06-09||1||3:27||Asbury Park, New Jersey, US|
|4–0||Win||Lewis Pascavage||TKO (Knee and Punches)||Reality Fighting 15||2007-05-19||1||0:20||Atlantic City, New Jersey, US|
|3–0||Win||Hazim Ibrahim||Submission (Strikes)||Extreme Challenge 75||2007-03-23||1||1:10||Trenton, New Jersey, US|
|2–0||Win||Hazim Ibrahim||KO (Punch)||Reality Fighting 14||2006-11-18||1||3:47||Atlantic City, New Jersey, US|
|1–0||Win||Demian Decorah||Submission (Strikes)||Madtown Throwdown 9||2006-10-14||3||1:27||Madison, Wisconsin, US|
Tim and his wife Jade have a son named Christian.  He is a four-time Camden-Rockport High School State Champion from Camden, Maine and wrestled at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a degree in Criminal Justice. He was formerly a social worker with adolescents prior to pursuing his MMA career.
- ↑ Yahoo! Sports - Boetsch knows he's a work in progress
- ↑ http://sports.espn.go.com/extra/mma/news/story?id=3326966&campaign=rsssrch&source=ufc
- ↑ http://archive.is/20120712182104/mmajunkie.com/news/5245/practice-makes-perfect-for-ufc-88-winner-tim-boetsch.mma
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/20090628184637/www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=9055&zoneid=13
- ↑ Sunbury's Boetsch returns to action this week. Dailyitem.com (2009-03-05). Retrieved on 2009-03-06.
- ↑ UFC fighter Profile: Tim Boetsch. www.UFC.com. Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved on 2008-09-12.