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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.

MMA careerEdit

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Boetsch enters the UFC arena to the soundtrack from the film Conan the Barbarian.

Tim Boetsch was released from the UFC following his loss to Jason Brilz at UFC 96, ending his 4 fight contract with a 2–2 record.[4]

MMA recordEdit

Record Result Opponent Method Event Title Date Round Time Location Notes
10–3 Win United States flag Rudy Lindsey Submission (Guillotine Choke) 5150 Combat League: New Year's Revolution 2010-01-16 2 1:55 United States flag Tulsa, Oklahoma, US Won the 5150 Combat League Light Heavyweight Title
9–3 Win United States flag Aaron Stark Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) KOTC: Thunderstruck 2009-08-15 2 1:18 United States flag Everett, Washington, US
8–3 Loss United States flag Jason Brilz Decision (Unanimous) UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine 2009-03-07 3 5:00 United States flag Columbus, Ohio, US
8–2 Win United States flag Michael Patt TKO (Punches) UFC 88: Breakthrough 2008-09-06 1 2:03 United States flag Atlanta, Georgia, US
7–2 Loss United States flag Matt Hamill TKO (Punches) UFC Fight Night 13 2008-04-02 2 1:25 United States flag Broomfield, Colorado, US
7–1 Win United States flag David Heath TKO (Slam and Punches) UFC 81: Breaking Point 2008-02-02 1 4:52 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, US
6–1 Loss Belarus flag Vladimir Matyushenko Decision (Unanimous) IFL: 2007 Semifinals 2007-08-02 3 4:00 United States flag East Rutherford, New Jersey, US
6–0 Win United States flag Brendan Barrett Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) Extreme Challenge 81 2007-07-28 2 3:00 United States flag West Orange, New Jersey, US
5–0 Win Russia flag Oleg Savitsky KO (Knees) Extreme Challenge 78 2007-06-09 1 3:27 United States flag Asbury Park, New Jersey, US
4–0 Win United States flag Lewis Pascavage TKO (Knee and Punches) Reality Fighting 15 2007-05-19 1 0:20 United States flag Atlantic City, New Jersey, US
3–0 Win United States flag Hazim Ibrahim Submission (Strikes) Extreme Challenge 75 2007-03-23 1 1:10 United States flag Trenton, New Jersey, US
2–0 Win United States flag Hazim Ibrahim KO (Punch) Reality Fighting 14 2006-11-18 1 3:47 United States flag Atlantic City, New Jersey, US
1–0 Win United States flag Demian Decorah Submission (Strikes) Madtown Throwdown 9 2006-10-14 3 1:27 United States flag Madison, Wisconsin, US

Personal lifeEdit

Tim and his wife Jade have a son named Christian. [5] 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.[6]


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