Ariel Helwani, a reporter for FUEL TV, confirmed that Tim Boetsch suffered a broken foot during the second round of his victory in the co-main event over Hector Lombard Saturday night. The contest took part on the UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao card from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
“FWIW – Boetsch broke his foot in the 2nd round, per UFC,” Helwani posted on Twitter.
Boetsch was awarded a split decision victory against Lombard, who recently signed with the UFC. Boetsch has now won each of his last four UFC fights, improving to 16-5 in his career.
The UFC’s middleweight division remains a murky mess behind champion Anderson Silva, and recent wins over Lombard and Yushin Okami should put Boetsch in good standing.