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UFC 162: Mark Munoz Vs. Tim Boetsch

Mark Munoz vs. Tim Boetsch

We head back to the middleweight ranks for the next two fights, starting first with Mark Munoz (12-3) and Tim Boetsch (16-5). Both fighters are coming off losses. The referee will be Steve Mazzagatti.

Round 1: Front-kick by Boetsch to close the distance, following with a double-leg takedown. Munoz, though, reverses and the two wind up back on the feet. Boetsch with a power takedown and moves to the back, landing a stiff right. Munoz right back to his feet, but Boetsch is landing knees to the legs. Boetsch pushes forward, hitting a right and a knee to the body, followed by another stiff knee. That allows Munoz to grab a leg and get his own takedown. Boetsch up to his feet, Munoz scores a takedown, but Boetsch rolls to his feet. Munoz with a double-leg takedown, and moves to side control to avoid the guillotine choke. Munoz fires off several rights and gets answered in return. Knees to the body by the former Oklahoma State University wrestling NCAA champion inside the clinch, followed by knees to the body. Munoz with a nice flurry at the end of the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Munoz

Round 2: Munoz with a flying knee that misses, but shows his athletic ability. Both men look good, but a little slower after that first five minutes of action. Boetsch with a nice right, but Munoz catches him and scores a third takedown of the match. He gets into the mount, but only for a brief second before taking the back. Big shots to the body by Munoz, and Boetsch quickly stands up to stop that. A fourth takedown from Munoz with two minutes left and he is in position to do some ground-and-pound damage. Back to the body with some nasty shots.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Munoz

Round 3: Interesting flip by Boetsch, but he’s unable to secure the guillotine and winds up on his back. Boetsch turns and nearly gets a Japanese neck-tie, but Munoz gets out. Again, Boetsch going for a choke, as he must be thinking he is behind on the scorecards. Munoz slips out and is now on top, hammering down with his “Donkey Kong” punches. Three minutes remain and more punishment being given out. Munoz is punishing the rib area and avoiding submission attempts. Munoz going for a kimura of his own up against the fence, bending the left arm of Boetsch back but he can’t hold on. Munoz slips to the back and is looking for a rear-naked choke, but moves to the mount instead with a minute left. Munoz has landed over 100 ground strikes. Munoz finishes the round off with two flying right hands to the ground.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Munoz

Mark Munoz def. Tim Boetsch via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)