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Tim Boetsch to replace Stephan Bonnar at UFC Fight Night 13

That’s the word according to MMA Weekly:

Tim Boetsch will again step up for the Ultimate Fighting Championship on short notice, this time taking over for the injured Stephan Bonnar. He will take on Matt Hamill as a part of the April 2 UFC Fight Night in Broomfield, Colo. as confirmed by MMAWeekly.com with sources close to the fight.

Tim Boetsch is loving the UFC right now. In his UFC debut he stepped in and scored a TKO victory over David Heath via ragdolling on two weeks’ notice and had the fight played on a huge pay per view show. Now Stephan Bonnar falls off the card which presents him with a golden opportunity to step in against Matt Hamill, a well known UFC fighter because of his stint on TUF and because of the forever notorious and controversial decision loss against Michael Bisping at UFC 75. Tim Boetsch, a guy that not many of us had heard of until a month or so ago, is set to make some big waves in the UFC with only two fights.

The downside of all this for Boetsch, however, is that he will be facing a hungry Matt Hamill who learned a lot of lessons at UFC 75 and has been waiting for his chance to erase that memory from his mind. It’s also not favorable to Boetsch because Hamill will not be overwhelmed by Boetsch’s strength. Hamill is freakishly strong according to all accounts and he won’t be tossed around like Heath was. Add to that Hamill’s improved striking and natural wrestling ability and all the still unknowns of Tim Boetsch and we’ve got ourselves a pretty damn interesting fight.

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14 COMMENTS
  • woooburn says:

    NOICE!

    hamill better get his bill lambeer style face guard ready, for the boetsch pile driver

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  • Rln says:

    Very noice!!!

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  • D says:

    Go Boetsch!

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  • D says:

    Go Boetsch! Nothing against Hammill, and I even felt bad that Bonnar got injured, but Boetsch getting the call up definitely made my day!

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  • D says:

    sorry for double posting…I’m bouncing around all my favorite forums/blogs and got confused…jeez

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  • Ram Maramba says:

    Sweet! Probably gonna be a much slower pace with these two. Either way, it’s nice to get a quick answer on whether Boetsch has the potential to stick around…

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  • Dan says:

    good luck to boetsch, his debut was worthy of KO of the night and from what iv heard he is a good wrestler. if he can stuff hammills takedowns he should be able to out strike him. its good to see someone who is willing to let there hands go, i just hope we dont see a blanket wrestling match.

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  • Jay K. says:

    Definitely looking forward to this matchup!

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  • Guy Gaduois says:

    Prediction: Methodical exchange of hurt. Color me a tad bit surprised that the match was made, but wow – what a great card.
    And we’re still sure this is a free (not ppv) fight?
    I smell network cross promotion.
    Grandpa said ‘nothing is free’ . . . and I still believe him. Heck, he made me give him a quarter just to tell me ‘nothing is free’.

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  • Mike Wolfe says:

    Maybe Hammill’s stand up is improved, but I’ve not seen him strike at Boetsch’s level. His kicks were impressive, and Hammill has nothing comparable in his arsenal. This should be a great fight.

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  • Sam Cupitt says:

    …or a really bad one.

    I think this may end up being Boetsch vs. Matyushenko all over again.

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  • Rich says:

    after this fight… Hamill will be more a lot more like Helen Keller…

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  • mnasty says:

    boetsch should have no problem with hamill because he is training with mark “the hurricane” fausey… kick some ass boetsch

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  • 145 says:

    What I’ve seen from Hamill’s training he was working almost entirely on standup for his fight against bonnar. So a wrestler/striker seems to me like a more comfortable fight for him. I’ve yet to see anyone keep Hamill from taking them down, and his hands are deceptively heavy. Boetsch definitely has a puncher’s chance in this but i see Hamill pulling it out in a war.

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