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Todd Brown vs. Tim Boetsch set for UFC 117 with Thiago Silva injured

Tim Boetsch

After a back injury recently forced Thiago Silva out of an expected light heavyweight meeting with Tim Boetsch, UFC newcomer Todd Brown has seized the opportunity and stepped up to the plate to face Boetsch in his absence.

The pair will square off during UFC 117 on August 7 from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.

News of Silva’s injury and Brown’s late substitution comes from a recent report from MMAJunkie.com.

Brown holds a professional record of 11-1 and most recently scored a first round TKO over Rodney Sleepers in November of 2009, while Boetsch, a 4X UFC vet, returns to the promotion following three consecutive wins since being released with an Octagon record of 2-2 in March of 2009. 

UFC 117 will be headlined by a middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen.

8 COMMENTS
  • Angry Mike says:

    Too bad. Boetsch v. Silva would’ve been a war.

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  • silkshot61 says:

    I trained at Tim’s place during this camp, he was really excited to fight Thiago that sucks he got hurt. That would have been one hell of a fight, still regardless Tim is going to come to fight no matter what and it’s going to be interesting to see if he changes his game plan at all.

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  • bigbadjohn says:

    Too bad for Tim, that was an excellent opportunity, given Thiagos top 10 status. Wonder if Silva will be in the prelims again when he gets re scheduled?

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  • stone says:

    Damn it! Thiago vs Tim would have been awesome! I had Silva winning but, now I gotta go with the Barbarian!

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  • Yeah i’d bet Thiago would be rescheduled on the prelims next time around. He literally threw his chances of winning the fight with Rashad away in the third round and I have a feeling a prelim slot was his punishment.

    Sucks to see him hurt though, he usually destroys most people quickly

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  • MCM says:

    Tim hasn’t beaten top competition since he left the UFC, but he has been walking thought guys like Todd Brown. Boetsch always brings it and is one of those guys that, win or loose, people will tune it to see. Sucks about Thiago, but it will be nice to see Tim back in the octagon and hopefully he can get that match up with Thiago again. Although, I wouldn’t mind seeing him and Soszynski go at it.

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  • MCM says:

    meant to say “walking through”, not “thought”

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Tim boestch is a classic case of a Jason Lambert-big thick-willing to fight-yet unwilling to advance

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