Chances are a lot of people are overlooking Dollaway since he typically flies under the radar and isn’t beloved by any stretch of imagination. However, “The Doberman” has looked good in his last two tilts – decision wins over Daniel Sarafian and Jason Miller – and isn’t likely to get out-wrestled by Boetsch. Rather, “The Barbarian” could be the one on his back more often than not, struggling in the past against solid grapplers. He’s also dealing with the added pressure of losses in his last two Octagon appearances. Unless Boestch truly rises to the occasion, he may be on his way out into the world of WSOF/Bellator negotiations. In the end, expect Dollaway to grind out an ugly decision. / PREDICTION: C.B. Dollaway def. Tim Boetsch via Split Decision
The main card for UFC 166 may have fans salivating but let’s not forget about the excellent undercard efforts destined to highlight Saturday night’s show. The preliminary portion of the lineup boasts eight bouts including a few sure to be featured towards the top of a Fight Night event such as Sarah Kaufman-Jessica Eye, Tim Boetsch-C.B. Dollaway, and Hector Lombard-Nate Marquardt. In general, the talent involved is Texas-sized to say the least, giving MMA enthusiasts plenty of reason to tune in early this weekend and enjoy the action unfolding inside the Octagon.
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