Tim Boetsch vs. Michael Bisping at UFC 148

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emfleek
3/19/12 12:31:29PM
Verbal agreement has been reached for Michael Bisping to meet Tim Boetsch at UFC 148 on July 7 in Las Vegas.

Boetsch has been calling for a fight with Bisping since his win over Yushin Okami at UFC 144 and he appears to have been granted his wish.

"Bisping's name has been on my agenda for a long time," Boetsch said recently.

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gartface
3/19/12 12:36:14PM
This match is very interesting. It's one of those where my head is telling me one thing and my heart another. I think that Boetsch definitely poses some threats to Bisping, but overall, Michael is a far superior fighter. I hope that Boetsch can get in close and use those throws as well as his great strike angles in the clinch.

DosBox
3/19/12 12:50:03PM
I remember listening to a Boetsch either before or after his fight with Nick Ring saying that out of anybody else at 185 he'd want to fight Bisping - but knew that at the time he probably was popular enough or had enough of a resume to do so.

Looks like he has that chance now, lets see what he can do. Bisping however is incredibly well rounded so it should be tough fight for him.
KungFuMaster
3/19/12 12:53:32PM
I agree Bisping is the better and more polished fighter but I do believe he will suffer the same fate as Okami.
theman209
3/19/12 1:03:53PM
Would rather have seen Bisping v Munoz which makes more sense and had Boetsch face Weidman but if Munoz isn't ready yet, then I suppose this is the fight that made the most sense. Agree that Bisping is the technically superior fighter but so was Okami and look what happened to him. Would love to see Bisping get knocked out the way Okami was being the prick that he is. I suppose the winner will receive a title shot as well..
airkerma
3/19/12 1:22:01PM
This is an awesome fight. I am envisioning a very comfortable Bisping getting caught with the big bomb later in the fight...or perhaps single arm spiked across the cage
mattjonesy
3/19/12 1:22:05PM
hmmm, I dont fancy Boetsch chances to be honest. Hopefully he will throw Bisping around like a rag doll though!
KingCmb
3/19/12 1:27:39PM
being a realist sucks bisping takes it home easy








but dear god if boetsch can pull it off id be elated
Bythar
3/19/12 1:39:58PM
Okami has a better chin than Bisping...

Even so, Bisping decision looks like the most likely outcome.
sparky
3/19/12 1:42:47PM
Bisping will spank Boetsch quite easily imo
Bubbles
3/19/12 1:51:55PM
Bisping is a far better striker than Okami and wouldn't allow Boetsch to bullrush him swinging wildly to connect. His angles are far better and doesnt back straight up like Okami did.

Bisping UD all day
Chael_Sonnen
3/19/12 3:43:14PM
Not excited for this fight.....Bis-bing gets a pass in this fight after a hard fought loss against Chael P.

I changed my mind.....The Barbarian via continuous rag dolls.
machodog76
3/19/12 3:48:32PM
Barbarian by Conan slam!

But in the real world, probably Bisping by UD
rush13
3/19/12 7:03:09PM

Posted by Bubbles

Bisping is a far better striker than Okami and wouldn't allow Boetsch to bullrush him swinging wildly to connect. His angles are far better and doesnt back straight up like Okami did.

Bisping UD all day



Exactly what I say...plus a win doesn't do anything for Bisping.
Cooler
3/20/12 1:02:33AM
Barbarian Bitch Toss by Day Joe Rogan Podcast by Night..All Day
Boo_Radley21
3/20/12 2:56:02AM
I've always like boetsch ever since he put that whippin on that punkass david heath. but even though he took out Okami I can't see him getting by Bisping. and i've never been a fan. mike will be ready for him after seeing what he's capable of all fight long. not to mention bispings a way better and more technical striker than boetsch, gotta say he takes the decision win.
Theoutlaw08
3/20/12 3:03:41PM
Win or lose i bet Bisping calls for a title shot...hes a joke. I hope Boetsch can finish him off.
UFC_Fanatic
3/20/12 8:17:41PM

Posted by Theoutlaw08

Win or lose i bet Bisping calls for a title shot...hes a joke. I hope Boetsch can finish him off.



I don't like Bisping, and would love nothing more than to see him get KTFO/rag-dolled by Boetsch. But, that said, I wouldn't be too terribly upset if he called for a title shot after the fight. Sure, I'll concede that a win over Boetsch doesn't warrant a title shot, however, I believe he should be the guy that is scheduled to fight Silva right not. I think he beat Sonnen, or at the very least, fought to a draw with him, thus warranting a rematch. Still, it is what it is, and as such, I expect Bisping to out point Boetsch all day long en route to a decision. After that, I would like to see him fight somebody like Munoz or Okami. Okami makes more sense I would think since, assuming he beats Boetsch, he is on the winning track, but not actually really making any progress toward the title with the win, and a win over Okami would put him right back in contention for the belt, just like a win over Bisping for Okami could put him back on track for making another run at the belt.
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