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TIM BOETSCH STEPS UP AGAIN FOR UFC

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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.

Boetsch made a very impressive debut for the UFC just earlier this month, finishing David Heath in the first round. He took the bout on extremely short notice when Heath’s original opponent dropped out due to injury.

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=5686&zoneid=3

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Damn, beat me to it Babalu. I don't know about you guys, but I'm more excited for this match up! I don't want to see Hamil lose again, but I want to see Tim win again.

Post #2   2/12/08 9:51:30PM   

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At least this time he has about a month and a half to get ready for the fight, not just 10 days. I can't wait to see what this guy can do with a full couple of months to get ready though.

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oh lord this is soooo cool, but sooooo bad. i don't want either of them to lose... and this is gon be hella hard to pick

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Posted by D0wnUnd6e6r

oh lord this is soooo cool, but sooooo bad. i don't want either of them to lose... and this is gon be hella hard to pick



Yeah, this is another tough fight to pick. Both fighters are good wrestlers. I guess I give the edge to Tim in striking, yet Hamil has improved his striking. Hamil will be prepared for those front kicks and will more than likely grab himself a single leg and be looking for takedowns all night. I think this fight will go to a decision.

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Great fight ! 2 Excellent Wrestlers in Tim Boetsch and Matt Hamill. Tim with 4 State Titles in High School and Matt Hamill with a Silver medal in the Olympics. I think Matt takes the Unanimous Decision via better wrestling and crisper more powerful strikes.

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I like Hamill but WAR BOETSCH!!! I think Hamill will stand and trade with Boetsch and Boetsh is going to be hard to hold down on the ground. I think this might go the distance though.

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WAR WAR WAR!!!

This is going to be a slugfest!! Both can bang on the feet and are exciting strikers. Matt with his dirty boxing and Tim with his power. This is going to be a WAR!!! I don't know who to pick though

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i got hamil by decsion and egar vs gray better be on the main card !

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Should be a good fight, but not in Matt's best interest IMO.

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If I had to pick right now it would be Hamill by UD. I like both of these guys so I'm hoping for a slugfest with some nice takedowns.

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Posted by Rush

Should be a good fight, but not in Matt's best interest IMO.



when i first read your comment, it was like WTF??
but then after thinking, i kinda agree with you. It's as close to a no win situation for Hamill as there is. If Hamill wins, he beats an unproven(yes, even with the win against Heath) fighter who not many people know about. If he loses, that's two in a row, plus losing to someone a lot of people are unsure of.
At least Bonnar was a known commodity. But that is not to say that Boetsch is a solid fighter. It's just more the unknown than anything.
Definate potential for FOTN though....

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I think Boetsch can take this. He has a well decorated wrestling background and he has the advantage in strikes. Hard fight to pick

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This is pure WARage

Great replacement, IMO makes it a better fight, only Soku would have been as good if not better, but both beat the Bonnar matchup

I hope this stays on the main card now, sadly Edgar VS Maynard will stay as a prelim, but there should be some quick fights so some prelims will be shown (i see that one going long tho so unlikely to be seen, we can always watch it after the event)

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