Boetsch comes back from brink to TKO Okami


Tim Boetsch defeats Yushin Okami by TKO. The stoppage came at :54 in the third round.

Tim Boetsch landed an early leg kick and straight right hand. Okami with a straight left that landed flush. Tim responded with a high left kick. A beautiful jab from Okami backed Boetsch up. Another and Boetsch put his back against the cage. One of the jabs opened a cut on Tim's cheek. Tim attempted to keep distance with teeps. Boetsch dropped for a takedown but Okami stepped out. Okami's boxing looked incredibly crisp early in the first. Two kicks to the body land for Tim Boetsch as does a leg kick. Okami with a head kick with may be the first time he's gone high with a kick in his UFC career. Boetsch countered with an overhand right but ate a heavy knee to the body as the first round ended.

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Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch Vs. Yushin Okami
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Tim Boetsch <a href=Tim Boetsch" />
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 14-4-0
Team Barbarian Fight Team
Name Yushin Okami <a href=Yushin Okami" />
Height 6′ 2″ (187.96 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 26-6-0
Team Wajyutsu Tokyo Hombu
Tim Boetsch def. Yushin Okami via TKO (punches) - Round 3, 0:54


tags: Tim Boetsch (detail)  Yushin Okami (detail)  UFC 144      


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Ocean6 site profile image  

3/12/12 11:45 PM by Ocean6


Nameless1 site profile image  

3/12/12 11:09 PM by Nameless1

Bisbing is scared .

AC Slater site profile image  

3/12/12 9:55 PM by AC Slater

Okami is gonna be SOOO cautious the rest of his UFC career, I'm willing to bet money that he never scores another finish.Credit to Boetsch, I wish every fighter who was getting their shit pushed in for 2 rounds would have the drive and tenacity to lay it all on the line like that. What a comeback, career-defining win for the Barbarian.

DoomFarmer site profile image  

3/12/12 9:27 PM by DoomFarmer

This fight pissed me the fuck off.Good for Botesch though.

LurkingWolf site profile image  

3/12/12 8:24 PM by LurkingWolf


ds1970 site profile image  

2/27/12 12:36 AM by ds1970

Reading these fight threads over again just to see the change in the tone of the posts is always fun.

Wasa-B site profile image  

2/27/12 12:25 AM by Wasa-B

IMO the set back for Okami was that it will hurt his chances to get fight other top MWs. He's never gonna be champ, he's not that good but he can give other top MWs a run.But it happened to Fitch just recently, Kos to Thiago, etc....Okami has been around long enough that he may occasionally get off'd by lesser comp. At least he showed he can dominate in the first 2 rounds standing and on the ground but dam, he's gotta plug them holes.But Okami has already proved he can fight consistently at the top in the US.

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2/27/12 12:14 AM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama

I was screaming my ass off! Haha. Tim is definitely the honorary Rocky of that night.

StretchPlum site profile image  

2/27/12 12:00 AM by StretchPlum

same here

Scramslam site profile image  

2/26/12 8:57 PM by Scramslam

One of my favorite fighters, and I screamed at the TV when he won. My family thought I was crazy.