Boetsch ends Lombard's streak, wins split decision at UFC 149

by Mike Chiappetta | source:

Hector Lombard's long unbeaten streak is over. The UFC newcomer came in having not tasted defeat in his last 25 fights, but he left with the bitter taste in his mouth after his UFC 149 co-main event with Tim Boetsch.

The slow-paced fight saw little in the way of significant strikes, but Boetsch seemed to at least control the pace, and two of the judges felt he did enough to earn the decision. They scored it 29-28 for Boetsch while the third scored it for Lombard 29-28, giving Boetsch the upset win.

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Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch Vs. Hector Lombard
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 15-4-0
Team Barbarian Fight Team
Name Hector Lombard <a href=Hector Lombard" />
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 31-2-1
Tim Boetsch defeated Hector Lombard by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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Proteus The Invincible site profile image  

7/23/12 6:23 AM by Proteus The Invincible

That was a very strange and extremely boring fight, but still, that decision is ridiculous. Tim basically did nothing throughout the entire fight. At least Lombard landed a few good strikes and secured one powerful takedown.

stonepony site profile image  

7/23/12 5:50 AM by stonepony

Good analysis. That was my impression. It's like somebody going through a whole camp to prepare for Anderson Silva, only for Anderson to come out doing nothing but wrestling... Lomard was gassed after the first round. And, he'd thrown a couple punches? He was breathing heavy and his corner was in cardio management mode, telling him to breath.

rosario00 site profile image  

7/22/12 10:33 PM by rosario00

Lombard won but he deserves the loss for fighting tentatively for fear of gassing.. Yet he didn't even pull the trigger at the end

gridlor site profile image  

7/22/12 10:28 PM by gridlor

Lombard didn't even come close to living up to the hype. Even Joe Rogan was running out of excuses for him.

nhbguy site profile image  

7/22/12 10:13 PM by nhbguy

Hector can't be too upset based on his performance, but i have no idea how that fight was scored for Boetsch, who did even less than Lombard. I wonder if judges were influenced by the fact that many people thought Lombard would dominate and ended up scoring rounds for Boetsch because he did better than expected. Lombard shook off Boetsch's takedown attempts, hurt him with the liver kick, scored the only big takedown of the fight, I don't recall Tim ever landing anything significant.Again, it wasn't a good fight and Lombard has only himself to blame, but I still don't see how Boetsch won that fight.

Jumbo Reverse Shrimp site profile image  

7/22/12 10:00 PM by Jumbo Reverse Shrimp

  This was more effective than all of Boetsch's techniques combined. 

Jumbo Reverse Shrimp site profile image  

7/22/12 9:57 PM by Jumbo Reverse Shrimp

  Here's Boetsch maintaining the distance and working his game plan. Brutal low kicks. Aldo would be proud.   

Hardykilledmykitten site profile image  

7/22/12 9:49 PM by Hardykilledmykitten

haha, thanks, likewise.   Hey, I think Hector has tons of potential to win fights and finish them, he just didn't make the attempt last night.  I've enjoyed the hell out of watching him for the last few years.  I was heavily disappointed.  It works the same though for Hector.  It's a big stage. Plain and simple.  He seemed timid to get gassed against a guy who jumps on guys who have been worn down.  He never pulled the trigger, never got tired.  You can see the guy in small glimpes could have possibly knocked Tim into next month.  Maybe not.  Maybe Tim's plan would have succeeded with a blitz.  I just wish I could have seen that fight to find out and to have enjoyed it.    

MRG1 site profile image  

7/22/12 9:01 PM by MRG1

 finally someone else who saw what ACTUALLY happened. voted up, sir.

Hardykilledmykitten site profile image  

7/22/12 8:21 PM by Hardykilledmykitten

Reminds me of very much of Condit/Diaz.  Butthurt for someone to call this even a close fight.  It wasn't.   Oh hey, let me start a thread saying ease off of Lombard, Lombard got robbed, etc.  GTFO.  And then people want to shit on Tim.  Tim Boetch prepared for a highly explosive guy who was going to blitzkrieg him. That guy never showed up once.  Tim was obviously making heavy use of distance makers like the push kick and movement.  In fact Tim followed his gameplan to a t, it just didn't look all that great because it was for a guy with a 26 fight winning streak who was going to rush him.  Bullshit to shit on Tim for his performance.  Boetch initiated practically everything.  /