Luke Rockhold, Tim Boetsch Booked for Middleweight Showdown at UFC 166 in Houston
and Tim Boetsch
will square off in a middleweight duel at
UFC officials confirmed the booking to ESPN.com on Wednesday. UFC
166 takes place Oct. 19 at Houston’s Toyota Center and is headlined
by a heavyweight title rubber match between Cain
Velasquez and Junior dos
Santos. The pay-per-view card will also see Roy Nelson
Cormier, while Hector
Lombard drops to 170 pounds for a welterweight showdown with
Rockhold, 28, enters into his confrontation with Boetsch coming off
his first loss in more than five years. The former Strikeforce
champion made his UFC debut on May 18, suffering a first-round
knockout courtesy of a Vitor
Belfort wheel kick at UFC on FX 8. Rockhold won the Strikeforce
belt from Ronaldo
Souza in 2011 and defended the title twice, besting Keith
Jardine and Tim Kennedy
before the promotion folded earlier this year.
Boetsch has lost back-to-back fights, most recently relinquishing a
unanimous decision to Mark Munoz on
July 6 at UFC 162. “The Barbarian” dropped to middleweight in 2011
and rattled off four straight wins prior to hitting his recent
skid, topping the likes of Yushin Okami
Lombard before sustaining a third-round technical knockout at
the hands of the hard-hitting Costas
Philippou this past December at UFC 155.
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