Thiago Silva set to face off against Tim Boetsch at UFC 117Posted on May 5, 2010, 11:59 AM by Daniel Cassidy
Despite habing been released by UFC less than a year ago, Tim Boetsch was all set to make his octagon return against Jason Brilz at UFC 114, however with Brilz confirming he'll take Forrest Griffin's place as Antonio Rogerio Nogueira's opponent, Boetsch was left without a fight, with no doubt several months of opponent specific training gone to waste. However, the always game Brazilian Thiago Silva was quick to offer a sollution.
The match will be Silva's first since his decision loss to Rashad Evans back at UFC 108. In the bout, Rashad dominated the first two rounds with effective wrestling, where as the third saw the wrestler gas, allowing Silva to drop him with a big right hand, and almost tko him, however Evans managed to hold on, costing Silva the fight. His only other loss is to current lightheavyweight champ Lyoto Machida. His overal record is 14-2, and he holds notable wins over James Irvin, Houston Alexander and Keith Jardine.
Boetsch himself holds a record of 11-3, his biggest win came against David Heath. Dueing his previous term with UFC, he was released after ammasing a record of 2-2 inside the cage. Since being dropped, he has one both fights to date.