Tim Boetsch Finishes Johny Hendricks with Strikes (UFC Oklahoma City Results)

Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch proved too much for former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks on Saturday, finishing “Big Rig” by TKO early in the second round of the UFC Fight Night 112 co-main event.

Hendrick’s fight week started off on the wrong foot when he missed weight on Friday at the official weigh-in. Weight cutting issued plagued his welterweight career and followed him to the 185-pound division.

Boetsch mixed up his offensive attack with leg kicks, front kicks to the body and combinations with his hands. Hendricks tried to presser Boetsch, but Boetsch’s utilized his kicks to keep Hendricks on the outside. Hendricks threw heavy punches but wasn’t able to find his range.

In the second frame, Boetsch went high with a kick that staggered Hendricks. He closed the distance and unloaded uppercuts until Hendricks crumbled under the pressure. Hendricks went to a knee and Boetsch continues landing shots and the referee stepped in to stop save Hendricks from absorbing any more damage.

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“I was very excited when I got the call to fight Johny. I knew that I would have to really step up my training, you know, a former world champion,” said Boetsch after the second-round finish. “You definitely don’t get a safe feeling being in the cage with him. That left hand just missed my face a couple of times. I knew I definitely didn’t want to take that. It was such an honor to fight him.”

The win was Boetsch’s third finish in his last four outings. He opted to not call anyone out as his next opponent but made it clear that he’s willing to face anyone.

“I’m the type of guy that will take whomever they send my way.  I feel like I’m getting better every fight, so let’s keep it going as long as we can,” said the 36-year-old. 

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Tim Boetsch Takes Out former Champ Johny Hendricks (UFC Oklahoma City Fight Highlights)

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Check out Tim Boetsch as he knocks out former welterweight champ Johny Hendricks at UFC Fight Night 112: Chiesa vs. Lee on Sunday in Oklahoma City, Okla.

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Kevin Lee Scores Controversial Submission Win Over Michael Chiesa (UFC Oklahoma City Results)

Kevin Lee scored a controversial submission victory over Michael Chiesa at UFC Fight Night 112 on Sunday in Oklahoma City, Okla.

There had been a lot of beef between Lee and Chiesa leading up to their main event bout, mostly stemming from a trash-talking incident at a press conference that turned physical with Lee punching Chiesa.

Chiesa opened the fight strong, landing a couple stinging left hands early on before forcing Lee to the canvas. Lee, however, quickly regained his feet and slammed Chiesa to the canvas.

Chiesa was immediately attacking from his back, putting Lee in a triangle hold, but was unsuccessful in his attacks. Lee emerged from a scramble on Chiesa’s back, locking in a body triangle, and softening him up with punches to the head and face. 

Chiesa continued to work, twice getting to his feet and trying to slam Lee off of his back, but Lee wouldn’t be deterred. He stayed glued to Chiesa’s back, punching until he felt an opening for the rear-naked choke. It was late in the round, the choke went in deep, but Chiesa was working to defend. 

As Lee kept cranking on the choke, Chiesa briefly removed his hands from Lee’s arm and when he did referee Mario Yamasaki stopped the fight.

Chiesa immediately protested, as he never tapped. As soon as Yamasaki halted the fight, Chiesa was wide awake arguing with him over the stoppage. 

It wasn’t the way that Lee wanted to get the victory, but he also felt that the fight wasn’t going to take a turn.

“I did whatever I wanted. I wasn’t ever in danger. It was just gonna be four more rounds of that. If he wants to do it again, we can, but it was going to be four more rounds of that, and he damn sure didn’t want me standing up,” said Lee.

“It was coming anyway. I didn’t feel the tap. I didn’t see the tap. I never do. I just stopped because Mario told me to.”

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Chiesa, of course, believed he wasn’t out of the fight and was doing what he needed to do to try and turn the tide. With only 23 seconds left in the fight, and without any imminent danger of physical damage, it’s hard to deny Chiesa’s argument.

“I was just trying to gut it out, elbow down, scramble out,” he said after the fight. “I’m not going to say any choice things about officiating. But Kevin, I will see you in December in Detroit for the rematch. Let’s keep the hype alive.”

Lee, however, would prefer to move on to more highly ranked opponents, despite being open to rematching Chiesa.

“I want Khabib, man, in December in Detroit,” said Lee, although he left the door open for Chiesa. “If Khabib don’t want it then Mike can get it in Detroit.”

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UFC Fight Night 112: Chiesa vs. Lee Gate and Attendance from Oklahoma City

The Ultimate Fighting Championship released the UFC Fight Night 112: Chiesa vs. Lee gate and attendance numbers following Saturday’s event in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 7,605 spectators attended the event at the Chesapeake Energy Arena generating gate receipts totaling $549,302.

Those in attendance witnessed Kevin Lee‘s performance be overshadowed by an early stoppage by referee Mario Mazzagatti in the fight card’s main event. Lee was working to finish a rear-naked choke late in the opening rouUFC Fight Night Chiesa vs Lee Fight Posternd against Michael Chiesa. Chiesa stopped fighting the choke with 30 seconds left in the round. Chiesa didn’t go unconscious and didn’t tap causing an otherwise solid performance by Lee to end in controversy. Despite the questionable stoppage, Lee earned a Performance of the Night bonus for his efforts.

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Tim Boetsch dispatched of former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks in the second frame of the co-main event with a head kick followed by a series of uppercuts. It was one of four stoppages on the fight card.

Former two-division champion B.J. Penn fought for the second time since coming out of retirement in January. He was defeated by Dennis Siver by unanimous decision and the fight could have been his last Octagon appearance. The loss was Penn’s fifth consecutive defeat.

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Controversial Submission and Brutal Knockout Top UFC Oklahoma City Bonuses

A Sunday night event in Oklahoma City, Okla., may not sound like anything to write home about, but several fighters on the UFC Fight Night 112 card certainly made watching worth while. 

Chief among those fighters were the main and co-main event winners, Kevin Lee and Tim Boetsch.

Lee’s technical submission victory over Michael Chiesa may have been controversial in how the finish came about, but his stellar performance in the headliner against such a highly ranked contender earned one of four Performance of the Night bonuses. 

Officials decided to forego the Fight of the Night award.

Tim BoetschLikewise, Boetsch earned a significant notch in his belt with a knockout victory over former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. He also earned a Performance bonus.

Though his NFL dreams didn’t quite pan out, Dominick Reyes made an immediate splash in his UFC debut. He knocked out Joachim Christensen just 29 seconds into their bout on Sunday night, which secured one of the $50,000 bonus checks. 

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Rounding out the bonus winners was preliminary card fighter Jeremy Kimball, who took out Josh Stansbury less than a minute and a half into their fight.

UFC Fight Night 112 Performance of the Night Bonus Winners

  • Kevin Lee
  • Tim Boetsch
  • Dominick Reyes
  • Jeremy Kimball

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Kevin Lee’s Controversial Submission Victory (UFC Oklahoma City Fight Highlights)

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Check out Kevin Lee’s controversial submission victory over Michael Chiesa at UFC Fight Night 112: Chiesa vs. Lee on Sunday in Oklahoma City, Okla.

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Twitter Rips Referee Mario Yamasaki After UFC Oklahoma City Main Event Stoppage

The UFC Fight Night 112 main event ended in controversy on Saturday when referee Mario Yamasaki stepped in and prematurely stopped the lightweight bout between Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee.

Lee was working to finish a rear-naked choke and Chiesa was initially fighting the submission attempt. He stopped fighting the choke, but did not tap or go unconscious. Yamasaki stopped the fight anyway, and social media exploded with reactions.

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Kevin Lee and Tony Ferguson Get into Heated Exchange on UFC Oklahoma Post Show

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Following his UFC Fight Night 112 main event win over Michael Chiesa, Kevin Lee and No. 2 ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson exchanged words during the event’s Post Show. Watch the back-and-forth verbal jabs.

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Michael Chiesa: Mario Yamasaki Should Crawl in a Whole; He Should Never Officiate Again

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If only given the chance, Michael Chiesa insists that he would have gotten out of Kevin Lee’s fight-ending rear-naked choke at UFC Fight Night 112: Chiesa vs. Lee on Sunday in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Chiesa was given the chance for a short time, but his chance ended abruptly when referee Mario Yamasaki stopped the fight even though Chiesa did not tap out to the choke. 

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Yamasaki’s decision left Chiesa beside himself. He said on the post-fight show on FS1 that he and his team are going to try and appeal the outcome, but declared that Yamasaki should not ever be allowed to step in the cage to ref a fight again.

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UFC Fight Night 112 Bonuses: Kevin Lee Earns $50,000 For Controversial Submission

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has dished out their bonuses for the Fight Night 112 card. In the main event, Kevin Lee scored a controversial submission victory over Michael Chiesa in Oklahoma City. “The Motown Phenom” racked up $50,000 in a “Performance of the Night” bonus. Tim Boetsch also earned a bonus for his TKO […]