UFC 172 took place April 26, 2014 at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. Former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold (12-2) took on the always tough Tim Boetsch (17-7) in a featured main card bout, which aired live on pay-per-view. Catch the video highlights above.
For more on Rockhold's victory, follow the play-by-play by MMAFighting.com's own Chuck Mindenhall.
Round 1: Mario Yamasaki back on duty as the third man. They touch them up. Boetsch changes levels and immediately lands low kick. He shoots in on Rockhold, and for a moment had something baking, but Rockhold thwarts. Boetsch still persisting with the double leg, and Rockhold elbowing his ribs sitting on his head. Rockhold punishing Boetsch's aggression, and now flirting with reverse triangle, now peeling Boetsch's arm off his side for a Kimura. He repositions and now he's got the arm torqued. Boetsch can't hang with it and taps! Beautiful execution from Rockhold. He turned the initial double-leg into a scramble, then into a course of ribs and finally a Kimura.
UFC 172 official results: Luke Rockhold def. Tim Boetsch via submission (kimura) at 2:08 of R1