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Weekend Results: Fred Ettish Puts Demons to Rest

It took over fifteen years, but UFC 2 competitor Fred Ettish notched his first career victory over the weekend at a local card in Brainerd, Minn.

The 53-year-old Ettish, who faced ridicule in his previous and only MMA fight, forced submission Saturday by pounding out the much younger and heavier Kyle Fletcher at 3:20 of the first round at a Cage Fighting Xtreme event promoted by UFC welterweight Brock Larson.

Ettish (1-1) entered the fight seeking redemption for a 3:07 loss at UFC 2 in March 1994.

"There's a lot of unsettledness within me that's been there every since UFC 2, and I've tried stuffing it down," Ettish told FanHouse last Thursday. "I've tried working through it, I've tried a number of things to deal with the unsettledness of how I feel from what happened at UFC 2 and I haven't been successful putting it away so I came to the conclusion there's only one way to put that stuff to rest and that is to go out and actually perform up to my capabilities which I did not do the first time at all."

Boetsch Wins King of the Cage Debut

Fighting outside of the UFC for the first time since August 2007, Tim Boetsch (9-3) finished fellow IFL veteran Aaron Stark with a guillotine choke in the main event of King of the Cage "Thunderstruck" in Everett, Washington.

Stark attempted a takedown off a Boetsch kick, but Boetsch sprawled and applied a guillotine choke in closed guard for the win in the second round.

Boetsch is best known for his dominant UFC debut at UFC 81 where he threw David Heath with ease against the cage before finishing him with strikes in the first round. Boetsch holds a 2-2 record with the UFC and was released in March after his UFC 96 loss to Jason Brilz.

Fickett Drops Five In a Row

Drew Fickett (36-13), who in 2005 and 2006 was a top level fighter for the UFC and just a year ago was scheduled to meet Jake Shields for the EliteXC title, suffered his fifth straight loss Saturday and has now loss eight of his last 10 fights.

Fickett, competing at 180 pounds, was stopped 28 seconds into the fight by the 184-pound Freddy Sandoval, Jr. at Rage in the Cage 133 in Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M.

In the main event, UFC veteran Edwin Dewees (36-13) won via rear-naked choke submission in 56 seconds over Eric McElroy.

Ruediger Records Fourth Straight Submission

The Ultimate Fighter 5 contestant and former WEC lightweight champion Gabe Ruediger (14-5) submitted Wander Braga with a second-round guillotine choke Saturday at Call to Arms 2 in Ontario, Calif.

Ruediger is 4-0 in 2009 with all wins coming by way of chokes.

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