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UFC 172 live blog: Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch

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Luke Rockhold aims for his second straight win at UFC 172 on Saturday night.
Luke Rockhold aims for his second straight win at UFC 172 on Saturday night.
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This is the UFC 172 live blog for Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch, a middleweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Md.

Rockhold, who is 1-1 with his UFC career, will face Boetsch, who has won three of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 172 live blog below.


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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