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UFC 172 results: Luke Rockhold finishes Tim Boetsch, calls out Vitor Belfort

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Luke Rockhold wasted little time getting down to business on Saturday night.

The former Strikeforce middleweight champion got Tim Boetsch into a leg triangle early in their UFC 172 fight at the Baltimore Arena.

And while the veteran Boetsch didn't tap from that one, the positional advantage did help set up the finish.


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Rockhold transitioned into a Kimura and got the tap. The time was 2:08.

That reverse triangle is my bread and butter," Rockhold said. "Anyone who knows my jiu-jitsu game knows I came it at from crazy angles. It opened things up for the Kimura.

With the victory, the American Kickboxing Academy fighter has now won 11 of his past 12 bouts. The lone loss was a knockout at the hands of Vitor Belfort, a fact Rockhold hasn't forgotten.

"Obviously, I want to get back, I want a title shot," Rockhold said. "I want to earn it, I don't want it given to me. Vitor, I want my rematch."