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UFC 205 results: Tim Boetsch earns first-round finish over Rafael Natal

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Sometimes, Tim Boetsch ends up on the wrong end of things in his fights. Sometimes, he dishes out carnage. Either way, his fights are usually memorable.

Saturday night, things went the veteran middleweight's way. The Maine native put on a violent display at New York's Madision Square Garden, earning a knockout victory of Rafael Natal at UFC 205.

The time of the stoppage was 3:22 of the first round, giving him his 11th UFC victory in his 20th UFC fight.

"I've been fighting in the UFC and that sword's been getting sharp," Boetsch (20-10) said. "Let's see what we can do."

Boetsch clipped Natal with the first punch of the fight and opened a cut over his left eye. Boetsch kept on the pressure and landed a big, looping right hand which landed right on the button and dropped Natal. Three punches later, the fight was waved off.

"He went down pretty hard," said Boetsch, who has not had a fight go the distance, win or lose, since 2013."The cage slowed him down a little bit, I put it right on the button and finished him off."

Natal (21-8-1), a Brazilian based in New York City, has dropped two straight fights.