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UFC 208 live blog: Jacare Souza vs. Tim Boetsch

Jacare Souza and Tim Boetsch will square off on the UFC 208 main card Saturday night.
Jacare Souza and Tim Boetsch will square off on the UFC 208 main card Saturday night.
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This is the UFC 208 live blog for Jacare Souza vs. Tim Boetsch, a middleweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Souza, who has won four of his past five fights, will face Boetsch, who has won two of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 208 live blog below.

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Round 1: Referee for this one is Dan Miragliotta. They touch gloves. Front kick to the body from Jacare. He's holding the center, tracking Boetsch's movements around him. Nice right hand from Jacare, who was setting up a takedown attempt, which Boetsch thwarts. Now they tango across the cage, they are locked for a full rotation, and Jacare slips in a punch on the break. Leg kick from Boetsch. He continues to circle. Jacare continues to stalk. A left hand from Jacare, and Boetsch with a big counter which clipped Souza! He's okay, but some life there from the crowd and the Barbarian. Now Jacare ducks down and takes Boetsch off his feet along the fence. HE goes right to side control, and this is a bad spot for Boetsch. Jacare maneuvering and now into mount. He shifts and goes for a Kimura...and he's got that working! There's the tap! First finish of the night. It's Jacare coming through with a first round submission. Great stuff for a guy who didn't want to put up with any unnecessary hazards in a "stay busy" kind of fight.

UFC 208 official results: Ronaldo Souza def. Tim Boetsch via submission (Kimura) at 3:41 of R1

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