by Jeff Cain – MMAWeekly.com
Matt “The Hammer” Hamill defeated Tim Boetsch by TKO at UFC Fight Night 13, his third TKO victory in his five Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts.
Coming off the controversial decision loss to Michael Bisping at UFC 75 in England, Hamill did not want to go to a decision against Boetsch and leave it in the hands of the judges.
“I’ve learned my lesson in my fight with Bisping,” Hamill told MMAWeekly.com. “I can not leave it to the judges.”
Discussing the fight, the Ohio native commented, “That was a hard, hard fight. I just wanted to finish it before the third round and get it over with because I knew the first round was real close. I didn’t want to go anywhere near the third round. I just wanted to finish him.”
The opportunity to finish Boetsch came one minute into the second round. Sensing Boetsch fading, Hamill poured on the ground and pound until the referee was forced to intervene.
“When I looked at Tim’s eyes, he seemed like he was open, so I just pounded and pounded trying to finish him up,” he said.
The win over Tim Boetsch improved Hamill’s professional and UFC record to 4-1 with his only defeat being by split decision to Michael Bisping.
There has been no word yet from the UFC on what it plans next for Hamill.