Tim Boetsch vs. Dan Henderson Elevated to UFC New Orleans Headliner

May 4, 2015
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The UFC Fight Night 68 card in New Orleans got a facelift on Monday with a middleweight bout between Tim Boetsch and Dan Henderson being elevated to the main event.

The June 6 card was without a main event for about a week after Daniel Cormier was pulled from the original headlining bout with Ryan Bader. That happened after UFC officials decided to indefinitely suspend and strip now-former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones of his belt last week. With Jones out of his title defense against Anthony Johnson, the promotion slotted Cormier in his place in a battle for what is now the vacant 205-pound title.

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Tim Boetsch vs Dan Henderson Poster 750Boetsch vs. Henderson was already a feature bout on the main card, but takes top billing when there was no suitable replacement to face Bader, who is one of the top contender’s in the light heavyweight division. In announcing the new headliner, UFC officials said that Bader’s next fight would be addressed on a future card, but did not say if he might get a shot at the winner of Johnson vs. Cormier.

In addition to Boetsch vs. Henderson as the new headliner, the UFC made a heavyweight battle between Ben Rothwell and Matt Mitrione the co-main event for the New Orleans fight card. The event will take place on June 6 at the Smoothie King Center.

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  • snapdad

    this really isn’t main event material, but its much better than watching mighty mouse fight for 5 rounds.

    • Joe Dog

      These two have 3 wins total in their last 12 fights combined. Main event? B.S.

  • Sir_Roy

    Say what you want about Dan … win, lose or draw, fact he’s still in the game at the top level and still relatively dangerous, speaks wonders about the caliber of fighter and the career this man has had.

  • shakejunt

    that’s rough, dan should hang em up if he loses again.

  • KJK

    Old bull vs younger bull….here’s to hoping Tim runs to the ring and Dan walks!

  • Joe Dog

    Dan Henderson is a UFC poster child. Sad that the UFC continues to exploit him. He will soon be a poster child for pugilistic dementia. Should have quit years ago. Sad.


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