UFC 155 Play-by-Play: Tim Boetsch vs. Costa Philippou

December 26, 2012
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Tim Boetsch vs. Costa Philippou

Round 1:  They touch gloves.  Boetsch moving forward.  Philippou circles on the outside. Boetsch clinches and works for a takedown.  He delivers knees to the body of Philippou.  Boetsch secures the takedown.  Philippou wall-walks to get back to his feet.  They exchange knees to the body.  Philippou lands short punches.  Boetsch lands a knee to the body.  Philippou does the same and separates.  Boetsch delivers an inside leg kick.  Philippou lands a right hand.  Boetsch moves in and Philippou lands an uppercut.  Boetsch clinches.  They separate but Boetsch works for a takedown and gets it.  A minute remains in the round.  Boetsch works inside Philippou’s guard.  The referee stands them up.  Philippou delivers a kick to the body.  Philippou lands a combination and backs away.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Boetsch.

Round 2: Boetsch lands a left hand.  He paws with his jab.  Boetsch clinches and presses Philippou against the fence.  Philippou pushes him away but Boetsch is back on him.  Boetsch lands a knee to the body and separates.  They clash heads and Boetsch is cut. Boetsch works for a takedown but Philippou defends it.  Boetsch lands a right hand, knocking Philippou’s mouth piece out.  Boetsch gets poked in the eye and the referee  calls in a doctor to check his eye.  Boetsch says he’s okay and the fight is restarted.  Philippou presses forward.  Boetsch goes for a takedown but Philippou defends it.  Boetsch pulls guard.  Philippou works in Boetsch’s full guard.  Philippou lands right hands and elbows.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Philippou.

Round 3: Boetsch dives for a takedown, but Philippou stuffs it.  Between rounds, Boetsch said he’s having trouble seeing.  Philippou lets Boetsch up.  Boetsch goes for a takedown.  Philippou fends it off and lets Boetsch up.  Boetsch works for a takedown and Philippou defends it.  He lands a hammer fists followed by punches.  The referee tells Boetsch to fight back.  Boetsch does not and the referee stops the fight.

The official time of the stoppage was 2:11 of the third round.

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