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.