LinkRound 1 - Referee Marcos Rosales in charge of the light heavyweight contest. Brown feigns a few jabs. Boetsch with a low kick. Boetsch kicks to the body, then a front kick. Brwon with his hands low. Boetsch lands a right hand and scampers away. Boetsch bullrushes into a takedown, but Brown defends well. Knees traded inside as Boetsch pins Brown against the cage. Boetsch drives a few right hands into the ribs. Brwon tries to spin off, but Boetsch pushes him back to the cage. Brown drops to the floor, but Boetsch pushes him against the cage. Brown stands back up, but Boetsch just smothering him on the cage. Brown finally spins free, but Boetsch tags him with a combo. Brown is wobbles. Boetsch lets him off the hook and moves into clinch. They break briefly, but they return to the clinch quickly. This time it's Brown on the outside. He stalls there, and Rosales restarts it. Brown lands a high kick and then kick to the legs. Brown with a spinning backfist. Boetsch front kick to the face. Boetsch tries to hip toss Brown but misses. Fun series. Slow action in the final seconds, and MMAjunkie.com sees the first for Boetsch, 10-9.
Round 2 - Brown jabs early and misses with a wide hook before moving into the clinch. Double underhooks for Brown, but he's really just pressing into the cage. Boetsch lands an uppercut to the gut. They break the stalemate one minutes in. Traded jabs. Boetsch lands to the body. Brown jabs again and kicks to the leg. Boetsch moving his head well and creating angles, but this is not a firefight. Boetsch leads with a knee. Brown breathing heavily. Brown with a lazy kick that's held momentarily by Boetsch. Boos through the arena. Boetsch moves into the clinch behind a knee. There only momentarily. Boetsch kicks to the thigh. Brown lands a nice head kick. Jabs by both. Brown with an outside leg kick. Boetsch light and moving around. Brown working a jab but little else. Crescent kick from Brown, who looks comfortable. Right hand from Brown. Boetsch grabs his eye, and he's cut above the left eye. It's a slow round, and MMAjunkie.com sees it for Brown, 10-9.
Round 3 - Brown takes the center. Boetsch misses with a high kick. Brown moving his hands around quite a bit. Boetsch kicks the legs. Boetsch telegraphs a takedown and Brown just steps away. Brown moves into the clinch one minute in. Boetsch spins away and they break. Jabs traded. Boetsch ducks in for a single leg and gets it. Boetsch briefly holds an arm-triangle choke from the top, but he lets it go. Brown backs up to the cage, and Boetsch wraps his left arm around the neck. Boetsch can't get the choke, but he is on top. Brown scrambles underneath, but Boetsch controls the head from north-south. He spins to the side, and Brown works back to his feet. They break with a little less than two minutes. Right for Boetsch and his cut has opened back up. Not in the eye though Brown's right cheek marked up. Brown sticks with the jab, but not much zip there. Boetsch using combinations. Not terribly powerful but scoring points. Brown into the clinch, and Rosales doesn't let it stay there long. Driving double-leg from Boetsch lands and probably seals the fight. Brown with guard underneath, but there's not much time, Punches from the top until the bell, and MMAjunkie.com gives the round to Boetsch, 10-9, as well as the fight, 29-28. Tim Boetsch def. Todd Brown via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).