Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 12/29/12
A middleweight shootout between Constantinos Philippou (Pictured) and Tim Boetsch was the third bout to air in Saturday’s “UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II” pay-per-view broadcast. Please click HERE to catch our live results and play-by-play coverage. MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada is hosting tonight’s festivities. The show is headlined by a heavyweight title tilt between reigning champion Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez. Betting Line: Favorite (-) Underdog (+) Costa Philippou -120 Tim Boetsch -110 Here is the play-by-play from Boetsch vs. Philippou: 1stRound: Boetsch clinches him against the cage. Philippou gets right back up. Solid right overhand by Philippou. He follows up with an uppercut as Boetsch charges forward. Boetsch lands a takedown in the center of the Octagon and has one minute to work. They get stood up due to inactivity. Philippou lands a couple of solid punches against the fence. Boetsch knocks him down with a front kick to the chest. 2ndRound: Boetsch working hard for a takedown against the fence. He tags Philippou with a knee to the stomach. Blood is dripping down the center of Boetsch’s face from an accidental headbutt. Boetsch’s right hand might be broken and that’s why he’s so determined to drag this scrap to the ground. Boetsch takes an accidental eye poke and time is called. Game on. Boetsch pulls guard. 3rdRound: Boetsch shoots from across the cage and Philippou greets him with a right hand. Boetsch pulls guard and Philippou lets him back up. Boetsch’s face is gushing blood. Boetsch is pretty much defenseless: he can’t see from the eye poke and blood and his right haymaker is likely busted. Philippou is pounding on him and the fight is called. Official Result: Constantinos Philippou Defeated Tim Boetsch TKO (Punches) at 2:11 in the 3rdRound
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