Former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold, was forced to withdraw from his upcoming UFC 166 bout with Tim Boetsch. Wednesday night on “UFC Tonight,” UFC officials announced that C.B. Dollaway (pictured) will be replacing the injured Rockhold to face Boetsch in the final fight on the preliminary card of the event.
By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA
UFC officials announced Wednesday on “UFC Tonight” that C.B. Dollaway will be replacing an injured Luke Rockhold at UFC 166. Dollaway will now face Rockhold’s original opponent in Tim Boetsch at UFC 166 in October.
Dollaway (13-4), who has earned a 7-4 record in the UFC since his time on “The Ultimate Fighter 7,” is coming into the fight after two consecutive wins. His fight against Boetsch will be his second fight in 2013.
Tim Boetsch (16-6) is coming off two straight losses. Prior to those, he had earned four consecutive victories including a win over Hector Lombard and a TKO victory over Yushin Okami.
The fight between Boetsch and Dollaway will fill the bout’s original slot as the final fight on the night’s preliminary card, which airs on FOX Sports 1.
UFC 166 will take place October 19 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main card will feature a rubber match between heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, and Junior Dos Santos, as well as a much-anticipated heavyweight bout between Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson.Tags: cb dollaway, Luke Rockhold, mma, MMA NEWS, tim boetsch, ufc, UFC 166, ufc news