via Esther Lin
Tim Boetsch defeats Yushin Okami by TKO. The stoppage came at :54 in the third round.
Tim Boetsch landed an early leg kick and straight right hand. Okami with a straight left that landed flush. Tim responded with a high left kick. A beautiful jab from Okami backed Boetsch up. Another and Boetsch put his back against the cage. One of the jabs opened a cut on Tim's cheek. Tim attempted to keep distance with teeps. Boetsch dropped for a takedown but Okami stepped out. Okami's boxing looked incredibly crisp early in the first. Two kicks to the body land for Tim Boetsch as does a leg kick. Okami with a head kick with may be the first time he's gone high with a kick in his UFC career. Boetsch countered with an overhand right but ate a heavy knee to the body as the first round ended.
Tim Boetsch's cheeks were both cut as the second round began. Okami landed several straight punches before another heavy kick to the body. Boetsch clinched up but was muscled around the cage by the much stronger Okami. Okami dropped for the takedown but fell into a guillotine. Okami did well to survive allowing Boetsch to burn out his arms. Okami worked to pass to side control and set up a double wrist lock. Okami used the submission to pass to mount and threw punches to an arm triangle attempt. Dominant second round by Yushin Okami.
The two fighters clinched to open the final round trading in the clinch. Tim Boetsch pushes forward with kicks and Okami is moving backwards. Boetsch kept the pressure and knocked Yushin Okami out with a ridiculous uppercut. Okami was OUT COLD!
This was arguably one of the biggest comebacks in UFC history. It was also a huge upset. Tim Boetsch came back from adversity to steal the win in the final round.