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UFC Fight Night 13: Matt Hamill vs. Tim Boetsch

matt hamill vs tim boetsch ufc fight night 13
We threw out the idea last night off the cuff and the brass at Zuffa headquarters ran with our idea.

Not really ... but it's a nice thought.

Tim Boetsch (7-1) will step-up once again on short notice to replace the injured Stephan Bonnar and fight Matt Hamill at UFC Fight Night 13 on April 2 from the Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, Colo., according to

Bonnar was scratched from the card because of a serious left knee ligament tear that will keep him out of action for at least six months.

That opens the door for Boetsch once again and there's no reason not to think that he might just blast the damn thing off the hinges like he did against David Heath at UFC 81: "Breaking Point" on February 2.

It was he Octagon debut for which he had less than two weeks to prepare when Tomasz Drwal went down with a knee injury at the last minute.

Boetsch filled in and put on a dominating performance against Heath, tossing him around the eight-sided cage and basically having his way with the tough UFC veteran until the referee called a halt to the action late in round one.

Hamill is coming off of his first career loss against Michael Bisping at UFC 75: "Champion vs. Champion" in September 2007 via controversial split decision. He was supposed to get an instant rematch; however, Hamill underwent minor surgery on his knee and, in the meantime, "The Count" decided to drop down to middleweight.

The former contestant on season three of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) is an accomplished wrestler who will more than likely test Boetsch's ground skills -- something we didn't get to witness during the "Breaking Point" pay-per-view (PPV).

Color me curious ... it's nice light heavyweight match up.

For the latest UFC Fight Night 13 fight card click here.

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