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UFC Fight Night 68 start time, TV schedule, who is fighting tonight at 'Boetsch vs Henderson'

Check out our full "Fight Day" preview for UFC Fight Night 68: "Boetsch vs Henderson," which takes place tonight (Sat., June 6, 2015) live on FOX Sports 1 from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, La., featuring the middleweight tussle between Tim Boetsch and Dan Henderson.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns stateside this evening (Sat., June 6, 2015) for a run-of-the-mill FOX Sports 1 mixed martial arts (MMA) event as UFC Fight Night 68: "Boetsch vs. Henderson" goes down live from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Catch all the action LIVE with a main card start time of 10 p.m ET (for up-to-date UFC Fight Night 68 results click here).

Below is everything you need to know to stay on top of the Fight Night event in the "Big Easy."

Who: Tim Boetsch vs. Dan Henderson
What: UFC Fight Night 68
When: Sat., June 6, 2015, beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Fight Pass
Where: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
How To Watch: FOX Sports 1 Main card at 10 p.m ET; FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" under card at 8 p.m ET; UFC Fight Pass "Prelims" under card at 7 p.m ET.
Live UFC Fight Night 68 results: Play-by-play coverage stream right here

Why It Matters: Well, to be honest, if you skipped UFC Fight Night 68 in its entirety, you really wouldn't be missing much in the grand scheme of things. The card truly has only one consequential bout -- the heavyweight co-main event pitting No. 13-ranked Matt Mitrione against No. 9-ranked Ben Rothwell -- but there are some enticing fighters to watch such as Dustin Poirier and Francisco Rivera. Ultimately, the main reason to tune in tonight is to witness the legendary MMA veteran Dan Henderson, as he attempts to stave off retirement with a victory over Tim Boetsch in the main event of the evening.

What's Hot: The co-main event is the bout to watch tonight Maniacs. Ben Rothwell and Matt Mitrione have finished a combined five straight fights via knockout, and both men are likely vying for the coveted No. 5 spot in the UFC rankings (see them here). A win for "Big Ben" or "Meathead" could line them up to potentially square off against Stipe Miocic or Andrei Arlovski in a No. 1 contender bout later this year.

What's Not: This card is basically a dumpster fire with an atrocious main event. I would deem UFC Fight Night 68's middleweight feature as the year's worst thus far, but how could we possibly forget the travesty that was Demian Maia vs Ryan LaFlare as the featured bout at UFC Fight Night 62? After getting finished in his last three losses, and losing five of his last six bouts, one would think "Hendo" would be hanging up his gloves for good, and yet he will waltz to the cage once more tonight at 44 years old. Yay?

Original Card vs Actual Card:

You would think that the injury bug must have absolutely laid waste to UFC Fight Night 68 in order to end up with the final product we will witness tonight on FOX Sports 1, but the truth is, not much changed besides the main event.

Daniel Cormier was set to faceoff against Ryan Bader in his hometown tonight, but "DC" stepped up on short notice to defeat Anthony Johnson (see the highlights here) at UFC 187 for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title once Jon Jones was stripped of the belt following his involvement in a hit-and-run accident.

With the Olympian off the card, UFC brass yanked "Darth" from the event as well, leaving Louisiana MMA fans with the Boetsch vs Henderson main event.

The other three changes were minor as Alan Jouban was replaced by Omari Akhmedov, who will now face off against Brian Ebersole.

Brian Ortega stepped up on short notice to replace Zubaira Tukhugov, and "T-City" will now face Thiago Tavares this evening.

Finally, Daniel Sarafian was set to take on fellow Brazilian Ricardo Abreu in the "Big Easy," but an injury forced him to withdraw from the bout and gave Jake Collier the opportunity to fight "Demente" on short notice.

How The "Prelims" Look: You guessed it! Really porous.

I usually hope to watch at least one or two future contenders on the "Prelims," but UFC Fight Night 68 doesn't really deliver the goods.

The best prospect on the card in my opinion is Chris Wade, but he is still several wins away from taking on any legitimate contenders in the stacked UFC lightweight division.

Other than Wade, I would suggest watching Omari Akhmedov try to finish the ridiculously durable Brian Ebersole, and the heavyweight slugfest between Shawn Jordan and Derrick Lewis.

Who Needs A Win Badly: This portion is reserved for fighters who could be fighting for their jobs today, rather than contenders or title challengers needing victory. Let's take a look at those who need to pull it together:

Jose Alberto Quinonez (vs. Leonardo Morales): With a 3-2 professional MMA record, including a loss in his UFC debut, "El Teco" must defeat Leonardo Morales tonight in order to avoid the dreaded pink slip. Truthfully, both of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): Latin America vets could be on the chopping block tonight.

Justin Edwards (vs. Joe Proctor): "Fast Eddy" is quickly losing ground in UFC, and if he loses to Joe Proctor tonight, it will likely mark the end of his Octagon career. Edwards is currently riding a massive slump that has seen him lose three of his last four fights spanning three years. A loss tonight would almost certainly mean another TUF veteran would get the boot.

Alex Caceres vs. Francisco Rivera: This intriguing bantamweight clash is likely a "loser leaves town" fight as both men are currently riding two fight losing streaks. Even though Caceres and "Cisco" are both exciting fighters, UFC brass have proven time and again that if you lose three straight fights, you are more than likely going to get cut.

Dan Henderson (vs. Tim Boetsch): Dan Henderson will never actually get cut by UFC brass, but you have to believe that another loss tonight for the 44 year old will have Dana White pleading with the MMA legend to finally call it quits.

Interest Level: 2/10

This card is vying for the worst of the year in my opinion with very little value from the bottom to the top of the UFC Fight Night 68 event.

Other than the heavyweight co-main event and the Dustin Poirier vs Yancy Medeiros lightweight tussle, this card is excessively banal and mediocre.

I have absolutely no interest in watching "Hendo" fight anymore, and especially so against Tim Boetsch.

Hopefully this event turns into a diamond in the rough with highlight-reel finishes, otherwise it will be a long night for fight fans watching live in the "Big Easy."

Check out the full UFC Fight Night 68 card right here:

Main Event:

185 lbs.: Tim Boetsch vs. Dan Henderson

FOX Sports 1 Main Card (10 p.m. ET):

265 lbs.: Matt Mitrione vs. Ben Rothwell
155 lbs.: Dustin Poirier vs. Yancy Medeiros
145 lbs.: Brian Ortega vs. Thiago Tavares
135 lbs.: Anthony Birchak vs. Joe Soto
135 lbs.: Francisco Rivera vs. Alex Caceres

FOX Sports 1 Prelims (8 p.m. ET):

265 lbs.: Derrick Lewis vs. Shawn Jordan
185 lbs.: Brian Ebersole vs. Omari Akhmedov
155 lbs.: Christos Giagos vs. Chris Wade
155 lbs.: Justin Edwards vs. Joe Proctor

UFC Fight Pass Prelims (7 p.m. ET):

185 lbs.: Ricardo Abreu vs. Jake Collier
135 lbs.: Leonardo Morales vs. Jose Quinonez

Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 68 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET, right on through the FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" bouts at 8 p.m. ET, before moving on to the main card, which is slated to start at 10 p.m. ET.

See you then!