In the fight right before the main even of UFC 149, Hector Lombard took on Tim Boetsch in one of the most anticipated fights of the evening. Unfortunately for fans, the fight wound up being one of the most snooze worthy fights of the entire 2012 calander. Both fighters felt each other out in the first round of the bout, with Lombard stuffing some takedown attempts by Boetsch, but no fight really did anything of note.
The second round went much like the first, with neither fighter really willing to engage the other, which was very surprising for Lombard especially, who's known for his torrent of punches and high energy blitzkrieg style. Lombard was able to hurt Boetsch with a body kick, but outside of that nothing was done.
The third round went much like the first two, with neither fighter really doing much of anything. Lombard was able to stuff some of Boetsch's takedown attempts and get a double leg takedown of his own, but the judges saw it in favor of Boetsch as they scored the fight 29-28 for Boetsch in a surprising split decision.
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