Former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold is coming into this fight with an 11–2 pro record and one a one fight winning streak. He loss to Vitor Belfort back in May of 2013 via TKO, but then last competed inside the Octagon back in January where he beat Costas Philippou via TKO in the first round.

Boetsch goes in for a takedown and gets it. Rockhold locks in a triangle, but Boetsch is attempting to get out of it. Rockhold applies pressure to the neck / throat of Boetsch. Rockhold goes for an arm bar, wait now a kimura (wrist lock) and locks it in. Rockhold makes Tim Boetsch tap and that is it.

Tim Boetsch  (17–6) came into this fight with a one fight winning streak under his belt. He last competed inside the Octagon against C.B. Dollaway where he beat Dollaway in a hard fought fight that got him a split decision win back in October of last year. Boetsch came into this fight looking to redeem himself once again. Prior to the CB Dollaway fight, he lost two fights back to back. First loss came against Costa Philippou via TKO at UFC 155 in December of 2012 and then a loss to Mark Muñoz via unanimous decision at UFC 162 in July of 2013.

Rockhold is now 12-2 and Boetsch goes to 17-7 in their pro MMA careers. In the post fight interview, Rockhold called out Vitor Belfort as a way to get into fight contention. If not Belfort, he said he wants Michael Bisping.

Luke Rockhold def. Tim Boetsch via submission (kimura) at 2:08 of round one