On Saturday, June 6, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
In the night’s main event, former Pride FC and Strikeforce titleholder Dan Henderson returned to the middleweight division to take on Tim Boetsch. Since returning to the promotion, Henderson had been fed a steady diet of former champions. The 44-year-old had dropped five of his last six and was looking to snap a two-fight skid. Boetsch, meanwhile, had been alternating wins and losses for the last two years. He also looked to get back in the win column, having suffered a second-round submission loss to Thales Leites in January.
The co-main event featured a heavyweight battle between Ben Rothwell and Matt Mitrione. Rothwell was riding the momentum of back-to-back finishes of Alistair Overeem and Brandon Vera, while Mitrione had won three straight via first-round knockout.
The 12-fight event kicked off Saturday with two preliminary card bouts streaming on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET. Four additional prelims followed at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the six-fight main card airing live at 10 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
For the full results of the event, click here.
Above are video highlights of the main card bout between Soto and Birchak (courtesy of the UFC).
Ben Rothwell vs. Matt Mitrione
Dustin Poirier vs. Yancy Medeiros
Thiago Tavares vs. Brian Ortega
Joe Soto vs. Anthony Birchak
Francisco Rivera vs. Alex Caceres
Brian Ebersole vs. Omari Akhmedov
Chris Wade vs. Christos Giagos
Joe Proctor vs. Justin Edwards
Jose Quinonez vs. Leonardo Morales