UFC 172: Rockhold-Boetsch, Benavidez-Elliott Added to April 26th Card
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to round out the line-up for its April 26th event in Baltimore, as the promotion has announced that Luke Rockhold will fight Tim Boestch, and that Joseph Benavidez will battle Tim Elliott.
Rockhold (11-2) will be looking to build on the first round stoppage win he scored over Costas Philippou at UFC FN 35 last month, after being taken out by Vitor Belfort in May.
Boetsch (17-6) is coming off a split decision win over CB Dolloway in October, after dropping consecutive bouts to Mark Munoz and Philippou. Rockhold is currently ranked #6 in the UFC’s 185 pound division and Boetsch sits at #11.
Benavidez (19-4) is looking to rebound from his second defeat to flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson, who knocked him out in the first round at UFC on FOX 9. Benavidez had won three straight since he was decisioned by Johnson in September, 2012.
Elliott (10-4-1) lost by unanimous decision to Ali Bagautinov in his last outing, which took place at UFC 167 in November. Prior to the defeat the flyweight had earned UD wins over Jared Papazian and Louis Gaudinot.
Benavidez is currently ranked #2 at 125 and Elliott is #8.
UFC 172 will be hosted by the Baltimore Arena and will feature light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones taking Glover Teixeira in the main event.