Video: Bantamweight Bibiano Fernandes Sparring Middleweight Tim Boetsch at AMC
By FCF Staff
The official Twitter account of the UFC has passed on this video footage of bantamweight Bibiano Fernandes and middleweight Tim Boetsch sparring at the renowned AMC Pankration facility in Kirkland, Washington.
Both fighters called on the gym’s accomplished instructor Matt Hume to help prepare them for their respective bouts this weekend.
Fernandes will head to Saitama, Japan, to face Takafumi Otsuka Saturday in the opening round of DREAM’s bantamweight grand-prix, while Boetsch will take on former TUF competitor Nick Ring at UFC 135 in Denver, Colorado.
Fernandes (8-3) will be looking to bounce back from his unanimous decision loss to DREAM Featherweight Champion Hiroyuki Takaya at K-1’s Dynamite event on New Year’s Eve. Fernandes will be fighting Otsuka for a second time, as the BJJ champion worked his way to a UD win over Otsuka at DREAM 7 in March, 2009.
Boetsch (13-4) is coming off a successful debut at middleweight, as the former light-heavyweight dominated Kendall Grove for the decision win at UFC 130 in May.