Boetsch signs new deal with UFC

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Light heavyweight Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC and is ready to get back to competition.

Boetsch transitioned to the big stage of MMA as a short notice fighter. He made a huge splash in his UFC debut, hurling David Heath to the canvas before battering him with punches for a TKO win. A loss to Matt Hamill at UFC Fight Night 13 followed, where Boetsch took the fight on six weeks notice.

At UFC 88, he rebounded with a quick knockout victory over Michael Patt.

Boetsch anticipates a March return to competition, though he is unsure of his next opponent. He is currently training at his gym, Triple Threat, in Sunbury, Penn.

"I'm real stoked," Boetsch told "I'm excited to get back in there, secure my job for another year; that's always a good thing. I'm looking forward to getting in there and showing people the new an improved 'Barbarian.' and just continue to gain that experience and climb up the ladder."