C.B. Dollaway will look for his third straight win against Tim Boetsch at UFC 166. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
A knee injury will prevent Luke Rockhold from facing Tim Boetsch next month at UFC 166.
The news was announced Wednesday evening during the most recent episode of “UFC Tonight” on Fox Sports 1. In Rockhold’s place now steps C.B. Dollaway, who will collide with “The Barbarian” on Oct. 19. UFC 166 event takes place at the Toyota Center in Houston and is headlined by a heavyweight title rubber match between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos.
Dollaway, 30, has won back-to-back fights after suffering consecutive losses in 2011, outpointing Jason Miller last year before scoring a split decision win over Daniel Sarafian this past January at UFC on FX 7. “The Doberman” has posted a 7-4 Octagon record and owns victories over the likes of Joe Doerksen, Mike Massenzio and Goran Reljic.
Two years older than his new opponent, Boetsch will try to halt a two-fight skid when he faces Dollaway. After earning four straight wins from May 2011 to July 2012, “The Barbarian” closed out last year with a technical knockout loss to Costa Philippou and was subsequently outpointed by the returning Mark Munoz this past July at UFC 162.