Middleweights Thales Leites, Tim Boetsch Paired at UFC 183 in Las Vegas

By Tristen Critchfield Oct 29, 2014
Thales Leites has won seven fights in a row. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

A middleweight tilt between Thales Leites and Tim Boetsch has been added to the UFC 183 bill.

The promotion announced the bout on Wednesday. UFC 183 takes place on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas and is headlined by a middleweight bout pitting Anderson Silva against Nick Diaz. A venue has yet to be announced for the event.

Leites, 33, carries a seven-fight winning streak into his battle with Boetsch. The former No. 1 contender is 4-0 in the Octagon since his August 2013 return to the Las Vegas-based organization. Most recently, Leites knocked out Francis Carmont 20 seconds into the second round at UFC Fight Night “Henderson vs. dos Anjos.”

A former light heavyweight, Boestch began his 185-pound foray with four straight wins, propelling him into the division’s Top 10. Since then, results have been mixed, as “The Barbarian” is just 2-3 in his last five outings. In his last outing, Boetsch scored a second round technical knockout victory over Brad Tavares at UFC Fight Night in Bangor, Maine, on Aug. 16.


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