The bout was recently added to the official event page, following an initial report by Combate.
A women’s flyweight bout between The Ultimate Fighter 26 contestant Shana Dobson and Lauren Mueller has also been made official.
Boetsch (21-11) competes in the UFC for the 23rd time in his career. He owns a 12-10 UFC record, with all but three of those appearances being contested at 185 pounds. Most recently, Boetsch defeated Johny Hendricks by second-round TKO at UFC Oklahoma City, which was the third win in four fights for “The Barbarian”.
On a similar stretch of success, 27-year-old Brazilian grappling specialist Carlos Junior will seek his fifth straight win when he clashes with Boetsch. “Cara de Sapato” has back-to-back submission victories over Jack Marshman and Eric Spicely in his last two outings and holds a 9-2 professional record (with one no-contest) overall.
Dobson (3-1) picked up a win in her UFC debut in December. Fighting TUF 26 housemate Ariel Beck, “Danger” ended the encounter by second-round TKO, the first finish of her young career.
Mueller will be competing in the UFC for the first time. This past August, she earned a contract with the promotion by taking a unanimous decision win over Kelly McGill-Velasco on an episode of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. “Princess Tiger” is 4-0 as a pro.
Tim Boetsch vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
Shana Dobson vs. Lauren Mueller
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