Maine fighter ready to get inside the cage

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Saturday night is fight night in the Queen City! 20 fighters will step inside the cage tonight at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor for UFC Fight Night.

The main event features two top-10 fighters in Ryan Bader and Ovince St. Preaux, both hoping for an eventual shot at the UFC title after a win on Saturday night.

One of the bouts Mainers are most looking forward to is the one between Brad Tavares and Lincolnville native Tim Boetsch. Boetsch has been training for the past month with former UFC fighter Marcus Davis to get back to the fighting style that gave him the nickname 'The Barbarian.'

The four-time high school wrestling state champion for Camden Hills is currently ranked 14th in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but needs to take care of Tavares on Saturday night to extend his career.

Even UFC President Dana White and the Barbarian's mother know how big of a fight this is for him.


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