After nearly a year removed from his last Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fight, Lincolnville native Tim Boetsch is set to return to the octagon at UFC Fight Night 146 on Saturday, March 9 at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan.

Boetsch (21-12), a 2000 Camden-Rockport High School graduate and four-time state wrestling champion during his days with the Windjammers, is in his 13th year of mixed martial arts and 11th year in the UFC, where he has been a mainstay in the organization’s middleweight division.

Now, “The Barbarian” is set to face Omari “Wolverine” Akhmedov (17-4-1) at the UFC Fight Night.

Boetsch, while having lost by submission in his last fight against Antonio Carlos Junior April 14, 2018, has won three of his last five fights, including a second-round knockout of Johny “Big Rigg” Hendricks, a first-round knockout of Rafael Natal and a second-round knockout of Josh “Anqa” Samman.

Akhmedov’s last fight was Dec. 30, 2017, where he battled Marvin Vettori to a draw at UFC 219 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Also a member of the Maine Amateur Wrestling Alliance (MAWA) Hall of Fame, Boetsch finished his high school wrestling career with a mark of 147-7 before going on to study and wrestle at Division I Lock Haven University, as he earned a degree in criminal justice.

According to UFC.com, the six-foot tall Boetsch has n arm reach of 74 inches, a leg reach of 42 inches, a 51 percent striking accuracy and 36 percent grappling accuracy.

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