Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch scheduled for UFC 166

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Luke Rockhold (pictured) faces Tim Boetsch at UFC 166. Photo via Getty Images.

A middleweight bout between former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold and Tim Boetsch has been scheduled for this fall, according to media reports on Wednesday.

The Rockhold-Boetsch tilt will take place as part of the UFC 166 pay-per-view on Oct. 19 in Houston’s Toyota Center.

Rockhold (10-2) was last seen losing his UFC debut to Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 8 in May. Prior to the defeat, Rockhold spent some time as Strikeforce’s last 185-pound title holder, beating the likes of Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Tim Kennedy.

Boetsch (16-6), like Rockhold, is also coming off a loss, dropping a unanimous decision to Mark Munoz at UFC 162. The loss was his second in a row, after compiling a four-fight win streak since dropping to middleweight.

UFC 166 is headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and former title holder Junior dos Santos.

ESPN.com first reported news of the match-up.

UFC 166
Velasquez vs. dos Santos 3
October 19, 2013
Toyota Center
Houston, Texas

Cain Velasquez (12-1) vs. Junior dos Santos (16-2)
Daniel Cormier (12-0) vs. Roy Nelson (19-8)
Nate Marquardt (32-12-2) vs. Hector Lombard (32-4-1)
Luke Rockhold (10-2) vs. Tim Boetsch (16-6)
Diego Sanchez (24-5) vs. Gilbert Melendez (21-3)
Tony Ferguson (13-3) vs. Mike Rio (9-2)

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