Saturday , 25 September 2021
Tanner Boser after his first round knockout of Philipe Lins. Image credit: UFC.

ICYMI: Boser flattens Lins with punishing KO

“Bulldozer” Boser calls for Maurice Greene next post-fight

Tanner Boser’s finest moment in the UFC octagon happened Saturday night–and what a finish it was.

The Bonnyville heavyweight knocked out Philipe Lins after two minutes and 41 seconds, catching the Brazilian with an overhand right hand and an accurate, thunderous six punch flurry which dropped Lins to the mat.

Two more hammerfists landed before referee Herb Dean was able to end the bout, Boser’s second win in the UFC, and a massive response after a loss to Ciryl Gane in December.

“When I hit him with a couple of the punches I saw his eyes and I could tell that he was hurt. So I swarmed him and when he went down I knew he was done,” said Boser in a post-fight interview.

Just moments after the victory, Boser was eager to arrange his next fight.

“[Maurice Greene] said he wants to fight on ‘Fight Island,’ and I’m not hurt. If he wins [against Gian Villante], yes, I want to fight him on ‘Fight Island.’ If he loses, then maybe we’ll talk about a different opponent because that wouldn’t really make sense.”

Greene beat Villante in a third round submission later that night and appeared to want the fight. 

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.