Luke Rockhold made short work of Tim Boetsch tonight at UFC 172, locking up a reverse triangle choke attempt early and then finishing with a kimura.

Round One:

Boetsch with an early body kick and then he’s circling before landing a leg kick. Then Boetsch looks for a takedown and there’s a beautiful rolling scramble sequence with Rockhold ending up on top with Boetsch turtled up on his knees.

Rockhold puts in a reverse triangle choke from this position. Boetsch doesn’t looks as if he’s going to tap from here, but Rockhold stays patient and starts to threaten one of his arms while still applying the triangle.

Rockhold working hard for this kimura attempt and he finally gets into position to really crank it and that forces Boetsch to tap with 2.08mins on the clock.

Really nice work from the former Strikeforce champion here to get the early finish and so he continues on an upward trajectory towards the summit of the middleweight division.