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Alberta, Canada’s Tanner Boser earns 2nd UFC win, knocks out Philipe Lins at ‘UFC Vegas 4’

Tanner Boser (©UFC)

Tanner Boser (©UFC)

Tanner “The Bulldozer” Boser, 28, of Alberta, Canada showed his knockout power at “UFC on ESPN 12,” also known as “UFC Vegas 4.” It marked the Canadian mixed martial artist’s second victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 10 MMA matches, “UFC Vegas 4” took place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on June 27, 2020. In the third bout of the evening, Boser fought Philipe “Monstro” Lins, 34, of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil in the heavyweight division.

Herb Dean served as the referee. He put a stop to the heavyweight contest after 2 minutes and 41 seconds in the first round when Boser submitted Lins via armbar.

Winning at “UFC Vegas 4” improved the professional MMA record of Boser to 18 wins, 6 losses and 1 draw. It was his third outing in the UFC.

On the other hand, Lins now has 14 wins and 5 losses. He is now riding a two-bout losing streak.

 

Five countries were represented at “UFC Vegas 4” namely Brazil, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the U.S. In the co-main event of the evening, Mike “Platinum” Perry, 28, of Orlando, Florida, USA defeated Mickey Gall, 28, of Green Brook, New Jersey, USA via unanimous decision.

Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier, 31, of Coconut Creek, Florida defeated Dan “The Hangman” Hooker, 30, of Auckland, New Zealand in the main event, which was named the Fight of the Night. The Performances of the Night winners were Kay Hansen, 20, of Fullerton, California, USA and Julian “Juicy J” Erosa, 30, of Yakima, Washington, USA, who submitted Jinh Yu Frey, 35, of Arlington, Texas, USA and Sean “The Sniper” Woodson, 28, of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, respectively.

 

Born in Bonnyville, Alberta on August 2, 1991, Boser stands 6’2″. He previously competed in the light heavyweight division but he has been competing as a heavyweight since 2012.

Raised in Bonnyville, Boser moved to Edmonton, Alberta to pursue a career as an MMA fighter. He made his professional MMA debut in 2012 and went on to become a two-time heavyweight champion of Unified MMA.

When Boser made his UFC debut at “UFC on ESPN 6” at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on October 18, 2019, he defeated Daniel “Daddy Long Legs” Spitz, 29, of Spokane, Washington, USA via unanimous decision. Here is the Canadian heavyweight MMA fighter’s “UFC Vegas 4” post-fight interview:

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