It was a fight many believe Maine's Tim Boetsch needed to win in order to continue his UFC career and earn another fight. However a knee to the face in the second round ended his night.

Boetsch was fighting on the prelim card for the UFC event at Boston Garden against Ed Herman with both fighters putting on weight to make the jump to the light heavyweight division.

The first round included a feeling out process which saw Boetsch land a few punches to the head of Herman but also took some knees to the body when Herman was able to get Boetsch in a clutch.

In the second round Herman was again able to lock up with Boetsch and deliver a knee flush to his face that seemed to knock him out as he collapsed to the mat and took a few finishing punches before the fight was stopped at the 1:39 mark.

The Lincolnville native has now lost three straight fights dropping his record to 18-10.

Maine's Tim Boetsch (right) takes a punch from Ed Herman. Getty Images/Maddie Meyer