Found January 29, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Nik LentzJoe Rogan

UFC Nik Lentz

According to lightweight Nik Lentz, his left eye doesn’t hurt nearly as badly as it looks. Lentz dropped a TKO loss to Evan Dunhan on Saturday night at “UFC on FOX” after the cageside doctor erred on the side of caution and called their scrap prior to the start of the third and final round.

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan suggested a broken orbital bone caused the bottom of Lentz’s eye to swell the way it did. However, Lentz states that’s not the case. Ironically, the 27-year-old claims the eye that caused the bout to get stopped is in much better shape than his broken hand that wasn’t even mention last night.

“I had fun in that fight. Wish we could have gone to the third. Unlucky cut..but I guess that’s the game,” Lentz tweeted accompanied with the above picture. “Orbital fine, just a cut, hand broken.”

Many in the media sitting in press row had awarded Lentz the opening round, while giving Dunham the middle stanza. Unfortunately for the 155-pounders, they weren’t allowed to duke it out for another five minutes to decisively determine a victor.

Although Lentz collected his second consecutive loss inside the Octagon, the evening wasn’t a complete wash. He and Dunham each pocketed an extra $65,000 ‘Fight of the Night‘ bonus check for their back-and-forth battle.


UFC on Fox 2 Prelims: Dunham Scores TKO on Lentz

His left eye closing due to a grotesque swelling and cut, Nik Lentz was not allowed to come out for a third round against Evan Dunham.

UFC on FOX 2 Bonuses: The Prelims Shine on FUELTV

If you didn't tune into FUEL TV for the Preliminary action tonight you missed out on the Fight, KO and Submission of the Night Bonuses (all four fighters were awarded $65K each): • Fight of the Night: Evan Dunham vs. Nik Lentz • Knockout of the Night: Lavar Johnson • Submission of the Night: Charles Oliveira (pictured) (First Calf Slicer submission in UFC History)

“UFC on FOX: Evans vs. Davis” Fight Bonuses

After a night of freebie MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Charles Oliveira (Pictured), Lavar Johnson, Evan Dunham and Nik Lentz each an additional $65,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC on FOX: Evans vs. Davis.” Oliveira earned his bonus by executing a seldom-seen calf slicer submission in the 1stRound against Eric Wisely. The bout was “do...

UFC on Fox 2 Bonuses: Johnson, Oliveira, Dunham, Lentz Pocket $65K

Four men walked away from UFC on Fox 2 with post-fight bonuses on Saturday night, as Lavar Johnson, Charles Oliveira, Evan Dunham and Nik Lentz each took home an extra $65,000 from the United Center in Chicago.
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