Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 1/27/12
Preliminary bouts (on Fuel TV): Evan Dunham (12-2) vs. Nik Lentz (21-4-2) Headlining the "UFC Prelims" special on Fuel TV is a lightweight clash of styles pitting a dangerous submission stylist against a rugged wrestler. Dunham, 30, was billed as the future of the lightweight division after winning his first three UFC fights and arguably deserving the nod against former longtime lightweight champion Sean Sherk in a fight he lost by razor-thin split decision. However, Dunham's momentum came to a screeching halt when he suffered a first-round knockout loss to Melvin Guillard in January 2011. He has since rattled off a decision win over Shamar Bailey, but he's no longer getting the praise and hype he earned in 2010. A Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt based at Throwdown Training Center and Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, Dunham is a rangy southpaw who also threatens foes with dynamic kickboxing. Lentz, 27, is coming off a decision loss to Mark Bocek at UFC 140 in December, the first le...
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