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UFC considering booking Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz once again

UFC featherweights Nik Lentz and Charles Oliveira may end up holding some unofficial record for owning the longest-running rivalry with the least amount of actual cage time spent together. The two were first matched up in June, 2011, and met in the ring until the fight ended prematurely and in an unfortunate no contest when Oliveira hit Lentz with an illegal knee strike after dominating...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Nik Lentz Pulled From UFC Fight Night 60 With Flu-Like Symptoms

Nik Lentz (pictured) hasn’t been seen since posting a unanimous decision victory over Manny Gamburyan in March 2014. That hiatus will continue after Lentz was pulled from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 60 scrap against James Moontasri just minutes prior to today’s weigh-ins. Doctors determined Lentz wasn’t healthy enough to compete due to flu-like symptoms. No word if Lentz...
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Nik Lentz falls ill, fight cancelled for UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch

Top 10 featherweight contender Nik Lentz has fallen ill with the flu forcing him to withdraw from his bout on Saturday night against Levan Makashvili. UFC officials confirmed the news on Friday just before the FOX Sports 1 UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch weigh-ins kicked off. Lentz was taking on Makashvili as the featured bout on the preliminary card airing on FOX Sports 1...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 60 ‘Henderson vs. Thatch’ updated fight card & broadcast info

Former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson is taking a page out of Donald Cerrone’s book. “Smooth” stepped up in a major way by filling in for the injured Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson on short notice to make his UFC welterweight debut in Broomfield, Colorado on Valentine’s Day against one of the most dangerous up and coming fighters on the current UFC roster...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Oliveira Vs Nik Lentz Scrapped From UFC Fight Night 50

Just hours before tonight’s UFC Fight Night 50 event in Conneticut it’s emerged that the preliminary card fight between Charles Oliveira and Nik Lentz has been cancelled. Oliveira failed to make weight by 4lbs at yesterday’s weigh-ins and afterwards blamed a viral infection he had recently been suffering from for his inability to make weight at the first attempt. ‘Do Bronx’...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Oliveira out of fight with Nik Lentz one day after missing weight

LEDYARD, Conn. -- A viral infection this week apparently caused Charles Oliveira to miss weight Thursday. Now, it's going to keep him out of his fight altogether. The UFC announced Friday afternoon that Oliveira has been pulled from his bout with Nik Lentz, which was scheduled for the prelims of UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1: Souza vs. Mousasi. Oliveira fell ill this morning and...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz Rematch Set for UFC Fight Night Foxwoods

For a freebie fight card, UFC Fight Night Foxwoods is getting quite the star-studded treatment. UFC officials have added a featherweight rematch between Charles Oliveira (pictured) and Nik Lentz to the September 5 event. The 145-pounders initially met in June 2011. Oliveira landed an illegal knee on Lentz, which went unnoticed by the referee. The Brazilian promptly pounced and slapped...
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 40: Salaries

Victorious headline star Matt Brown was the top earner at UFC Fight Night 40 on Saturday night, taking home a basic salary of $82,000. Close behind was UFC veteran Ed Herman who earned $80,000 for his win on the preliminary card. Also on the undercard, Nick Lentz trousered $58,000, while co-main event fighter Costas Philippou banked $46,000. See all the salaries from UFC Fight...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 40 Weigh-In Video: Matt Brown, Erick Silva On Weight

UFC Fight Night 40 takes place tomorrow night from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. The main event of the show features a battle of welterweights as Matt Brown faces off against Erick Silva. The co-feature has Lorenz Larkin against Costa Philippou in middleweight action. Earlier today, the weigh-ins today took place at the same arena where the fight card takes place tomorrow...
Via Between The Ropes
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad Mendes one step closer to title shot after besting Nik Lentz

Video: Highlights: Mendes vs. Lentz There was just something about Nik Lentz and his pre-fight interviews that got under Chad Mendes' skin. Several times leading up to the bout on Saturday, Mendes remarked how Lentz was just too cocky and talked too much trash for a fighter that hadn't proved himself against an elite featherweight so he was going to teach him a lesson in the Octagon...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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