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...
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...
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...
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...
UFC Fight Night 60 takes place on Valentines Day this coming Saturday night in Colorado and we’ve got the full fight card for you below.
Headlining the event at short notice is Ben Henderson who makes his first appearance at 170lbs against Brandon Thatch who’s made an immediate impression in the Octagon with two first round finishes so far.
In the co-main event Max Holloway looks...
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Darren Elkins must like Brazil.
The ranked featherweight will take on Hacran Dias at UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1 on Dec. 20 in Sao Paulo, the UFC announced Tuesday. Elkins just fought at UFC 179 on Oct. 25 in Rio de Janeiro, defeating Lucas Martins by split decision.
Elkins (18-4) is ranked No. 12 among UFC featherweight contenders. He's known for his suffocating wrestling and...
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.
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...
And then there were nine, as in only nine bouts that will appear in tonight’s “UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi” event after doctors refused to clear featherweight Charles Oliveira (pictured) for his scrap against Nik Lentz.
According to the UFC, Oliveira was getting over a viral infection he contracted in Brazil, but suffered a setback earlier this week that caused him...
The UFC returns to New England a few weeks following UFC Fight Night 47 which took place in Bangor, Maine. UFC Fight Night 50 will take place at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut on Friday, September 5. The event kicks off with a six-fight preliminary card at 7:00 p.m. eastern on FOX Sports 1 and closing the night off with a four-fight main card also on FOX Sports...
Tomorrow night had been expected to see a head-to-head clash between UFC Fight Night 50 on FOX Sports 1 and Bellator 123 over on Spike TV, but due to moves by both promotions their main cards will no longer be going up against each other.
Bellator were the first to blink a few weeks ago when they opted to start their main card an hour earlier than usual to 8pm ET, which would have...
UFC Fight Night 50 takes place on Friday night from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut. In the main event is a rematch featuring top ranked middleweight as Jacare Souza battles Gegard Mousasi. The co-main event features top ranked heavyweight Alistair Overeem facing off with Ben Rothwell.
Prior to UFC events, the company releases a countdown show and this show is...
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...
(Welcome to another installment of Around the Combat World, where we take a look back at name fighters who were in action away from your television screen over the weekend.)
Kid Galahad defeated Fred Mundraby [R4 RTD]
Marlon Sandro defeated Chris Horodecki [UD, Bellator 119]
Brian Rogers defeated Adrian Miles [R2 KO, Bellator 119]
Albert Tumenov defeated Anthony Lapsley [R1 KO...
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...
The Ohio Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all the athletes who competed in Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva” event.
Matt Brown (pictured) was the night’s highest earner, with his $82,000 paycheck nearly doubling the next closest fighter.
Constantinos Philippou scored $46,000 for his knockout victory over Lorenz Larkin in the card’s...
“UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva” will be jumping off Saturday inside U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. UFC Fight Pass kicks off tonight’s festivities by streaming three preliminary bouts at approximately 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT.
Fox Sports 2 will then broadcast the remaining four prelims starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Fox Sports 1 airs the main card immediately after beginning...
Stay tuned to fightofthenight.com this evening for all the results, live as they happen, from UFC Fight Night 40 in Ohio.
The action is set to get underway at aprox 6.30pm ET (11.30pm UK) with the main card going live at 10pm ET (3am UK).
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Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva
Costas Philippou vs. Lorenz Larkin...
Ben Kohn: 52-18 .743
Josh Hall: 27-11 .711
TC Engel: 62-29 .681
Luke Irwin: 84-43 .661
Earl Montclair: 51-31 .622
Nolan Howell: 35-23 .603
Lucas Bourdon: 3-2 .600
Dan Galvan: 5-6 .455
Welterweight Bout: Erick Silva (16-4) vs. Matt Brown (18-11)
Luke Irwin: Silva is a helluva fighter, but Brown is on a mission….from God. Give that man four fried chickens and a...
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...
The UFC Fight Night 40 weigh-ins have now taken place and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below.
Matt Brown (170.5) vs. Erick Silva (170.5)
Lorenz Larkin (185.5) vs. Constantinos Philippou (185)
Daron Cruickshank (156) vs. Erik Koch (155)
Neil Magny (170.5) vs. Tim Means (170)
Soa Palelei (263) vs. Ruan Potts (244)
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva” event will be tipping the scale today inside U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 4PM ET/1PM PT.
Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition.
Welterweight Erick Silva (pictured) battles Matt...
The official weigh-ins for “UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva” take place today inside U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 4PM ET/1PM PT.
Please click HERE for the official weigh-in results.
A welterweight shootout between Matt Brown (pictured) and Erick Silva headlines the show. Middleweights Lorenz...
The UFC’s brief two-week hiatus comes to an end Saturday when the promotion returns to Cincinnati. “UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva” takes place inside U.S. Bank Arena in Ohio.
A critical welterweight shootout between Matt Brown and Erick Silva headlines the gig. Middleweights Lorenz Larkin vs. Constantinos Philippou serve as the co-main event.
UFC Fight Pass kicks off the...