Nik Lentz may not have prompted a collective gasp throughout the MMA world like Vitor Belfort did at UFC on FX 8, but he did record a pretty important victory over Hacran Dias, who’s no joke.
Once again, Lentz turned to his impressive wrestling abilities to grind out the unanimous decision win over Dias, who to his credit, came out firing in round three. The loss was the first for Dias in ten bouts, while Lentz has won three straight since he dropped from lightweight to compete in the featherweight division. If people weren’t convinced that Lentz made the right decision after he defeated Eiji Mitsouka and Diego Nunes, they should be now.
Considering that Lentz has already cracked the UFC’s top ten rankings, he will likely face one of the division’s best fighters next, and the 28 year-old vet welcomes it. While speaking to MMA Junkie.com, Lentz said:
“We definitely want me to be fighting top 5 guys, preferably in the United States. I’ve been traveling a lot, like to Brazil for my past two fights, so I’ve put in my dues. I’d like to get back to the States, and I’d like it to be against a name guy.”
Lentz also revealed that the doctor cut his thumb while removing his hand wraps Saturday night–yes, you read that right–but that he’ll “be okay.”
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