Archive: Nik Lentz

Oct 21, 2014 6:02 pm

Jose Aldo: Mendes striking has not evolved

UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo knows very well that the man he fights this weekend for a second time, Chad Mendes, has won four of his past five contests via knockout or TKO. But those statistics haven’t made Aldo a believer in “Money’s” striking skills, as he told Combate (via Bloody Elbow) in a recent...

Oct 16, 2014 12:57 pm

QUICK TWITT | Contenders Respond To McGregor Callout

Yesterday, Irish Mixed Martial Arts Mega-Star, Conor McGregor put the entire UFC featherweight division on notice, and called for his 145-pound fighting peers to give up their women and kiss his feet. Two worthy adversaries responded: Am I the only one that thinks a fighter wanting another fighter to kiss all of his toes is...

Sep 29, 2014 8:03 am

PHOTO | Nik Lentz Slams Conor McGregor

Following Conor McGregor’s dominant performance against Dustin Poirier at UFC 178, Nik Lentz began taking shots at the Irishman via social media. First, Lentz Tweeted McGregor, now he’s sending pictures via Instagram. Check it out: The only Fuck I have to give to all the McGregor nut huggers on my Twitter. #HatersPayMyBills

Sep 29, 2014 7:59 am

QUICK TWITT: Nik Lentz Calls Out Conor McGregor

Following his dominant, quick, 1st round KO over Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 this past weekend, Conor McGregor’s name was potentially thrown in for a title shot against the winner of Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes. Nik Lentz has something to say about that, and took to Twitter to do so. .@TheNotoriousMMA You've ducked me...


Sep 7, 2014 10:42 am

Charles Oliveira Explains Botched Weight Cut

Charles Oliveira and Nik Lentz were set to face off in a highly anticipated rematch this past Friday at UFC Fight Night 50, however Oliveira came in nearly 5-pounds over the featherweight weight limit. Shortly afterwards it was announced that Oliveira was off the card, and the bout with Lentz was off. Du Bronx spoke...

Aug 26, 2014 4:00 am

Lentz: I Was a Complete Waste of Talent Before Joining American Top Team

At UFC Fight Night 50, Nik Lentz is suiting up to square off against Charles Oliveira. This is not the first time these two have squared off in the UFC, however, and Lentz claims he was “wasted talent” the first time they fought in 2011. In a recent interview with MMAJunkie‘s Ben Fowlkes, Lentz professed...

Aug 25, 2014 5:02 am

Oliveira Interested In Potential Metamoris Match

“I would surely accept an invite to compete at Metamoris. If there is no conflict with UFC, I would accept to fight there. In the UFC we have excellent grapplers. Ronaldo “Jacare” and Thiago Tavares from Brazil, for example, Jim Miller from America. If I have the green light from the UFC, for sure that...

Jul 3, 2014 7:34 am

Ricardo Lamas Slams Nik Lentz: He Has No Heart

Top ranked UFC featherweight Ricardo Lamas fired back at Nik Lentz today during an interview with MMAJunkie. Lentz took a shot at Lamas’ performance this past Saturday against Hacran Dias, saying he would beat Lamas easy. “The Bully” didn’t take too kindly to that, and fired back by saying: “if he wants some, he can...

May 10, 2014 9:55 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 40’ Results: Brown Finishes Silva in Round 3 of FOTY Candidate

‘Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva’ was one of the most exciting bouts in a long time and the UFC should consider themselves lucky it aired for free on television. Hometown boy Matt Brown was looking to impress those in attendance, along with Dana White, by headhunting from the opening minute of the first round. He...

May 10, 2014 8:46 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 40’ Results: Cruickshank Rocks and Finishes Koch in Round 1

Daron Cruickshank brought the crowd to life with another first round stoppage tonight. Daron Cruickshank landed a left high kick and Erik Koch fell face first to the canvas. It seemed as if he was out cold, but he came to and started defending the barrage of strikes Cruickshank was throwing. Cruickshank’s shots were landing...

May 10, 2014 8:32 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 40’ Results: Magny Picks Up Lackluster Win Over Means

After a rather lackluster fight between Neil Magny and Tim Means that went the distance, Army National Guard Sergeant Neil Magny prevailed and was given the unanimous decision victory. Magny rocked Means multiple times throughout the fight and used his superior clinch work to take Means down several times as well. This makes it two...

May 10, 2014 5:23 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 40’ Results: Eduardo Upsets Wineland, Gets 1st Round KO Win

Eddie Wineland was ranked fourth walking into the octagon, but who knows how far he will fall after losing to unranked Johnny Eduardo. The first round was close but it was clear Eduardo was getting the best of his opponent. Wineland and Eduardo landed the same amount of punches (12), however Wineland threw 42 more!...

May 10, 2014 4:54 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 40’ Results: Lentz Picks Up Unanimous Decision Win Over Gamburyan

UFC Fight Pass Exclusive Preliminary main-event featured Manny Gamburyan and Nick Lentz in a three round bout that went the full fifteen minutes. Manny Gamburyan struggled to get any offensive momentum going his way in the first round as Nick Lentz was looking to close the distance and grapple. The majority of the first round...

May 10, 2014 4:12 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 40’ Results: Salas Gets 1st Round Win over Wall

Justin Salas tried to set up takedowns with jabs, but his attempts were transparent and Ben Wall easily defended them. With Salas looking for takedown attempts so often, Wall was unable to attempt anything offensive so it took a while for someone to gain momentum in the first. Justin Salas gained momentum in the middle...

May 10, 2014 2:17 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva’ Preliminary Card Results

Today’s ‘UFC Fight Night 40′ event kicks off on UFC Fight Pass starting at 3:30 PM PT/6:30 PM ET with the ‘Fight Pass Prelims’. If you can’t make the preliminary card broadcasts or just missed a few bouts, follow along with us here as we break down every blow, every submission, and ever strike, in...

May 5, 2014 8:11 am

Ricardo Lamas vs. Hacran Dias set for UFC Fight Night 44

UFC officials recently announced that a featherweight bout between recent title challenger Ricardo Lamas (13-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Hacran Dias (21-2-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s ‘UFC Fight Night 44’ event in San Antonio. Ricardo Lamas will be looking to rebound from his February title loss to longtime featherweight...

May 5, 2014 6:54 am

Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2 headlines UFC 176 in L.A.

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (24-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) will once again defend his title against #1 contender Chad “Money” Mendes (16-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC), as UFC officials announced yesterday that the 145-pound rematch will serve as the headlining bout of this summer’s UFC 176 event in Los Angeles. Chad Mendes first challenged Jose Aldo...

Feb 21, 2014 9:35 am

Nik Lentz vs. Manny Gamburyan announced for UFC Fight Night 40

On Thursday night, a new bout was added was added to the ever growing UFC Fight Night 40 card. Lightweights Nik Lentz and Manny Gamburyan are set to face off at the event slated for May 10th in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lentz just fought his last battle on December 14th against Chad Mendez, coming out on...

Dec 17, 2013 8:31 am

BJPENN.COM Rankings Update: Five Shifts Following UFC on FOX 9

By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday UFC fans got to see four great fights on Fox for UFC on FOX 9. Below are our changed rankings for the fighters that fought, and won or lost this past Saturday. Head on over to the rankings section of our site for a complete top 10 ranking ladder...

Dec 13, 2013 8:09 am

UFC On FOX 9 Betting Odds

The odds are out for tomorrow’s UFC on FOX 9 card in Sacramento, Calif., and there aren’t many surprises. The match between UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benevidez odds are close to even, with Johnson being a -135 favorite, and Benevidez as a +115 underdog. The co-main event match up between Urijah Faber...

Nov 4, 2013 7:39 am

Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Hacran Dias Set for UFC Fight Night 34

The UFC’s first trip to Singapore will bring with it the debut of fan favorite, Tatsuya Kawajiri (32-7-2) as he battles Hacran Dias (21-2-1). The bout was reported by Asian combat sports outlet, Fight Sport Asia. Kawajiri has recently enjoyed a five-fight win streak with four of those wins coming in his new division, featherweight....