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Nik Lentz Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 30-12-2 NC(1)

Lentz was born in El Paso, Texas but grew up in Twin Cities area of Minnesota, attending Bloomington Jefferson High School. In high school he wrestled, and was a state champion in Minnesota. After graduating in 2003, he was awarded a scholarship to wrestle for the University of Minnesota. In 2005, he started training in MMA. He trained in Chinese martial arts with Luis Quiroz, switched to Team Bison, and then switched to Minnesota Martial Arts Academy alongside former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, former UFC Lightweight Champion Sean Sherk, and former Strikeforce and UFC middleweight Paul Bradley.

Last Fight: Movsar Evloev
Age: 38
Height 5'8"
Weight 155 lbs
Nick Name: "The Carny"
Nationality: United States
Association: Sanford MMA
30 Wins
KO / TKO
11
36%
Submission
11
36%
Decisions
11
36%
12 Losses
KO / TKO
3
25%
Submission
2
16%
Decisions
7
58%

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Residence Minnesota
Reach 68 in (173 cm)
Style Wrestling
Team Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, American Top Team (2012–2017) Combat Club (2017–2021)
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Wrestling NCAA Division I Wrestling
Years active 2005–2021

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Nik Lentz next fight?
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Nik Lentz last fight?
Nik Lentz lost his last fight against Movsar Evloev by Decision (Split) on Jan. 23, 2021 at UFC 257 - Poirier vs. McGregor 2.
Is Nik Lentz retired?
Nik Lentz last fought Movsar Evloev 1 year 10 months and 5 days ago, and should be considered active.
Should I bet on Nik Lentz?
Nik Lentz has a 71% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 34% of his fights.
Out of the 23 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -245 favorite, and out of 8 favored matches, he has won 100% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 15 matches, with a win rate of 40% and an odds average of +199.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 23 of Nik Lentz betting fights, you would have made $687.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $1031.
Where is Nik Lentz from?
Nik Lentz is from St. Paul, Minnesota, United States.
Has Nik Lentz ever been knocked out?
Nik Lentz has lost 3 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by TKO (Punches) from Charles Oliveira on May. 18, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 152 - Dos Anjos vs. Lee
How long has Nik Lentz been fighting?
Nik Lentz has been fighting for a period of 15 years 4 months and 23 days, his first fight was on Jul. 30, 2005 at UCS - Throwdown at the T-Bar. He has accumalated roughly 6 hours, 44 minutes and 45 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
loss Movsar Evloev UFC 257 - Poirier vs. McGregor 2
Jan/23/2021
Decision (Split) Lukasz Bosacki 3 5:00
loss Arnold Allen UFC Fight Night 166 - Blaydes vs. dos Santos
Jan/25/2020
Decision (Unanimous) Wayne Spinola 3 5:00
loss Charles Oliveira UFC Fight Night 152 - Dos Anjos vs. Lee
May/18/2019
TKO (Punches) Todd Anderson 2 2:11
win Scott Holtzman UFC on ESPN 1 - Ngannou vs. Velasquez
Feb/17/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Jason Herzog 3 5:00
win Gray Maynard UFC 229 - Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor
Oct/06/2018
TKO (Head Kick and Punches) Dan Miragliotta 2 1:19
loss David Teymur UFC Fight Night 131 - Rivera vs. Moraes
Jun/01/2018
Decision (Unanimous) Todd Anderson 3 5:00
win Will Brooks UFC Fight Night 121 - Werdum vs. Tybura
Nov/18/2017
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Jim Perdios 2 2:05
loss Islam Makhachev UFC 208 - Holm vs. De Randamie
Feb/11/2017
Decision (Unanimous) Kevin MacDonald 3 5:00
win Michael McBride UFC 203 - Miocic vs. Overeem
Sep/10/2016
TKO (Punches) Gary Copeland 2 4:17
win Danny Castillo UFC on Fox 17 - Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2
Dec/19/2015
Decision (Split) John Hosegood 3 5:00
loss Charles Oliveira UFC Fight Night 67 - Condit vs. Alves
May/30/2015
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Kevin MacDonald 3 1:10
win Manny Gamburyan UFC Fight Night 40 - Brown vs. Silva
May/10/2014
Decision (Unanimous) Jerry Krzys 3 5:00
loss Chad Mendes UFC on Fox 9 - Johnson vs. Benavidez 2
Dec/14/2013
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Hacran Dias UFC on FX 8 - Belfort vs. Rockhold
May/18/2013
Decision (Unanimous) Mario Yamasaki 3 5:00
win Diego Nunes UFC on FX 7 - Belfort vs. Bisping
Jan/19/2013
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Miragliotta 3 5:00
win Eiji Mitsuoka UFC 150 - Henderson vs. Edgar 2
Aug/11/2012
TKO (Punches) Tim Mills 1 3:45
loss Evan Dunham UFC on Fox 2 - Evans vs. Davis
Jan/28/2012
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) John McCarthy 2 5:00
loss Mark Bocek UFC 140 - Jones vs. Machida
Dec/10/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
NC Charles Oliveira UFC Live 4 - Kongo vs. Barry
Jun/26/2011
No Contest (Illegal Knee) Chip Snider 2 1:48
win Waylon Lowe UFC Fight Night 24 - Nogueira vs. Davis
Mar/26/2011
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Anthony Hamlett 3 2:24
win Tyson Griffin UFC 123 - Rampage vs. Machida
Nov/20/2010
Decision (Split) Herb Dean 3 5:00
win Andre Winner UFC 118 - Edgar vs. Penn 2
Aug/28/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Josh Rosenthal 3 5:00
win Robert Emerson UFC Fight Night 21 - Florian vs. Gomi
Mar/31/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Dale Frye 3 5:00
draw Thiago Tavares UFC Fight Night 20 - Maynard vs. Diaz
Jan/11/2010
Draw (Majority) Mario Yamasaki 3 5:00
win Rafaello Oliveira UFC 103 - Franklin vs. Belfort
Sep/19/2009
Decision (Unanimous) Kerry Hatley 3 5:00
win Nick Walker EC 128 - Extreme Challenge 128
May/30/2009
TKO (Punches) 1 2:15
win Drew Fickett EB - Beatdown at 4 Bears 4
Mar/21/2009
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Heising 3 5:00
win Sam Rauch EB - Beatdown at 4 Bears 3
Oct/11/2008
Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
win Dan Loman Brutaal - Fight Night
Sep/05/2008
Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 4:13
win Travis Perzynski Brutaal - Fight Night
May/02/2008
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2 3:45
win Scott Bickerstaff XFO 22 - Rising Star
Feb/23/2008
TKO (Punches) 1 3:49
draw Kyle Jensen CFX 7 - Brutal
Nov/29/2007
Draw 3 5:00
win Gabe Walbridge EFX - Myth in Maplewood
Aug/02/2007
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 N/A
loss Mark Moreno X-1 - Extreme Fighting 2
Mar/17/2007
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 1 5:00
win Duran Barlow EFX - Fury
Dec/07/2006
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 N/A
win Vern Jefferson EFX - EFX
Sep/06/2006
TKO (Punches) 1 N/A
win Carey Vanier EFX - EFX
Sep/06/2006
TKO (Punches) 1 N/A
loss Brian Green EFX - EFX
Aug/02/2006
Submission (Armbar) 1 N/A
win Chris Powers EFX - Fury
Jul/24/2006
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Brock Larson 1 1:44
loss Sherron Leggett TCT - Twin Cities Throwdown
Apr/08/2006
Decision (Split) 3 5:00
win Kenneth Allen EFX - Fury
Feb/01/2006
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2 N/A
win Derek Abram EFX - EFX
Dec/05/2005
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 N/A
win Nick Melton XKK - Lamar
Oct/10/2005
TKO (Punches) 1 N/A
win Anthony White XKK - Trials
Aug/27/2005
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 N/A
win Jake Hoyer UCS - Throwdown at the T-Bar
Jul/30/2005
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 N/A