Nik Lentz decided to change everything in his fighting career and decided that he would move down to the UFC featherweight division.
He made a successful featherweight debut at UFC 150 with a TKO victory in the first round over Eiji Mitsuoka. The end of the fight happened at the 3:45 mark of the round and dominated his opponent.
Lentz is known for his grappling and that showed in his fight against Mitsuoka. He was 4 for 4 in takedown defense and was able to get the back of his opponent in the fourth takedown. After raining down multiple punches, the referee stepped in and stopped the fight.
In his post fight interview, Lentz talked about how he has changed everything in his fighting life. “I changed everything,” Lentz said. “I literally got rid of all my coaches and got new ones. I got Mike Dolce to get down to 45. I went to Florida, stay in a worse hotel ever for eight weeks. I threw my life away because I knew at 145 pounds I can be a champion.”
This is his first win since March of 2011 and had gone 0-2, 1NC in his last three fights heading into this battle with opponent. Mitsuoka has not dropped his first two fights in the UFC and he may be released with this lost.