After seven years as a lightweight fighter and back-to-back losses, Nik Lentz (22-5-2-1 NC) made the decision to become a featherweight.
The move has worked so far, with Lentz scoring a TKO victory against Eiji Mitsuoka (18-9-2) in the first round at UFC 150.
“I went out there and have been training so hard with new coaches,” said Lentz. “We started talking and they convinced me it would be a possibility that I would be stronger and faster. I got new strength and conditioning coaches.”
Lentz said that he was surprised how he made the drop in weight with no complications and he feels like a new fighter.
“You could take the rest of my career fights and I’m a completely different human being,” said Lentz.
Before the win, Lentz was on a two fight losing streaking and one no contest. Mitsuoka is now 0-2 since he debuted for the UFC earlier in the year.