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UFC On FX 7: Diego Nunes Vs. Nik Lentz

Diego Nunes vs. Nik Lentz

Our first of two featherweight tilts is next, as Diego Nunes (18-3) meets Nik Lentz (22-5-2). Both fighters are coming off wins inside the Octagon, and looking to make a statement in the division. The referee will be Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Lentz doing a nice job of tying Nunes up with a body lock, as he scores a quick takedown. Nunes right back to his feet, while Lentz remains in control with the body lock. Lentz working hard for the takedown, breaking Nunes down now with knees to the body. Lentz has taken the back and is working for a rear-naked choke. Nunes works to his feet, avoiding the submission, but has yet to work free from Lentz. Again, Lentz throws Nunes to the mat, unloading with rights to the head. Nunes trying to get free, but Lentz has him tied up on the mat. Lentz to the back again, as Nunes stands up, but Lentz tosses him down again.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lentz

Round 2: We start the second where we ended the first, as Lentz shoots in and takes Nunes down to the mat. As you might expect, the Brazilian crowd begins showering Lentz with boos, but he is doing a lot of work on the ground right now. Lentz peppering the body of Nunes in half-guard. More excellent mat work by Lentz, as he is completely controlling Nunes. Lentz is making sure to posture up and hammer Nunes when the opportunity presents itself, leaving the ref without much say in standing them up. A minute left, and Lentz takes the back after landing a knee-elbow combination.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Lentz

Round 3: Do-or-die time for Nunes, but it is Lentz who fires off the first shot and scores a quick takedown. Nunes gets right back up and they stand off again. Heavy breathing by Nunes, who looks exhausted after being put to the grind for the past 10 minutes. And, again, Lentz with an easy takedown and into control with three minutes left. Nunes working to his feet, but is unable to break free from Lentz. Nunes back to his feet one more time, but is unable to do anything else and Lentz trips him down with ease. Full mount by Lentz, as he may look to finish this one against an exhausted Nunes. Just a complete performance from start to finish by Lentz, as Nunes slips out and finishes off the round with a flurry before Lentz scores another takedown.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Lentz

Nik Lentz def. Diego Nunes via unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-26)