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"The Carny"
Nik Lentz
Featherweight Division • 30-12-2 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 11
    Wins by Knockout
  • 8
    Wins by Submission
  • 11
    Wins by Decision
ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 19:   (R-L) Nik Lentz punches Danny Castillo in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Amway Center on December 19, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Striking accuracy 50% 50%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
966
Sig. Strikes Attempted
1919
CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 10:  (R-L) Nik Lentz knees Manny Gamburyan in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at the U.S. Bank Arena on May 10, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Grappling accuracy 34% 34%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
59
Takedowns Attempted
192
3.49
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
3.03
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
3.58
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
1.30
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
50
%
Sig. Str. Defense
44
%
Takedown Defense
0.11
Knockdown Ratio
12:35
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
562 (58%)
Clinch
195 (20%)
Ground
209 (22%)

Sig. Str. by target

61% 591 Head 24% 233 Body 15% 142 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
11 (37%)
DEC
11 (37%)
SUB
8 (27%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Allen vs Lentz

    Round
    3
    Time
    5:00
    Method
    DEC
  • Win

    Oliveira vs Lentz

    Round
    2
    Time
    2:11
    Method
    KO/TKO

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
El Paso, United States
Trains at
Combat Club
Fighting style
Wrestling
Age
36
Height
68.00
Weight
145.00
Octagon Debut
Sep. 19, 2009
Reach
68.00
Leg reach
39.00
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I don’t remember the exact reason why I wanted to start fighting, but I had my first MMA fight in August of 2005.

What ranks and titles have you held? I have held many smaller show belts in weight classes ranging from 155-185. Purple belt in BJJ

Do you have any heroes? My father.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to the University of Minnesota. I am one semester away from graduating in Pre-Med (Biology).

What was your job before you started fighting? I ran an online store that sold rare collectables and video games. 

If any list specific accomplishments in amateur competition? State Champion Wrestler, Wrestled D1 for the University of Minnesota

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine 

Favorite Striking technique: Head Kick

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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 10:  (L-R) Nik Lentz celebrates after submitting Michael McBride in their lightweight bout during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena on September 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Ge
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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 09:  Nik Lentz of the United States steps on the scale during the UFC 203 Weigh-in at Quicken Loans Arena on September 9, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)