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Featherweight Division

Not Fighting

"The Carny"

Nik Lentz

Featherweight Division

30-12-2 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


Wins by Decision

Nik Lentz

athlete record


Learn more about Nik Lentz's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
El Paso, United States
Trains at
American Top Team ATT Coconut Creek, FL
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Sep. 19, 2009
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Has won nine of his last 15 

  • 4-3 at featherweight

  • Owns March 2009 win over UFC vet Drew Fickett

  • Eight wins by submission (3 guillotine, 5 RNC), 11 wins by TKO

  • Pro since 2005



TRAINING: Ninja training with Master Roger Krahl. Wrestling with Kami Barzini. Philly jiu-jitsu (aka boxing) with Billy Padden

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.

Do you have any heroes? My father

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is something I have wanted to accomplish for a long time and I’m glad it’s about to happen.

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

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)
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)