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| | Tyson Griffin vs. Nik Lentz set for UFC 123
Tyson Griffin vs. Nik Lentz set for UFC 123 | MMAjunkie.com
Tyson Griffin vs. Nik Lentz set for UFC 123 |
by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Sep 24, 2010 at 10:45 am ET
A lightweight bout between Tyson Griffin (14-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and Nik Lentz (19-3-2 MMA, 3-0-1 UFC) is now official for November's UFC 123 event.
MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps | MMAjunkie.com) passed along news of the bout earlier this month, and UFC executives since have made it official.
UFC 123 takes place Nov. 20 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit, and the night's main card airs on pay-per-view.
Griffin vs. Lentz is expected to be part of the night's preliminary card.
Griffin fights for the first time since a disappointing 64-second TKO loss to former PRIDE champion Takanori Gomi at UFC on Versus 2. It was a bitter defeat for the Xtreme Couture standout, who protested the referee's stoppage despite a right hook that put him face first into the canvas.
Prior to that, Griffin was upset at UFC 115 by rising star Evan Dunham, who won the three-round fight by maintaining dominant position on the mat. The back-to-back defeats came after Griffin's impressive 6-1 run in the UFC that had him within arm's reach of a title shot.
Lentz, meanwhile, is undefeated in his four UFC fights and hasn't been beaten in his past 12 overall. After making his UFC debut with a decision win over Rafaello Oliveira, Lentz benefited from opponent Thiago Tavares' questionable point deduction and settled for a majority draw at UFC Fight Night 20. He rebounded for decision wins over Rob Emerson (UFC Fight Night 21) and recently Andre Winner (UFC 118), though lulls of inaction in the August bout resulted in heavy booing.
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09-24-2010, 03:09 PM
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Nik Lentz is the new Maynard of the division
Hopefully Tyson can get back on the winning side of things and take Lentz out.. nobody wants to see Lentz vs. Winner again.....
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