Diego Nunes vs. Nik Lentz
Referee Dan Miragliotta oversees the action. Both fighters trade leg kicks. Lentz ties up, looks for a single, before eventually taking Nunes' back, unloading a few knees and tripping him to the floor. Nunes quickly pops up, only to get thrown back down. Lentz tosses out a few short punches from Nunes' back. Lentz briefly grasps for a rear-naked choke, but Nunes defends. Nunes tries to muscle his way back to his feet, but it fails and he eats a flurry of punches for his troubles. The Brazilian crowd starting to get restless with the slow pace. Lentz not giving an inch, methodically unloading strikes and stifling Nunes from his back. Nunes stands, but again gets immediately tripped to the mat.
Lentz tosses out a lazy leg kick. Nunes catches another kick and misses with a counter hook. Lentz lunges in and connects with a picture perfect double leg takedown, landing in half guard. More boos from the Brazilian crowd. Lentz keeping the pressure on with short strikes and elbows from the top. Lentz working the body, looking to pass into side control. Nunes keeps him locked in half guard, but is unable to mount any offense. Even more boos pour down as a short elbow crashes into Nunes' chin. Lentz continuing to work the body. Lentz is in complete control of this fight. Nunes finally stands, but it's too late.
Lentz charges forward with a right hand. Nunes blocks a high kick. Lentz changes levels, but Nunes easily throws him off. Lentz hunts for another takedown and again can't get it. Nunes misses wildly with an overhand right. Lentz ties up against the fence before tripping Nunes to the mat. Lather, rinse, repeat. Lentz unloads a few short strikes. Nunes tries to muscle himself to his feet, but Lentz keeps the fight down and takes Nunes' back in the scramble. Nunes works back to his guard, only to see Lentz quickly advance into mount. Nunes spins and gives up his back. Another failed stand-up for Nunes. Lentz is just relentless. Nunes finally gets to his feet and immediately lands a monster knee to the chin. Lentz desperately grasps for a takedown, but Nunes defends and connects with a wild flurry. Once again though, it's too little, too late.
Nik Lentz def. Diego Nunes via unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-26)
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