Hacran Dias vs. Nik Lentz
Mario Yamasaki is our referee for this final UFC on FX 8 prelim. Lentz charges forward with a one-two. Lentz closes the distance against the fence. Dias backs out and unloads a combination. Lentz shoots for a single but fails to secure it. Lentz connects with a flurry. Lentz grabs a leg and works for a single against the cage. Dias defends and reverses. Lentz tries again for the takedown, but still nothing gives. Lentz reverses a trip attempt and takes Dias' back. Dias hits a switch and latches onto Lentz. Lentz squirms out and muscles Dias into the cage, much to the displeasure of the Brazilian crowd.
Lentz takes Dias' back early in a scramble. Lentz working short punches while trying to secure his second hook. Shot after shot is blasting through Dias' defense. Lentz transitions to top position, winding up in half guard. Dias works to his feet but Lentz seizes a front headlock. Lentz thoroughly stifling Dias' attack right now. Lentz moves to Dias' back then trips him, landing again in half guard. Lentz stands, eats a few upkicks, then jumps back into Dias' half guard. Lentz advances into mount. Lentz postures up and unleashes a salvo, but nothing lands clean.
Dias comes out firing. Lentz ducks under a shot, then eats a huge right hand. And another. Dias gets the best of a wild exchange. Lentz briefly ties up. Dias still firing. Dias muscles Lentz against the fence, then slams Lentz to the mat. Lentz seizes a guillotine from the bottom. Dias slowly works out of it. Dias sinks in an arm triangle. Oh man, this one is deep. Lentz looks like he might tap. Nope, he somehow survives, but Dias advances to half guard. Lentz reclaims his guard, hunts for a kimura, then nearly blasts Dias with an illegal upkick. We're back standing and Dias is firing. Lentz locks up, hunting for a single against the fence. Dias eyes a switch as the horn sounds.
Nik Lentz def. Hacran Dias via unanimous decision (28-27, 29-28, 29-28)
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