Completed MMA Bout

Mark Bocek vs. Nik Lentz

Preliminary Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | MMA

Mark Bocek defeats Nik Lentz via 3 Round Decision

Mark Bocek
Nik "The Carny" Lentz

Round 3

Mark Bocek Nik Lentz

"The Carny"

9-4-0   Pro Record At Fight   21-3-2
Climbed to 10-4   Record After Fight   Fell to 21-4
-150 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +130 (Slight Underdog)
Canada   Nationality   United States
Woodbridge, Ontario   Fighting out of   Coconut Creek, Florida
30 years, 1 month, 2 weeks, 2 days   Age at Fight   27 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, 6 days
156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)
5'8" (172cm)   Height   5'8" (173cm)
75.0" (191cm)   Reach   68.0" (173cm)
Tristar Gym   Gym   American Top Team
UFC 140
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida
  • Date: Saturday 12.10.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: Air Canada Centre
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 3 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Bocek Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Lentz Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Bocek vs. Lentz Wiki Update Wiki

The third bout of UFC 140 featured Mark Bocek taking on Nik Lentz in the lightweight division.

The Canadian crowd chanted for Bocek as the fight began, and the pair began the fight at a fast pace. Bocek pressed Lentz against the fence, was almost hit with a head kick, and in the next clinch was able to land the takedown into half-guard. Lentz tied on a tight-looking guillotine choke, Bocek stood to his feet, and loosened from the choke slammed Lentz back to the ground. The next minute was a battle for ground position, nearly passing to side control but pulled back into guard by Lentz.

A minute into the second round the fighters were in a crazy position with Lentz hanging off the back of Bocek upside down, working for an inverted triangle. It was Bocek, however, that scrambled into top position and was once again in Lentz's guard where he appeared most comfortable. Bocek, while not landing much significant in the way of striking, was able to smother Lentz and keep him neutralized. Lentz again tied on a tight guillotine with Bocek employing expert defense in a precarious position to get back to his feet, partially wiggle out, and escape by getting himself to side control against the fence. Bocek ate a strike as he was trying to pull his pants up in an odd moment to end the second round.

The third frame saw Bocek immediately get the fight back to the ground, putting Lentz in obvious danger of losing a one-sided decision. Lentz used the threat of another guillotine to get Bocek off balance and stand back to his feet with 3 minutes left in the fight. Bocek completed his next takedown, Lentz seemingly unable to shut down the takedown game of the Canadian. The last minute saw some good action with Bocek landing a stomp to the body and the fighters swinging in one mean final exchange.

The judges scored the fight 30-27 unanimously in favor of the winner, Mark Bocek. Speaking with Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Bocek commented, "It's a dream come true to fight here, but to even win here against a guy like Nik Lentz who's never lost in the UFC, it's just incredible... I scouted him and I knew he has tough guillotines... my goal was to stabilize, ground and pound and chip away at him."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:17 PM ET
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Bocek vs. Lentz Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

@kennyflorian your the man!
5 days and 19 minutes
Gotta get Xmas shopping done, don't know where to start, mall I guess, so bad at buying gifts for people that they will actually use...#UFC
4 days, 22 hours, and 1 minute
@kennyflorian I'm not on twitter either but can I have some of your followers??? lol
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Really need to give a big shout out to Roman Janas for helping me with striking when I'm in town. #mma #UFC
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Big thanks to Street Soldier for all their support!!! #mma #UFC
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Big tks to my family, friends and fans for all the support over the years and thanks to Tryst for my afterparty. #mma #UFC
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Big tks to @jafar_alam for all his help and thank you too all the fans that support me, I will keep getting better and better. #mma #UFC
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Fighting my redemption fight in my hometown of Toronto and winning was a dream come true.Big thanks to @ufc for making that happen. #UFC
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Big tks to @TheDolceDiet and Eric Wong, couldn't have done it without them! #mma #UFC
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Tks to all my trainers. @tristargym, @Firas_Zahabi, @JonChaimberg, @marcelogarciajj all of my training partners and my good friend Matt Suss
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Tks 2 all my sponsors!Major's Pharmacy, @TapouT, @Life_Pulp, Level 12,, @FightDecals, VitalifeTherapeutics, @tristargym #UFC
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@GeorgesStPierre I'm glad everything went well...
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Building a fake Xmas tree, I'm against slaughtering trees for no reason... #mma #UFC
3 days, 22 hours, and 47 minutes
Tim Hortons once again...
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Tim Hortons once again...
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No cavities this time #JustSayin
3 days, 1 hour, and 11 minutes
At Dentist, need a serious cleaning after all the after fight food, still never had a cavity in my life, hope it stays that way. #mma #UFC
2 days, 23 hours, and 34 seconds
I like watching smart, strategic fights, as well as slugfests...
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Why is it that most MMA fans don't understand MMA,Boxing fans don't understand MMA,Boxers don't understand MMA,MMA Fighters understand both.
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Watching fight camp 360, Ward vs Froch, love shows like this. #mma #UFC
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@thugjitsumaster thank u brother!!!
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@jamievarner thank u much appriciated
19 hours and 33 minutes
@danhendo thank u Dan, always appreciated...
19 hours and 27 minutes
It's not #BJJ ppl it's a fight... #mma #UFC
19 hours and 27 minutes
Great card at #ufc140 last night, all competitors are warriors and put it on the line. Learned alot in my fight and will keep growing #mma
19 hours and 26 minutes
@MieshaTate thank u much appreciated
13 hours and 47 minutes
On my way to Tryst...
8 hours and 16 minutes
Incredible night of fights by @ufc
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Huge thanks to @danperdue he is incredible!!! #mma #ufc140
8 hours and 7 minutes
Big tks to @TheDolceDiet thank u
4 hours and 27 minutes
Huge tks to @Firas_Zahabi @tristargym @JonChaimberg Matt Suss @marcelogarciajj @GeorgesStPierre , couldn't do it without u guys!!! #ufc140
4 hours and 26 minutes
Mission Accomplished!!! #ufc140
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6lbs over, haven't even started water cut yet... #ufc140
1 day, 5 hours, and 34 minutes
Last workout done, feel incredible... #ufc140
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@javiershowtime thank u bro
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Media done for today, cant wait to weigh in, ez cut... #ufc140
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Skype video chat with @ufc and Sportsnet done...
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Big thanks to @danperdue for all his help over the last couple of months, it has made a huge difference! #ufc140
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Couldn't fit all my sponsors in that last tweet.Huge thanks to@TheDolceDiet for all his help, he is an Incredible person who made cutting EZ
4 days, 14 hours, and 55 minutes
I would like to thank a moment to thank all my sponsors @danperdue , @Life_Pulp , @TapouTPunkASS , Majors Pharmacy @tristargym ,@jafar_alam
4 days, 15 hours, and 1 minute
Come party with me Tryst on Dec 10 after the fights. #ufc140 #mma
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Hugh thanks to @FightDecals for making my #ufc140 absolutely incredible!!! #mma
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Fight week... #ufc140
5 days, 5 hours, and 23 minutes
171 today, best weight cut yet thanks to @TheDolceDiet #ufc140
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@bisping looked good...
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