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Nik Lentz

Nik "The Carnie" Lentz

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Fighter Details

  • Name: Nik Lentz
  • Pro MMA Record: 30-10-2, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Carnie
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1984.08.13
  • Last Fight: May 18, 2019 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.6 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 68.0" (173cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $713,000 USD
  • Born: El Paso, Texas, United States
  • Fighting out of: Coconut Creek, Florida
  • College: University of Minnesota
  • Foundation Style: Wrestling
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Training out of the famed Minnesota Martial Arts Academy alongside former UFC champions Brock Lesnar and Sean Sherk, Nik Lentz has slowly established himself as a tough outing for anyone in the UFC's talent-rich lightweight division. Before his last fight, against Eiji Mitsouka, he dropped to featherweight. He also moved the majority of his training camp to American Top Team in Florida although he still lives and trains in Minnesota.


Lentz made his promotional debut in 2009 and quietly reeled off five Octagon wins (and one draw) against notables such as Rob Emerson, Andre Winner, and Tyson Griffin before going 0-2 (1) in his next three fights. He has since found success in his new featherweight home. 


A grinder through and through, Lentz is not a crowd-pleasing fighter; however, he is an effective one, and he staunchly refuses to apologize for his performances as long as he keeps winning. He has started to incorporate more Jiu Jitsu into his fights, utilizing his BJJ purple belt.

Last updated 04.01.2014, 3:32 PM ET
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