Nik Lentz replaces Dan Lauzon at UFC 103 against Rafaello Oliveira

by Jason Benfari | source:

Sources close to the fighter have informed that Minnesota Mixed Martial Arts trained Nik Lentz will step in for the injured Dan Lauzon against Rafaello Oliveira at UFC 103. The event is scheduled for Sept. 19 in Dallas, TX.

Lauzon, who is coming off an 8-fight win streak, was forced off the card after injuring his back during training. No word on a time table for his recovery. Both he and Oliveira's contracts were picked up by the UFC following the demise of Affliction's MMA fight promotion operations.

Lentz, 23, wrestled collegiately at the University of Minnesota and was a 2-time Minnesota state wrestling champion. He's put together a 16-3-1 MMA record in his young mixed martial arts career, earning notable wins over Drew Fickett and Dan Loman. He takes a 6-fight win streak and a very prestigious corner with him into his octagon debut.

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SugaShaneDZ site profile image  

8/27/09 10:01 AM by SugaShaneDZ

great news!!!! This kid will make some waves on the big show!!! Reminds a lot of Jamie Varner only Nik has better kicks!!!

LoganClark site profile image  

8/27/09 9:42 AM by LoganClark


FancyPants site profile image  

8/27/09 1:26 AM by FancyPants

 whoop that ass oliveria  

cld53 site profile image  

8/26/09 6:44 PM by cld53

Basil: What's the other thing that scares you?Austin Powers: Carnies. Circus folk. Nomads, you know. Smell like cabbage. Small hands.Maybe the cabbage smell is to repel International Men of Mystery?

kidpresentable site profile image  

8/26/09 6:15 PM by kidpresentable

 He grew up travelling town to town with his dad who was a amusement rid operator, the zipper I believe .  He has small hands and smells of cabbage.

cld53 site profile image  

8/26/09 5:57 PM by cld53

Unrelated, but "The carnie" is one of the better fighter nicknames in my opinion. Anyone know the origin of this. If not, Andy go ask him ASAP, I'm curious :)

FP101 site profile image  

8/26/09 5:00 PM by FP101

Congrats to Nik!

andygrahn site profile image  

8/26/09 3:56 PM by andygrahn

TTT 4 Lentz!

Jeepster site profile image  

8/26/09 9:09 AM by Jeepster

bad luck for Dan

Kurle site profile image  

8/26/09 9:05 AM by Kurle

Nik Lentz is a beast