Mendes vs. Lentz booked for UFC on FOX 9
Chad Mendes has won four straight fights since his title bout loss to champion Jose Aldo, and will be looking for his fifth this December in a bout with Nik Lentz:
Former title challenger Chad Mendes (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and surging contender Nik Lentz (24-5-2 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) will meet at the event. UFC officials confirmed the bout after an initial report from Bleacher Report.
UFC on FOX 9 takes place Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. The main card, including a recently announced headliner between lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson, airs on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook.
Mendes vs. Lentz will be part of the main card.