The fighters traded on their feet working in the clinch, both trying to get the first takedown. It was Mark Bocek that was able to drag NiK Lentz to the ground. Nik Lentz quickly wrapped Bocek's neck and started to work for a tight guillotine choke. Lentz hung on while Bocek picked up him slammed him back to the mat. Bocek worked from the top but was unable to establish dominance with punches. Bocek worked his way to side control but Lentz quickly reestablished guard. The round ended with Mark Bocek landing hammerfists.
Bocek opened the second round with a left hook but was countered by Lentz who landed a hook of his down. Bocek slipped on a head kick and Lentz quickly jumped on his back. Bocek created a scramble and ended up in Nik Lentz' guard. Bocek played in Nik Lentz' guard but was unable to pass to side control. Bocek stayed heavy on Lentz, keeping him from sweeping to top control. Lentz caught Bocek with a guillotine choke and Bocek survived after popping his head out. The rounded ended with the fighters on their feet trading punches.
Mark Bocek opens the round with a driving shot but left his head open and he got caught in another guillotine. He popped his head out and started working from guard. Lentz used another guillotine to stand and landed a solid uppercut on the way up. Bocek got another takedown and Lentz grapped another guillotine. Bocek popped his head out and landed a big elbow. In the closing seconds of the fight Mark Bocek landed an ax kick.
Nik Lentz entered the fight undefeated in the UFC. He leaves with his first UFC loss.