Nik Lentz took on Evan Dunham in a lightweight clash between two talented fighters looking to establish their place in the lightweight division. The fight saw Lentz dominate the first round with punches and takedowns. Unfortunately, his holes in his boxing led to some ridiculous damage in the second round that resulted in a doctors stoppage due to the cut under his left eye.
Brent Brookhouse provides the play by play:
Evan Dunham vs. Nik Lentz - Round 1 - Dunham walking forward and throws a head kick that is blicked. Lentz pushes forward and Dunham stings him with a combo. Lentz with a takedown, Dunham tries to stand up and Lentz tries to catch the head but can't. Dunham with a nice punch. Dunham is working combinations and looking good so far. Looping left lands for Lentz. They're trading and Dunham is tagging him. Lentz with a takedown, Dunham stands up and Lentz is trying for a guillotine but can't get it. Lentz with a body kick but gets hit with a punch. Dunham landing hard short elbows. Dunham tags him a few more times and gets a takedown. 10-9 Dunham.
Round 2 - Dunham with a takedown early and was in side control before Lentz managed to scramble back to guard. Good grappling exchange but Dunham remained on top. Lentz with a nice series of punches as they stand up. Two hard punches by Dunham and a leg kick in return. Now they're both trading hard punches. Big right hand by Dunham and he gets a takedown into the guard of Lentz. Dunham goes for a choke and it's a weird angle but he had it deep enough to threaten. Dunham gives it up and lands an elbow. Dunham landing a series of strikes. Big punch by Dunham and Lentz manages to stand. Knee by Dunham. Big left by Dunham. Lentz pushing forward. Lentz's eye is in bad shape. 10-9 Dunham.
The doctors stop the fight due to a very bad cut by Lentz's eye. Evan Dunham wins by TKO (doctor stoppage), 5:00 of round 2.