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Nik Lentz vs Charles Oliveira signed for UFC Live 4

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Once-beaten Brazilian prospect Charles Oliveira will lock horns with Minnesota Martial Arts Academy representative Nik Lentz (Pictured; file photo) in a featured lightweight matchup at UFC Live 4 “Marquardt vs. Johnson” on June 26 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Eleven fights are now official for the event, which will air live on the Versus network.

Oliveira (14-1, 2-1 UFC) finds himself on the rebound for the first time as a professional, having submitted to a first-round kneebar from the world-ranked Jim Miller at UFC 124 in December. The 21-year-old won the 2008 Predator Fight Championship welterweight grand prix in his native Brazil and has secured 13 of his 14 career victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission. A Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Jorge Patino, Oliveira was awarded “Submission of the Night” honors in his first two UFC appearances. Six of his last nine fights have ended inside one round.

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Post #1   5/9/11 11:26:38AM   

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Very late to the party on this one!

Sorry

Post #2   5/9/11 11:31:51AM   

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Please tap out Lentz!

Post #3   5/9/11 1:18:21PM   

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I'm cheering for Olly on this one. Just not a Lentz fan at all.

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I hope Lentz pulls off the win.

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IMO, Lentz is kind of the same style fighter as Jim Miller, at least blueprint wise. He's a strong 155'er with a strong wrestling base. However, it will be real interesting to see what Oliveira took from his loss to Miller.

"Do Bronx" has all kinds of talent, he could very well pull this one off. Lentz is a great fighter as well, but he had to overcome some adversity against Waylon Lowe. Of course, styles make fights. Lentz having overcame that challenge could very well have grown a lot as a fighter.

Post #6   5/9/11 3:19:11PM