"The Carny"


Fighting style: Wrestling
Stance: Orthodox
Division: Lightweight
Height: 5' 8"
Reach: 68"
Leg reach: 39.00
Weight: 155 lbs.
Nationality: El Paso, United States
Age: 36


Wins by KO: 11
Wins by submission: 8
Wins by decision: 11



Significant Strikes Attempted: 1919
Significant Strikes Landed: 966


Takedowns Attempted: 192
Takedowns Landed: 59


Nikolas “The Carny” Lentz is a professional mixed martial arts fighter currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He has been a part of the promotion since 2009, and is widely considered one of the most experienced fighters in the lightweight division.

Lentz was born on March 16th 1986 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. As a young boy he participated in amateur wrestling and soon found himself competing in Greco-Roman style tournaments, eventually becoming a state champion while attending Mounds View High School. After graduating high school, Lentz moved to Florida where he began training at American Top Team. It was there that he would begin his MMA career including his first three wins by submission using techniques such as arm bar and guillotine choke.

Lentz made his UFC debut in 2009 against Thiago Tavares at UFC 103 during which he won by unanimous decision from all three judges. Since then Lentz has had an impressive record within the organization including notable victories over Ricardo Lamas (TKO), Charles Oliveira (split decsion) and Efrain Escudero (unanimous decision). Over time Nik developed into one of the most well rounded mixed martial artists due to his combination of grappling expertise, physical strength, cardio conditioning and striking power.

Throughout his career Nikola has remained involved with various charities throughout Minnesota as well as coaching aspiring fighters both on an amateur level and within local gyms around Minneapolis-St Paul area where he now resides permanently. In 2017 Nik received recognition for being voted “MMA Fighter Of The Year” by friends and family after defeating seasoned veteran Will Brooks via technical knockout during their fight at UFC 216 held in Las Vegas Nevada that same year..

Outside of MMA Nik spends much of his free time fishing or playing golf; hobbies which have become a passion for him over recent years since retiring from full-time competition inside Octagon cage back 2019 following win over upstart Miles Johns ending with rear naked choke submission victory at Madison Square Garden event hosted by ESPN company . With no plans to return back into action just yet fans can expect more speaking engagements or appearances interacting with fans through social media or other promotional platforms available today .

Fight History

Movsar Evloev
Nik Lentz: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jan 23, 2021
UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor
Arnold Allen
Nik Lentz: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jan 25, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Dos Santos
Charles Oliveira
Nik Lentz: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. May 18, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Lee
Gray Maynard
Nik Lentz: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Oct 06, 2018
UFC 229


What Is Nik Lentz's Record?
Nik Lentz holds a record of 30 wins, 12 losses, and 2 draws, with 1 no contest.

Who Is Nik Lentz In UFC?
Nik Lentz is an American retired mixed martial artist who most notably fought in the lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Who Won The Fight Between Nik Lentz And Charles Oliveira?
Charles Oliveira won the fight against Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night 67 on May 30, 2015.

What Is Nik Lentz's Record On Tapology?
Nik Lentz's record on Tapology is 30-12-2.

What Is Nik Lentz's Net Worth?
The net worth of Nik “The Carny” Lentz is currently unknown.

What Is Nik Lentz's Twitter Handle?
Nik Lentz's Twitter handle is @NikLentz.

Who Is Nik Lentz In MMA?
Nik Lentz is a retired American mixed martial artist, recognized for his fights in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

What Is Nik Lentz's Record On Sherdog?
As of my last update, Nik Lentz's record on Sherdog is 30 wins, 12 losses and 2 draws.

Who Won The Fight Between Nik Lentz And Islam Makhachev?
Islam Makhachev won the fight against Nik Lentz at UFC 208 on 11 February 2017 by unanimous decision.