With a nickname like “The Carny” it might seem as though Lentz was looking for attention on a regular basis through silly antics. However, he actually lets his work inside the Octagon do the promotional work for him, putting in some solid showings at 155 pounds before moving to featherweight. He’s gone 3-0 since slimming down and has a winnable fight in front of him at at UFC Fight Night 31 where he’ll battle Dennis Bermudez. If he secures a victory in a subsequent win, don’t be surprised when Lentz’s name is called on for a go at the gold.
There aren’t a lot of wide open races in the UFC when it comes to scoring a crack at one of the divisional championships. For the most part, each weight-class has an established challenger lurking in the shadows waiting for a title-fight to unfold before being booked in an official effort against the victor. However, there are also a few fighters on the fringes of contendership who could easily slip into a shot at the strap with a triumph of two. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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