There’s a good chance the winner of this tilt will emerge with a title-shot. Mendes has been on fire since falling to champ Jose Aldo with a quartet of consecutive knockouts including three finishes in the first frame and a stoppage of Clay Guida. Meanwhile, Lentz has picked up wins in three straight showdowns since moving down from lightweight and could give Mendes fits on the mat.
The UFC will end November 2013 with a bang tonight thanks to the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. However, the card hardly compares to the lineups on tap for December with a particular emphasis on those for UFC on FOX 9 (12/14) and UFC 168 (12/28). The month also features the organization’s latest stop in Australia, UFC Fight Night 33 (12/6), meaning fans have yet another option to choose from when it comes to action in the coming weeks. Check out the fifteen best fights on the immediate horizon… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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