Lentz and Will Brooks
have apparently agreed to a lightweight bout at UFC 216 in Las
Vegas on Oct. 7.
Lentz took to Twitter on Monday to announce that he verbally agreed
to face Brooks at the event and was waiting on the contract.
Shortly thereafter, Brooks confirmed the pairing on Twitter as
“Since my opponent has made it public I may as well do the same.
I’ve agreed to fight Nik Lentz.
Oct. 7 at UFC 216,’ Brooks wrote. “One fight at a time.”
I verbally agreed to fight Will Brooks, Oct
7 in Vegas. Just waiting on the contract! #UFC216 #UFC @UFC pic.twitter.com/0oDC1hoMKp
— Nik Lentz (@NikLentz) July 24,
Since my opponent has made it public I may
as well do the same. I’ve agreed to fight Nik Lentz Oct. 7th at
One fight at a time.
— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) July
The Las Vegas-based promotion has yet to officially confirm the
pairing. No other bouts have been announced for UFC 216, which will
take place at the T-Mobile Arena. However, a clash between Evan Dunham
Dariush is also reportedly in the works for the event.
Lentz, 32, recently had a two-fight winning streak snapped when he
dropped a unanimous decision to Islam
Makhachev at UFC 208 on Feb. 11. Lentz owns victories over the
likes of Danny
Gamburyan, Hacran Dias,
Griffin during his promotional tenure.
The former Bellator MMA lightweight king, Brooks entered the UFC as
a highly-coveted free agent. After outpointing Ross
Pearson in his Octagon debut, “Ill Will” has been finished in
back-to-back bouts by Alex
Oliveira and Charles