Report: Tyson Griffin vs Nik Lentz in the works for UFC 123



Lightweight grappling machines Tyson Griffin and Nik Lentz will likely lock up at UFC 123, which is scheduled for  The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mich., on Nov. 20. brought word of the pending 155-pound match up earlier this evening.

Griffin is coming off a devastating knockout loss to Takanori Gomi back in August. It marked the first time ever that the Xtreme Couture prospect was stopped in his professional career.

It was also his second straight defeat, which was also a first, meaning that he'll need to knock off "The Carney" if he wants to get back in the mix or possibly risk his immediate future with the promotion.

Lentz, meanwhile, is coming off an upset win over The Ultimate Fighter alum, Andre Winner, at UFC 118 just last month. It was a workman-like performance -- Lentz was all over Winner with takedowns, mixing in strikes and several submission attempts throughout his smothering 15-minute domination of the promising British prospect.

He likely won't have such an easy time against Griffin as he looks to remain undefeated (3-0) inside the Octagon.

UFC 123 is expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight match up of top contenders Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Karo "The Heat" Parisyan has also been given a second chance at UFC stardom against Dennis "Superman" Hallman.

Stay tuned for more UFC 123 fight announcements as they become available.

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