Charles Oliveira believed he had earned yet another submission victory, but soon his win became a "no contest."
Tonight (Sat., May 30, 2015), the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender looks to settle the score against Nik Lentz nearly four years after their controversial lightweight showdown at UFC on Versus 4.
Speaking with UFC.com prior to their co-main event rematch at UFC Fight Night 67 -- which is set to go down on FOX Sports 1 from inside Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil -- "Do Bronx" shared his reasoning for asking UFC brass to fight "The Carny" again.
The Brazilian's words:
"We have unfinished business. Anyone that saw [the first] fight saw how I dominated him. His strong point is wrestling, but I was the one taking him down, working my top game on him. This guy was really hurt bad in the fight, so he starts faking standing up in the three-point stance.
Like always, I fight who they tell me, and I want to make exciting fights for the fans to enjoy. But I did ask to fight Nik Lentz again. I know he trains hard, and that he has gotten better, but I train harder, and am much better now."
Lentz and Oliveira locked horns back in 2011, where "Do Bronx" locked up a rear-naked choke that finished his American opposition in the second round. On the replay, it was evident the submission came to fruition due to an illegal knee before hand, which caused the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission to overrule the finish.
While both men will look to replicate their "Fight of the Night" performances, they are both looking for a different outcome this evening.
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