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Nik Lentz's Move to Featherweight was Pretty Smart

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After seven years as a lightweight fighter and back-to-back losses, Nik Lentz (22-5-2-1 NC) made the decision to become a featherweight.

The move has worked so far, with Lentz scoring a TKO victory against Eiji Mitsuoka (18-9-2) in the first round at UFC 150.

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"I went out there and have been training so hard with new coaches," said Lentz. "We started talking and they convinced me it would be a possibility that I would be stronger and faster. I got new strength and conditioning coaches."

Lentz said that he was surprised how he made the drop in weight with no complications and he feels like a new fighter.

"You could take the rest of my career fights and I'm a completely different human being," said Lentz.

Before the win, Lentz was on a two fight losing streaking and one no contest. Mitsuoka is now 0-2 since he debuted for the UFC earlier in the year.

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