MMAjunkie.com is reporting this morning that Minnesotan Nik Lentz has agreed to fight Rob Emerson at UFC Fight Night 21.
The contracts are not yet signed but both fighters have agreed to compete.
Emerson, a TUF veteran, is 9-8 and 3-2-1 in the UFC. Lentz is 17-3-2 and 1-0-1 in the UFC.
UFN 21 will take place March 21 at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C. The main card will be on Spike TV, and later that night, Spike will debut "The Ultimate Fighter" season 11.
UFN will feature another Minnesotan in Jacob Volkmann, who will make his 155-pound debut against Ronnys Torres. The main event is expected to feature Kenny Florian against Japanese sensation Takanori Gomi.
In Lentz's latest UFC appearance, he battled to a majority draw against Thiago Tavaraes. Lentz was behind on the scorecards, but Tavares lost a point in the final round for an illegal groin kick.
The Minnesota Martial Arts Academy trained fighter had a seven-fight winning streak coming into that fight. He had won his UFC debut at UFC 103 last September.
Emerson won his last UFC fight at UFC 109, downing Phillipe Nover.
It's unclear now where the Lentz-Emerson fight will be placed on the UFN card.
Here's a link to the full mmajunkie.com story.