Minnesota's Nik Lentz is moving on up.
Lentz is scheduled to fight Andre Winner at UFC 118 in Boston, and on Monday, mmajunkie.com reported and Spike officials confirmed that the Winner vs. Lentz fight has been promoted to the live Spike TV preliminary broadcast, which will take place before the pay-per-view event.
Lentz is unbeaten in the UFC at 2-0-1. He's coming off of a unanimous-decision victory over Rob Emerson at "UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Gomi" on March 31. Lentz has a career record of 18-3-2, and he hasn't lost since 2007, compiling a 9-0-2 record in the last three years.
Winner was the runner-up on "The Ultimate Fighter" Season 9. He defeated Rafaello Oliveira on March 31 at UFC Fight Night. Winner is 11-3 overall and 2-1 in the UFC, with his only loss coming to Ross Pearson in the TUF finale.
UFC 118 is Saturday, Aug. 28 at the TD Garden in Boston, and UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar rematches B.J. Penn in the night's main event.
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