Minnesota's Nik Lentz returns to the UFC this weekend during UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold. The event takes place Saturday in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
The night's main card will air live on FX starting at 8 p.m. The preliminary card, with Lentz taking center stage, will air on FUEL TV starting at 5 p.m.
UFC on FX 8 features a main event of Vitor Belfort against Luke Rockhold, and also will mark the UFC debut of Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza.
Lentz will take on Hacran Dias (21-1-1), who is a teammate of Jose Aldo's in Brazil. Dias is 1-0 in the UFC after claiming a unanimous-decision win over Yuri Alcantara at UFC 147.
Lentz is 23-5-1 overall and 7-2-1 in the UFC. He's now 2-0 since dropping to 145.
For more on Dias, check out this story by mmajunkie.com
Lentz did an audio interview with Sherdog radio, and that can be heard by clicking this link.
Local writer Yael Grauer also did a feature story on Lentz for Sherdog. Check out that story at this link.
Wiuff gets rematch
Minnesota legend Travis "Diesel" Wiuff agreed to a short-notice fight this week that will give him a rematch he's long desired in Coral Gables, Fla., on Saturday, May 24.
Wiuff has been granted a long-awaited rematch against fellow UFC veteran Mike Kyle during the Championship Fighting Alliance 11 event.
Wiuff's fight is the evening's main event, and it will be aired live on AXS TV.
Wiuff and Kyle fought in February of 2010 during a King of the Cage event at Inn of the Mountain Gods in New Mexico. Wiuff said he was out of gas in