Oliveira vs. Lentz outcome switch to no contest
The highly controversial submission victory for Charles Oliveira this past Sunday against Nik Lentz at “UFC on Versus 4” is no longer in the Brazilians win column. Instead, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission has overturned the victory and declared the bout a no contest.
MMAWeekly.com reported the news earlier this afternoon.
In what ended up earning “Fight of the Night” honors, Lentz and Oliveira battled for the first two rounds, neither gaining an edge on the scorecards. But in the third and final round, a downed Lentz was tagged with an illegal knee, though the official failed to see the unfortunate strike. Clearly affected by the blow, Lentz attempted to continue fighting forward without a stop in the action, but Oliveira took advantage of the situation and earned the rear naked choke submission.
Lentz now regains his undefeated record in the UFC, having won five times. A draw and the no contest are the lone blemishes on his career with the promotion. Meanwhile, Oliveira now watches his his 15-1 record get knocked back to 14-1. Although a rematch is not being rumored at this time, following the fight these two put on, it could very well happen before the end of 2011.