Nik Lentz vs. Leonardo Santos is 13th addition to UFC Utica


The UFC's debut event in Utica appears to have a nearly full lineup. The latest addition to June's UFC Fight Night 131 card is lightweights Nik Lentz (28-8-2 MMA, 12-5-1 UFC) vs. Leonardo Santos (16-3-1 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC), officials today announced. UFC Fight Night 131 takes place June 1 at Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, N.Y. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven't been finalized.

RelatedDesmond Green-Gleison Tibau, Johnny Eduardo-Nathaniel Wood added to UFC Utica Lentz, who now fights for the 20th time during his nine-year UFC run, recently earned a “Performance of the Night” bonus after submitting former Bellator champ Will Brooks for a substantial upset in November. The 33-year-old wrestler, who's won four fight-night bonuses during his lengthy UFC run, is now on a 3-1 run and is a solid 7-3 since a three-fight winless streak in 2012. Santos, meanwhile, is a 38-year-old Brazilian fighter and world-champion grappler who returns from a 19-month layoff due to injuries. He won “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2” in 2013 and then officially joined the UFC roster, where he's unbeaten (5-0-1), which included a 2015 “Performance of the Night” TKO upset of upcoming UFC headliner Kevin Lee. The latest UFC Fight Night 131 card includes:

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