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UFC 118 Results - Nik Lentz Wrestles Way To Win Over Andre Winner

Nik Lentz didn't put on a tremendous showing against Andre Winner in the first bout of the Spike TV broadcast, but he clearly did enough for the judges who awarded him a unanimous decision victory.

In the first round the pattern of the fight was established. Winner would land the harder strikes at the moments where he had the distance to work from but Lentz would constantly push him into the cage, failing to get takedowns for a sustained period of time. Round 2 was almost a carbon copy of the first and SB Nation saw both rounds as 10-9 rounds for Winner on the strength of landing hard punches being of more value than failing to execute your takedowns.

The third round was a clear Lentz round as he got takedowns and spent the majority of the round on Winner's back.

The judges scored the fight 30-27, 29-28 and 30-27 all for Nik Lentz.