Report: Manny Gamburyan Out Of UFC on FX 8, Nik Lentz Fighting Hacran Dias
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that featherweight Manny Gamburyan will no longer compete at the promotion’s May 18th, UFC on FX 8 card due to injury, and as a result, Nik Lentz will step into fight Hacran Dias.
The card will be hosted by the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, and will feature a middleweight bout between Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold in the main event.
The nature of Gamburyan’s injury was not disclosed.
Lentz (23-5-2) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Diego Nunes at UFC on FX 7 in January, after he stopped Eji Mitsuoka at UFC 150 last August. The former lightweight is 2-2 with 1 no contest in his last five bouts.
Dias (21-1-1) scored a unanimous decision victory over Iuri Alcantara at UFC 47 last June, which marked the Brazilian fighter’s Octagon debut. The featherweight has won nine straight fights.