PSAC Overturns Oliveira, Lentz Result to No Contest
By FCF Staff
As widely expected, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission has announced today that it has overturned Charles Oliveira’s controversial submission victory over Nik Lentz Sunday night and declared the bout a no contest.
Oliveira tapped out Lentz with a second round, rear-naked-choke at the last UFC Live on Versus event in Pittsburgh, but did so just moments after he had kneed the still grounded Lentz to the face. The illegal infraction was not called by referee Chip Snider.
Aside from the bout’s controversial ending, Lentz and Oliveira were awarded “Fight of the Night” honors and earned an extra $50,000 each for their efforts.
Oliveira’s record sits at 14-1 while Lentz’s stands at 21-3-2.