With Manny Gamburyan still dealing with injury, Nik Lentz will step in to face Hacran Dias at UFC on FX 8. The bout will take place on the evening’s FUEL TV preliminary card. UFC officials announced the switch earlier this week.
Nik Lentz comes in to the bout with Dias after winning two straight since dropping to featherweight. Lentz defeated Diego Nunes at UFC on FX 7 this past January. The Minnesota native will look to make it three straight when he takes on Dias.
UFC on FX 8 will be headlined by another middleweight scrap between former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and Vitor Belfort. The event will take place May 18 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.
UFC on FX 8 Fight Card:
Main Card (FX 9PM ET)
- Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold
- Constantinos Philippou vs. Ronaldo Souza
- C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira
- Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham
Preliminary Card (FUEL TV 6PM ET)
- Hacran Dias vs. Nik Lentz
- Mike Rio vs. Francisco Trinaldo
- Yuri Alcantara vs. Marcos Vinícius
- Lance Benoist vs. Paulo Thiago
- Azamat Gashimov vs. John Lineker
- Roger Hollet vs. Fabio Maldonado
Preliminary Card (Facebook 4:30PM ET)
- John Cholish vs. Gleison Tibau
- Chris Cariaso vs. Jussier Formiga
- Jeremy Larsen vs. Lucas Martins