Round 1: Dias takes the center of the octagon. Lentz throws a combination and works for a single leg takedown. Dias defends it and they separate. Lentz steps in with a right hand. Dias lands his jab. Lentz looks for another takedown but Dias shakes it off. Lentz lands a left hand on the inside. Lentz pushes forward and lands a combination. Dias answers with a leg kick. Lentz works to get the fight to the ground. Dias turns him and works for a takedown of his own. They battle for position along the cage. Lentz unable to get Dias to the ground. Dias nearly gets a trip takedown but Lentz reverses him. Lentz works to take Dias’ back. Dias turns the corner and tries to take Lentz’ back. They work in the clinch. Lentz delivers a knee to the body. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Lentz. The referee warned Dias about grabbing the fence between rounds and said the next time he’s going to take a point.
Round 2: Dias lands his jab. They clinch. Dias throws a knee to the body and Lentz lands a knee that knocks Dias down. Lentz pounces on him. He lands short left hands. Lentz continues to soften up Dias with short shots. He lands a series of elbows inside Dias’ half guard. Dias escapes back to his feet, but Lentz stays on him. Lentz is relentless. Lentz works for a takedown. Dias grabbed the fence. Lentz works to take his back. He drags Dias to the ground. Dias lands an up-kick. Lentz advances to the mount position. Lentz postures up and lands punches. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Lentz.
Round 3: Dias’ corner tells him that it’s “all of nothing now. You have to knock him out.” The referee warns Dias again about grabbing the fence. Dias comes out aggressive. He lands a combination. They slug it out. Dias lands shots on the inside backing Lentz up. Lentz quickly tries to get the fight to the ground. Dias shakes it off. He lands a right hand. Lentz closes the distance and clinches. Dias turns him and slams Lentz to the canvas. Lentz applies a guillotine choke. Dias gets free and has top position. Dias applies an arm-triangle choke. Lentz defends the submission attempt. Dias lands short punches. He works in Lentz’ half guard. Lentz pushes Dias off and is warned for an illegal up-kick. Dias goes on the offense. He lands a right hand. Lentz answers with a counter. Lentz works for a single leg takedown in the closing seconds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Dias.
The judges score the fight for Lentz by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 28-27, 29-28, and 29-28.