Nik Lentz Sick with Flu, UFC Fight Night Bout with Levan Makashvili Canceled

By Tristen Critchfield Feb 13, 2015
Nik Lentz has been forced out of his Saturday night with Levan Makashvili bout due to illness. | Dave Mandel/

Nik Lentz is sick with the flu, and as a result, his scheduled featherweight clash with Levan Makashvili at UFC Fight Night in Broomfield, Colo., has been scrapped. confirmed the cancellation with a UFC official following an initial report from . The news comes less than an hour before the fighters were supposed to weigh-in for their bout. Both Lentz and Makashvili will be paid their show money.

UFC Fight Night "Henderson vs. Thatch" takes place at the 1stBank Center and is headlined by a welterweight showdown between Benson Henderson and Brandon Thatch. The Fox Sports 1-televised card will move forward with 10 bouts.

Lentz last competed in May, scoring a unanimous decision over Manny Gamburyan at UFC Fight Night “Brown vs. Silva.” A veteran of the Cage Fury Fighting Championship promotion, Makashvili was set to make his Octagon debut after winning six of his first seven professional outings.


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