Nik Lentz and Will Brooks have apparently agreed to a lightweight bout at UFC 216 in Las Vegas on Oct. 7.
Lentz took to Twitter on Monday to announce that he verbally agreed to face Brooks at the event and was waiting on the contract. Shortly thereafter, Brooks confirmed the pairing on Twitter as well.
“Since my opponent has made it public I may as well do the same. I’ve agreed to fight Nik Lentz. Oct. 7 at UFC 216,’ Brooks wrote. “One fight at a time.”
Since my opponent has made it public I may as well do the same. I've agreed to fight Nik Lentz Oct. 7th at #ufc 216. One fight at a time.— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) July 24, 2017
The Las Vegas-based promotion has yet to officially confirm the pairing. No other bouts have been announced for UFC 216, which will take place at the T-Mobile Arena. However, a clash between Evan Dunham and Beneil Dariush is also reportedly in the works for the event.
Lentz, 32, recently had a two-fight winning streak snapped when he dropped a unanimous decision to Islam Makhachev at UFC 208 on Feb. 11. Lentz owns victories over the likes of Danny Castillo, Manny Gamburyan, Hacran Dias, Diego Nunes and Tyson Griffin during his promotional tenure.
The former Bellator MMA lightweight king, Brooks entered the UFC as a highly-coveted free agent. After outpointing Ross Pearson in his Octagon debut, “Ill Will” has been finished in back-to-back bouts by Alex Oliveira and Charles Oliveira.