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Movsar Evloev vs. Nik Lentz is the second fight at UFC 257. We’ll be sharing live updates and play-by-play comments as the fight happens down below.
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Movsar Evloev vs. Nik Lentz play-by-play
Lentz opens with a leg kick that lands. Moves in and lands a right hook too. Attempts a left high kick. Slow, patient start by Evloev. Lentz now engages with Evloev against the cage. Nice trip attempt but Evloev reverses and lands on top. Lentz goes for the guillotine from full guard. It’s starting to get tighter and Evloev is trapped. Evloev rolls and Lentz follows and keeps the guillotine from full mount. Evloev survives. Front headlock position now on his way up. Lentz staying heavy.
Evloev reversal and on top again. Heavy shots but stuck in Lentz’s butterfly guard. Lentz goes for the guillotine again. Evloev again trapped in top position. Evlove now stands and tries to stack Lentz. Falls and tries to pass into side control. Evloev finishes strong but a good round for Lentz overall.
Evloev marching forward to start round two. Lentz looking great, though, and lands a hook to stop Evloev’s forward momentum. Big right hand lands for Evloev. His best strike of the night. Can see that Evloev is now trying to find ways to close the distance safely and land his shots. Lentz lands on the guillotine yet again. Evloev rolls out and escapes. Attempts another takedown and Lentz dives on the guillotine again. That’s his fourth guillotine attempt. But Evloev now escaping faster every time. Evloev launches a slow 1-2 and Lentz tries to counter but looks like he’s too fatigued to land counter strikes with any real speed.
Evloev uppercut sneaks through Lentz’s guard. Lentz now falling forward into a takedown attempt and his eye is busted up. Lentz’s face is covered in blood. Evloev now having success with his jab. Another guillotine attempt from Lentz. He’s squeezing but Evloev escapes again and separates. Lentz going to leg kicks but Evloev landing the heavier strikes to the head and that makes all the difference.
Evloev now managing the distance well. But Lentz claims an eyepoke. No referee stoppage, though, just a quick check. Evloev attempts a kimura. Lentz in a lot of trouble now. Evloev controlling this round with ease. Long straight punches are landing. Lentz is way too tired to react and he’s now running out options. Evloev moves into full sparring mode now and just working his boxing against Lentz who resembles more of a boxing bag than a moving target.
Not much to say about this round. Evloev just picked up the pace against a tired opponent.
Movsar Evloev def. Nik Lentz via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
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