Oliveira's victory over Nik Lentz in
their preliminary lightweight clash at UFC
Live 4 has been changed to a no contest.
Sherdog.com confirmed the ruling with Pennsylvania State Athletic
Commission head Gregory Sirb on Wednesday.
Headlined by a heavyweight conflict between Cheick Kongo
Barry, UFC Live 4 took place June 26 at the Consol Energy
Center in Pittsburgh and was broadcast live on cable network
Oliveira-Lentz was featured on the event's undercard, which was
streamed live on Facebook. The Brazilian was initially awarded the
victory when he sunk a fight-ending rear-naked choke in the second
round. However, prior to taking Lentz's back, “Do Bronx” landed an
illegal knee to the Minnesotan's face, damaging his right orbital
socket. The knee was missed by the referee, and the bout was
allowed to continue, leading to Oliveira's short-lived victory.
With the PSAC changing the ruling of the bout, Lentz remains
undefeated in his Octagon career, now holding a promotional record
of 5-0-1 with one no contest. Oliveira recently suffered the first
loss of his pro career, falling by kneebar to Jim Miller at
UFC 124. Both Lentz and Oliveira were awarded “Fight of the Night”
bonuses for their UFC Live 4 clash, each of them pocketing an extra
$50,000 for their efforts.