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Nik Lentz and Thiago Tavares will rematch at UFC Fight Night 60

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Five years after their first fight in the UFC, Nik Lentz and Thiago Tavares will meet again inside the Octagon.

The UFC announced on Tuesday that Lentz and Tavares, who fought to a majority draw in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 20 on Jan. 2010, are set to collide for a second time at UFC Fight Night 60 in Broomfield, Colo., on Jan. 14.

After facing Tavares in 2010, Lentz (25-6-2, 1 no-contest) went 4-2 with one no-contest before dropping to 145 pounds. The longtime UFC veteran has won four out of five as a featherweight in the UFC, including wins over Tavares’ countrymen Diego Nunes and Hacran Dias.

Tavares (19-5-1) stayed in the lightweight division a little longer, successfully dropping to 145 pounds for the first time in 2014 with a first-round submission victory over Robbie Peralta. Tavares has gone 5-2 his first bout with Lentz.

UFC Fight Night 60 takes place at Broomfield’s 1stBank Center featuring Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine in the main event.