UFC announced the featherweight clash via social media on Friday morning. Narimani joins fellow U.K. fighter and former Cage Warriors champion Brett Johns on the card, who is set for a clash with Tony Gravely on the night. Also on the main card, another Cage Warriors alum, Arnold Allen, will put his six-fight win streak with the UFC on the line when he faces title bound Josh Emmett.
Lentz (30-10-2) will look to get back to winning ways against Narimani as he goes into the contest on the back of a second round loss to experienced Brazilian campaigner, Charles Oliveira. The TKO defeat brought an end to a two-fight win steak Lentz had cultivated with wins over veterans Gray Maynard and Scott Holtzmann. With the promotion since 2009, Lentz has banked a record of 14-7-2 in the Octagon.
Narimani (12-3-0) was drafted into the UFC ranks after shooting the prominence by claiming the Cage Warriors featherweight title against European frontrunner Paddy Pimblett in 2017. Although his Octagon debut came a year later, the U.K. featherweight impressed with a decision win over Khalid Taha before adding another notch to the win column against Brazilian Anderson dos Santos. In his sole outing in 2019, Narimani lost via second-round TKO to countryman Mike Grundy when they clashed at UFC London in March.