Cris Lencioni is getting a shot at a UFC contract this weekend. Not only that, he’s looking to get his hands on a unique sponsorship.
The Opportunity Of A Lifetime
‘Sunshine’ will be competing at FAC 12 on Feb. 6th, but it’s no ordinary showing for the Bellator veteran. The event will play host to a new episode of ‘Dana White’s Looking For A Fight’. Din Thomas and Matt Serra aren’t the only ones joing White cageside…
Popular social media influencers, ‘The Nelk Boys’ will alongside the UFC boss as well. The Nelk Boys will have a say in signing a fighter at FAC 12 to the UFC. Whoever they pick will be also be sponsored by them inside the Octagon. For Lencioni, he believes this is the perfect opportunity for him.
“When you get the chance to full send on something like this, you take it.” Lencioni told MMA Island. “[It’s] one of those weirdly unique opportunities that just fits my life perfectly.”
Lencioni’s Run As Of Late
Lencioni gets this amazing opportunity after nearly 2 years away from MMA. He last outgrappled submission specialist AJ Agazarm at Bellator 243 in August 2020. He rides a 3 fight win streak.
Don’t get it twisted though, the Oregon-native has been keeping busy since then. Instead of fighting in 4oz gloves, he has taken his talents to the grappling mat. He has competed in 7 jiu-jitsu matches under the Submission Underground and Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds banner.
He even defeated UFC veteran Kevin Lee during his run.
Thoughts On Next Fight
After a year and a half, ‘The Italian Gangster’ is back to business in MMA. He takes on Don Shainis at FAC 12.
“I like Don a lot,” Lencioni said of his next opponent. “I think he’s a great fight. But, this is my time and I’ve put in more time, this is my life 24/7 and I know I will win.”
Catch Cris Lencioni make the most of this unique opportunity at FAC 12 on Sunday, February 6th. Live from Kansas City.
MMA Island is proud to announce we’re sponsoring Lencioni for this fight. Best of luck out there, ‘Sunshine’!