However, it may not have been a clean win for Allen, as Lentz took to Twitter to say his eye was gouged by Allen during their bout:
Besides getting my eye gouged out and the ref doing nothing... I’m good! Two cuts on my cornea, seeing specialist when I get home. Hopefully will not need surgery... besides that can’t wait to see my Fam and kids. ------ pic.twitter.com/CZXDWZLYcH— Nik Lentz (@NikLentz) January 26, 2020
Allen would appear on the Eurobash podcast to address the accusations from Lentz, saying that Lentz didn’t exactly fight clean either at UFC Fight Night Raleigh.
“Yeah, I did see [the video], but whatever man - it’s a fight,” Allen said (via Peter Carroll of MMA Fighting). “I accidentally poked him in the eye. And I did, but it was an accident fully. But, man, he was fighting so dirty anyway. He was grabbing my shorts and I’ve got scratches inside my wrists where he was grabbing my gloves - he was clawing my hand inside the gloves. I had double unders against the fence and he was gouging my eyes with both his thumbs. And then he goes and posts a video bitching about it...come on...it’s a fight. Yeah definitely, I have people sending me messages calling me a cheater and stuff - your guy is the cheater. It’s a fight at the end of the day. At least if he fought clean and he wanted to complain about an accident that happened, that’s fine. But he was doing dirty veteran tricks on me...whatever.”
The win for Allen was his seventh under the UFC banner, while Lentz has now lost two straight bouts.