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Is Ben Askren too good for the UFC?

Ben Askren controlling the back of his opponent while landing unanswered strikes. The UFC has done a phenomenal job over the years bringing in the best mixed martial arts talent from around the world. Names like Hector Lombard, Alistar Overeem, and Jose Aldo are just a few of the all-star fighters they have bulked up their roster with. Heck, they just signed Eddie Alvarez, the most...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Tyron Woodley will not get a title shot anytime soon

Tyron Woodley has talked a lot about title shots recently but seems on a mission to make sure he never gets one. Coming off of an impressive first round finish of Dong Hyun Kim, he moved up into the number three spot in the rankings behind only Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald. In theory, this would put him poised to fight for the title in early 2015. Instead, he is moving further...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lombard struggles with weight cut

Hector Lombard may be cutting down to welterweight for his fight at UFC 166 against Nate Marquardt but it's not going to be easy. Lombard, who stands at 5'9" but has shoulders broad enough to carry a house, made the move to 170 pounds after finding limited success in the middleweight division following a move to the UFC in 2012. The cut to welterweight was never going...
Via Fox Sports
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Not Interested in UFC Welterweight Division

Hector Lombard’s (Pictured) highly-anticipated big league debut didn’t quite go according to plan, but contrary to what UFC president Dana White believes, Lombard claims it is not time to reinvent the wheel. Following Lombard’s disappointing showing at UFC 149, which resulted in a split decision defeat to Tim Boetsch, White suggested the stocky slugger should shed 10 pounds...
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July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Fighter Scouting Report: Hector Lombard

Hector LombardVitals5'9" 185 lbs (Middleweight)73" reach, SouthpawFebruary 2, 1978Record32-2-1 (1) (UFC: 0-0)Current Streak20 straight winsTrainingCuban Olympic Judo Team (2000)4th dan black belt in JudoBlack Belt in Brazilian Jiu-JitsuChampionships HeldXFC Light Heavyweight Champion: 2006 (no title defenses)Cage Fighting Championship Middleweight Champion: 2007-2011...
Via MMA Manifesto
July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Signs with UFC: Will Face Brian Stann

Bellator’s Middleweight Champion Hector Lombard has won 20 straight fights and has not lost in over 6 years.  Lombard has dismantled everyone Bellator has put in front of him and has long been considered the best Middleweight fighter not under the Zuffa banner.  Well, that has all changed, as Lombard has officially signed to fight [...]
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Wastes No Time in Calling Out Anderson Silva

The ink had barely dried after signing his UFC contract, yet that didn’t stop former Bellator middleweight champ Hector Lombard (Pictured) from calling out his first opponent. The 34-year-old doesn’t have time to waste fighting bottom-feeders and has his sights set on the division’s top dog. “I’ve wanted to fight in the UFC all my career,” Lombard expressed. “I want...
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Signs with UFC

Hector Lombard’s (Pictured) Bellator days are officially over. On Tuesday, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney confirmed the middleweight has signed a multi-fight contract to join the UFC. The 34-year-old became a restricted free agent shortly after November’s TKO victory over Trevor Prangley. Rebney had been mulling over whether to match the UFC’s contract offer to Lombard, but he...
Via 5thRound.com
April 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Offered UFC Contract

Reigning Bellator middleweight champ Hector Lombard (Pictured) quietly became MMA’s hottest free agent earlier this year. As expected, the UFC has made the 34-year-old an offer that is leaving Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney contemplating his next move.   If we were to use NFL lingo, Lombard is a restricted free agent and Bellator has the right to match any competitor’s deal. ...
Via 5thRound.com
April 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard to the UFC? Not so Fast!!!

Word that Hector Lombard's Bellator contract is up has run rampant through the MMA community this weekend. And, the obvious predicted outcome points directly to Hector Lombard's name on the UFC's middleweight roster. Yet, I would argue that it is too soon for Lombard to make the switch from 'Rebney-land' to 'Dana's World'. Yes, Hector Lombard is...
Via Fight Jerk
March 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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