Josh Burkman Returns To UFC; Fights Hector Lombard At UFC 182

TUF season 2 competitor Josh Burkman has officially returned to the UFC some six years after he last fought for the promotion. Burkman produced a 5-5 run in his first stint in the UFC, eventually leaving after a three-fight losing streak. However, he’s produced a 9-2 record since then and had become one of the key fighters on the World Series Of Fighting promotion’s roster...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Battles Josh Burkman at UFC 182

The ink hadn’t even dried on Josh Burkman’s new UFC contract yet, but that didn’t stop the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion from issuing Burkman his first assignment. “The People’s Warrior” will battle Hector Lombard (pictured) at UFC 182. The January 3 event is expected to take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lombard was hoping...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Brown: "I'm not scared to fight anybody"

The UFC was looking for an opponent to face Hector Lombard at the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Australia and when Tyron Woodley declined to take the bout, UFC president Dana White called on top 10 ranked welterweight Matt Brown instead. Brown was fresh off a five round war with Lombard's teammate Robbie Lawler in July where he suffered a hand injury that forced him to the...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Despite Being Called ‘Two-Faced Phony,’ Tyron Woodley Still Wants No Part of Hector Lombard

Want to know the definition of awkward? Check out a practice session at American Top Team. According to UFC president Dana White, Hector Lombard desperately wants to fight Tyron Woodley (pictured), but Woodley said last weekend after quickly disposing of Dung Hyun Kim that he can’t face Lombard because they’re “teammates.” Woodley then provided a different excuse Friday...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White Claims Tyron Woodley Is Running Scared From Hector Lombard

Dana White has revealed that the UFC have been attempting to put together a major welterweight fight between top 6 contenders Tyron Woodley and Hector Lombard, but have been unsuccessfuly because Woodley, “wants nothing to do with Hector.” White said he first approached Woodley about fighting Lombard in Australia in December after his 61 second TKO against Dong Hyun Kim at UFC...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard wants the winner of Rory Macdonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine

Following an injury that pushed him out of his bout on August 20 in China, Hector Lombard is eye balling a return to action and he wants to face the winner of the upcoming welterweight fight between Tarec Saffiedine and Rory MacDonald. Lombard was originally scheduled to face Dong Hyun Kim at next weekend's UFC Fight Night card in Macau, China, but a back injury forced him to...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Out; Tyron Woodley Vs Dong Hyun Kim Now Set For UFN 48

An undisclosed injury has forced Hector Lombard out of his welterweight fight with Dong Hyun Kim which had been pencilled in as the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau on August 23rd. Dana White announced yesterday while in Macau to promote the event that Kim will stay on the card and now faces Tyron Woodley instead. Woodley is coming off a disappointing unanimous decision...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Diaz Interested In Fight With Anderson Silva

During an interview on Monday for MMAFighting.com, Anderson Silva’s manager Ed Soares said that his client is up for a fight with Nick Diaz. The question is whether Diaz would be interested in the fight, since he is currently retired. On last night’s UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani reported that he talked to Diaz on his thoughts regarding a possible Silva showdown. The former Strikeforce...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Vs Dong Hyun Kim In The Works For UFC Fight Night in China

A welterweight fight between Hector Lombard and Dong Hyun Kim is rumored to have been targeted by the UFC for a Fight Night event in China on August 23rd. Just the other day Lombard had called out the high-flying Matt Brown, but it seems the promotion has other plans for the former Bellator middleweight champion who’s currently ranked No.7 in the welterweight division after wins...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Just the Ticket for Matt Brown

    Matt Brown Matt Brown seems to be a name on a lot of lips around MMA these days. First, Brown called out Nick Diaz in an attempt to facilitate a war of legendary proportions. Oddly enough, Nate Diaz responded to the challenge, telling all that he would be the only Diaz to step into the ring with Brown. Hector Lombard is the latest to test the waters. Lombard employed a more...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard vs. Dong Hyun Kim Targeted for UFC Fight Night China

Sorry, Hector Lombard. It looks like your next opponent will be Dong Hyun Kim (pictured) instead of Matt Brown. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was reported the two will tango at UFC Fight Night China on August 23. Lombard will be riding a two-fight winning streak into the scrap. The former Bellator middleweight champion most recently posted a unanimous decision...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MMA Roasted Podcast: Hector Lombard & Ali Abdelaziz

Hector Lombard joins the guys to talk about his recent win over Jake Shields, who he describes as one of the strongest men he’s ever felt in his life. Coming from Lombard, that’s some high praise.
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 171 Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

Johny Hendricks got the gold at UFC 171, but Hector Lombard got the cold hard cash. Before we go any further, we should note that the Texas Athletic Commission doesn't officially release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter's pay based on official purse info released...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Shields gets dominated by Hector Lombard, rallies late

Hector Lombard just put on the most Hector Lombard performance Hector Lombard could ever put on. He was unbelievably dominant early, landing his heavy hands all over Jake Shields’ face, but as usual, Shields recovered, ate the shots then slowed the fight down to the pace he wanted. I think the gameplan was to get into Lombard’s clinch, but the former Bellator champ and owner...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Earns Comfortable Decision Victory Over Jake Shields At UFC 171

Hector Lombard was in complete control of his fight with Jake Shields from the opening bell at UFC 171 tonight, but fought somewhat conservatively en-route to a unanimous decision victory. Round One: Lombard whips in a big left hand to start this one, but luckily for Shields it misses. But then Lombard takes Shields for a ride with a great takedown. Shields tries to engage but falls...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 171Underdog Pick: Jake Shields V. Hector Lombard

Just a few hours away from UFC 171 and the betting odds are in for the main card. The second fight of the main card has Hector Lombard as a -210 favorite and Jake Shields as a +165 underdog. Earlier this week Jake Shields has been calling for a title shot with a win over Hector Lombard. It wouldn’t be difficult to make a case for him, with wins over both members of the unofficial...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Shields: “Everybody knows Hector Lombard is a prick”

There have been more than a few interesting stories about Hector Lombard in the gym. FightHubTV actually has one of the most fascinating tales involving Hector and one Josh Barnett, told by Erik Paulson. Click here if you want to hear it, we suggest you do because it’s a great story. We will wait until you are done. Back? Okay, cool. So Lombard is a known jerk in the gym. I don’t...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard added to UFC 171 in Dallas

A welterweight battle has been added to UFC 171 as former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields looks to extend his four fight unbeaten streak as he faces new 170-pound contender Hector Lombard on March 15 in Dallas. UFC officials confirmed the new bout on Twitter this morning via ESPN.com . Added to #UFC171 : @jakeshieldsajj vs @HectorLombard http://t.co/NrupJimcp9 -- UFC News ...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jake Shields Fights Hector Lombard at UFC 171

Jake Shields (pictured) may have been campaigning for a rematch with red hot Robbie Lawler, but his bosses have different plans. Instead, Shields will meet Hector Lombard at UFC 171. ESPN.com reported the shootout Sunday. The March 15 event takes place inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Shields will be riding a three fight-winning streak into the matchup. He most recently...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Lombard crushes Marquardt

Hector Lombard announced his presence to the welterweight division with authority at UFC 166 as he blasted through former Strikeforce champion Nate Marquardt with a first round knockout. A former Bellator middleweight champion, Lombard came to the UFC with a lot of hype behind him but through three fights thus far inside the Octagon he had only amassed a 1-2 record before deciding...
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October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard clobbers Nate Marquardt in the first round at UFC 166

  Boom. It’s good to know that Hector Lombard at 170 is EXACTLY like Hector Lombard at 185, meaning he is friggin’ horrifying! Marquardt didn’t give Lombard the chance to get tired, and simply couldn’t stay away from who is the scariest fighter in the first round in any division. Yes, I’m serious, Hector Lombard is more dangerous than anyone in the first round. This proved...
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October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Perspective: Examining Hector Lombard’s Move to Welterweight

It has been a turbulent year-and-a-half in the UFC for Hector Lombard. With a 1-2 record in the organization dating back to his UFC 149 debut in Calgary, the Cuban-born Australian has clearly not performed to the best of his capabilities, or anywhere near his presumed potential for that matter. The former Bellator middleweight champion was once considered the likely title challenger...
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October 18, 2013  |  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...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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