Hector Lombard signs with the UFCPosted on April 25, 2012, 09:19 AM by Anton Gurevich
One of the only top-ranked Middleweights outside the UFC, Hector Lombard, has officially signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Now former Bellator Middleweight Champion, Lombard holds a highly impressive MMA record of 31-2, with 17 KO/ TKO and 7 Submission finishes. Lombard is currently on a 25-fight winning streak.
At the age of 34, it looks like the Cuban-Australian 185'er will finally make his long-awaited Octagon debut, with sights on the UFC Middleweight title. The identity of Hector Lombard's first opponent is yet to be determined, but it looks like the All-American Brian Stann could serve as the best possible match-up for "Shango".
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney admitted defeat (via MMAFighting.com) in the fight over Hector Lombard, revealing that his promotion couldn't match the UFC's PPV-baed contract offer. Lombard is 8-0 in Bellator, with KO/TKO victories against every single one of his opponents, excluding the two-time Bellator Middleweight Tournament winner Alexander Shlemenko, whom Lombard defeated via Unanimous Decision.