Hector Lombard will face Brian Stann in his debut at UFC on Fox 4Posted on April 29, 2012, 07:00 PM by Mike Drahota
After recently calling out Middleweight champion Anderson Silva, new UFC competitor Hector Lombard has already found himself with a new opponent. Lombard will face Brian Stann in a battle of two fast-paced and aggressive strikers. Tentatively scheduled for the August event of UFC on Fox 4, the bout should gauge how ready Lombard is for top-level UFC competition. Dana White answered a question about the fight with a confirmation via Twitter.com:
@scottyp0806 yup— Dana White (@danawhite) April 29, 2012
The former Bellator Middleweight champion has run through recent competition and has amassed an impressive 31-2-1 MMA record. His supporters would tell you that he is a fighter that has looked unstoppable as of late, knocking out everyone in his path. Some believe he may be the only Middleweight capable of actually challenging current king Anderson Silva. On the other hand, his detractors believe that while Lombard’s record may look flashy, he has spent too much of his career crushing mid-level competition. The question of how he may fare against the UFC's highly-skilled roster will be answered soon. No matter what you believe, Lombard is a powerhouse that fans will begin following immediately after his debut.
Brian Stann is an excellent test for Lombard's first go-around in the UFC. He has won four of five and is looking for his own Middleweight title shot. Both love to stand and bang, and both have knockout power. This fight could result in what we had hoped Stann vs. Alessio Sakara to be, a stand-up war. The power and pace of these two combatants will make for a very unpredictable and closely-contested match. Will Hector Lombard make a statement in his debut, or will he succumb to the “All-American?” Will the former Bellator king make his way to a title bout with Anderson Silva?
Further Reading: Hector Lombard: I want to fight Anderson Silva