All Middleweights beware!!!
For those of you who dont know the UFC has recently signed Cuban born Mixed Martial Artist, former Olympian Judoka and Middleweight champ Hector “Shango” Lombard (31-2-1-1) from Bellator Fighting Championships. Hector Lombard is a destroyer in every sense of the word and in my opinion is the biggest threat to Anderson Silva‘s Middleweight reign as champion.
Lombard has been cleaning up all competition in the middleweight division outside of the Octagon for the past few years now. Undefeated since 2006 Lombard is on a complete tear with a 25 fight win streak(!) and only 5 of those fights going to the judges.
Lombard is being introduced to the UFC by former WEC light heavyweight champion Brian Stann (12-4) on Aug 4 at UFC on FOX 4 who is no slouch. Stann has knockout power and an iron chin and has beaten some formidable competition.
I’m really excited to see the introduction of Lombard into the UFC and whether or not all the hype is justified, if you’re a real fan of MMA then you should be too.