Hector Lombard Grateful For Second Chance In The UFC

Former Bellator Middleweight king and current UFC Welterweight Hector Lombard likely sent Nate Marquardt in to retirement at last night’s UFC 166. The two met on the Fox section of the preliminary card, and the result was almost too predictable. Marquardt had no answer for the power and speed of Lombard, and succumbed to a savage first round knockout.

Lombard moves to a fantastic 33-4-1 (1 NC) with the win, and likely earned himself a fringe top 10 match in his next outing. The US born Aussie/Cuban slugger failed to impress in his UFC debut, dropping a decision to Tim Boetsch. After knocking the fade off of Rousimar Paul Harris in December 2012, Lombard once again dropped a decision, this time to Yushin Okami at UFC on Fuel TV this past March.

Both fighter’s necks were on the chopping blocks at in Houston, and Lombard made a point of finishing as fast and effectively as possible. Marquardt will either need to call it quits or look to make a name in a smaller promotion, probably the former. Check out Lombard’s post fight interview, courtesy of MMAFighting and stay tuned to Lowkick!


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    IGMBurninPiff

    October 20, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    He's a problem at 170. Still don't see him every getting a belt possibly never even a title shot, but he's got a career in the UFC at 170 and probably some post fight bonuses to come.

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      Entity

      October 20, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      Really skilled wrestlers with some BJJ will pose him problems and guy with good reach abilities, can keep him at bay and nullify his heavy hands. Nate looked pathetic and scared.

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        51JD51

        October 21, 2013 at 12:12 am

        Don't forget, Lombard's a Judo olympian, he hasn't faced a real top level wrestler yet but he's got as good of hips as anyone in the division. Boetsch couldn't come close to taking him down though and he's respectable at 185. I think the second part is the type that he needs to worry about, a real crisp technical striker with a reach advantage.

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    enjoylife321

    October 20, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I'm glad the UFC are making room for lombard to fight in seven weeks time in Australia.

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    Cookie77

    October 20, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Hector looked small compared to Nate.. I might just be tripping though..

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    MAMBA24ILL

    October 21, 2013 at 11:00 am

    He seems much more humble now. In Bellator he seemed like an ***.
    I'd like to see him & Robbie Lawler throw down some day.

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