Guest Post by: Jeff Nord

Truer words have never been spoken. With the recent purchase of Strikeforce, and with ZUFFA seemingly having every top fighter under its umbrella. How is a guy currently riding a 23 fight win streak, like Hector Lombard, not get a shot in the UFC?

Lombard improved his overall record to 29-2-1 following his 16th career knockout at Bellator 44. With fourteen first round knockouts, some would say Lombard has heavyweight power inside a middleweight’s body, but the current CFC and Bellator middleweight title holder is more than a one trick pony.

Lombard also holds six career submission wins and was part of 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney for Judo. Holding a 4th dan Black Belt in Judo and also a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Lombard is a well-rounded fighter, with dynamite in his hands.

Lombard sets a pace that makes fast-paced fighters slip up and get knocked out, yet makes the slower-paced fighters get frustrated and finally go after him, only to get sent home packing. With fast hands, huge power, great judo, and a well-rounded ground game, Lombard would fit right into the UFC and maybe the key to mixing up the UFC’s middleweight division currently being dominated by Anderson Silva.

With Silva running out of opponents in the middleweight division to fight in the UFC, fans have begun calling for super fights between either the welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre or the light heavyweight champ Jon Jones. Instead of a super fight though, how about signing Hector Lombard?

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