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Hector Lombard

Onion2011-09-07 22:36:32 +0000 #1
I've been watching Lombard the past couple years and he has been looking very good as of late. He's undefeated in his last 13 fights and is 19-2-1 overall with both losses coming via decisions 3 years ago in Pride.

He's a judo Olympian and is now with American Top Team, which is really seeming to help his overall skills and bringing them together. His last five fights have ended due to strikes (as have the majority of his wins) but he is also good with submissions as well, and seems to becoming very well rounded.

His opponents haven't been big names as of late, which is unfortunate as being Cuban has caused him difficulties when it comes to fighting in the US (he was even supposed to fight UFC a couple years back, but couldn't get cleared for his visa), and has mainly fought in Australia. He was also set to fight in EliteXC against Scott Smith, but the company folded shortly after the fight was announced.

I really wanna see this guy step up in competition, and I think if he wins the Bellator tournament (which he is the heavy favourite), he may get the call from Strikeforce or even UFC, now that he can fight in the US.


Porfirio2011-09-07 22:39:24 +0000 #2
His fight against Gono was hilarious. He came out super aggressive for five minutes, burned out and Gono picked him apart. I've never seen a more aggressive fighter than on that fight.
wgrapple2011-09-07 23:24:50 +0000 #3
He has potential but anytime he's stepped up in competition he's gotten beat down.
Guilty2011-09-07 23:44:52 +0000 #4
I saw him the other day at the Bellator event in Norman. He really didn't get to fight long enough for me to get a good read on him. I was hoping to see some judo throws or something. The banged for about a minute or so before Lombard got the KO.
Anytime2011-09-08 00:03:34 +0000 #5
yea, his aggressiveness is insane
ilostmydog2011-09-08 00:58:08 +0000 #6
Has he learned to throw anything other than a left hook yet? Seriously, I lost any of the little hope I had for the guy when he tried to smother Gono with his chest. What kind of fight IQ is that?

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