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Brian Stann out of UFC on FOX fight with Hector Lombard due to injury

It looks like former Bellator middleweight champ Hector Lombard will face a new opponent on August 4 when he makes his UFC debut after news surfaced stating original adversary, Brian Stann, had withdrawn from the bout as the result of an undisclosed injury he suffered while training for the fight. The two were set to serve as the evening’s main event meaning Stann’s status has left the show’s headliner in limbo.

MMAJunkie was first to report the change though nothing official has been announced by the UFC.

Stann is 4-1 as a middleweight including an opening round knockout of Alessio Sakara in his most recent outing. Meanwhile, Lombard holds an overall record of 31-2-1 including an unbeaten stretch spanning more than 20 tilts.

UFC on FOX 4 still features a fight between Ryan Bader-Lyoto Machida, giving the UFC a bit of flexibility in terms of promoting a significant scrap at the top of the card in case a suitable foe for Lombard can’t be found in time. Other match-ups at the event include Phil Davis-Wagner Prado, Cole Miller-Nam Phan, and Travis Browne-Ben Rothwell.

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10 COMMENTS
  • Richard Stabone says:

    Belcher!

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  • MCM says:

    move Lyoto/Bader up to the main event, and bring in Belcher or Ronny Marks for Lombard.

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  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    Belcher’s hand is injured. Maybe Okami or even Palhares?

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Paul Harris would be awesome.

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  • Angry Mike says:

    Dammit!

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Ugh… sure enough, Belcher doesn’t appear he’ll be ready to fight within 2 months. This sucks.

    For Hector’s first fight I’d like to see him matched up against a striker, to get a feel for where he stands in the UFC mix right off the bat. A matchup against an Okami or Palhares doesn’t feel like the right type of pairing given the fact Lombard is making hi UFC debut/splash, and also that it’s a FOX card.

    Like Mike said… Dammit!

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  • BiG BaD BuLL says:

    I know he’s already booked with Cote, but I’d love to see him go against Cung le. I know Cung isn’t ranked as high, but it would be an awesome fight…Also, is Leben back in action, yet? That would be another great brawl, and I like the parallel for Leben being the first fight for Lombard the same way he was for Silva.

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  • MCM says:

    Word is Shogun vs Vera is the new headliner. No word yet on what will happen to Lombard. (I still like the Ronny Marks fight)

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    gutted, wanted to see Brian Stann flat on his back. not sure it was gonna happen but thats why i would have watched that fight

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  • Rece Rock says:

    Lombard fights Boetsch now that Bisping is hurt.

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