Hector Lombard will enter the Octagon this summer with a record of 31-2-1 including a 25-fight unbeaten streak. With a resume like that, it is no wonder Lombard is already on the brink of title-contention in the UFC‘s middleweight division.
UFC President Dana White confirmed his status in an interview with MMAJunkie following the post-fight press conference for UFC on FX 3 that Lombard is likely one big win from a shot at the belt currently held by Anderson Silva.
“We’re definitely looking at Hector,” said White of the former Olympic judoka. “Hector’s had an incredible streak outside the UFC. We’ll see how he does here in the UFC.”
The former Bellator middleweight champ will make his debut at UFC 149 next month against Tim Boetsch.
Silva is set to defend his title against Chael Sonnen in the main event of UFC 148 on July 7, while Lombard-Boetsch takes place two weeks later. As such, the timing could be perfect for Lombard to set up a title-fight in the near future.
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