Shields has barely skated by in his last two tilts, scoring Split Decisions against Demian Maia and Tyron Woodley. However, he won’t be able to coast against Lombard when they lock horns in March at UFC 171. As a former Olympic judoka “Lightning” isn’t afraid to grapple if need be, but his stand-up is vastly superior to Shields’ and it will only take him a handful of strikes to end things. Beating him will definitely be a tough task for Shields, but then again he’s the type of fighter who will gladly blanket Lombard en route to a decision nod and definitely has the ability to do so. (PHOTO CREDIT: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports)
Welcome back to the 10-Point Must! Every week I’ll give my thoughts on ten topics from the past seven days with hopes the readership will contribute their takes as well in the Comments section. This time around, subjects range from an update on Georges St-Pierre’s future to some freshly-minted match-ups to the untimely death of Shane Del Rosario.
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