February 2, 1978 |
|Residence||Boca Raton, Florida, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Reach||71 in (180 cm)|
|Style||Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing|
|Fighting out of||Coconut Creek, Florida, United States|
|Team||American Top Team|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts
Hector Lombard, a 4th degree black belt in Judo and former Olympic Judo competitor from Cuba. Lombard currently trains at the world-renowned American Top Team facility in Coconut Creek, Florida. Marcus "Conan" Silveira (ATT Head Coach) awarded Lombard with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu following his victory at CFC 12.
Cage Fighting Championship
Lombard headlined the first Cage Fighting Championship show on July 28, 2007, where he fought top Australian fighter Kyle Noke. The result was a controversial draw. On November 23, 2007, Lombard defeated French kickboxer and actor, Jean-François Lénogue to be the CFC Middleweight Champion. He has defended his title six times with the last title defense coming against Art Santore. Lombard next successfully defended his belt against UFC veteran Joe Doerksen at CFC 16 on March 25.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Lombard was scheduled to compete for the promotion at UFC 78, but was forced to withdraw due to visa issues.
On April 18, 2008, EliteXC released a press statement citing the signing of Hector Lombard. His first opponent was scheduled to be Scott Smith in November, but the fight was later canceled after the collapse of the promotion.
Bellator Fighting Championships
He fought and defeated Virgil Lozano and Damien Stelly to make it to the finals and fight for the first Bellator middleweight championship belt. Lombard defeated Jared Hess via doctor stoppage in the fourth round to win the middleweight title.
Lombard was scheduled to face Paulo Filho in a non-title bout on May 13, 2010 at Bellator 18, but Filho pulled out of the bout on May 10 due to an alleged visa issue and was replaced by Jay Silva. Lombard scored the fastest knockout in Bellator history by recording a six second win, surpassing Eddie Sanchez and his ten second KO win over Jay White.
On October 28, 2010 Lombard went on to defeat Alexander Shlemenko in a 1st season winner vs. a 2nd season winner matchup to retain the Bellator Middleweight Championship at Bellator 34. He was the first man in Bellator history to successfully defend his title belt in any weight division.
As of January 30, 2012 his contract with Bellator has expired.
Australian Fighting Championship
Lombard also captured the Inaugural AFC middleweight title when he submitted Jesse Taylor in the second round with a heel hook at Australian Fighting Championship 2. In the first and beginning of the second rounds Lombard used superior strength to out-grapple Taylor. This victory would extend his winning streak to 24 wins with 1 draw.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Lombard was expected to make his UFC debut against Brian Stann on August 4, 2012 at UFC on Fox 4. However, Stann was forced out of the bout citing a shoulder injury. In turn, Lombard was pulled from the card and instead faced Tim Boetsch on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149, replacing an injured Michael Bisping. Lombard lost his debut UFC fight by a highly controversial split decision. Even though Lombard scored a knockdown and a couple of takedowns, Boetsch would prove to outstrike him via Fight Metric, thus ending his 25-fight unbeaten streak.
Lombard faced Rousimar Palhares on December 15, 2012 at UFC on FX 6. Lombard knocked Palhares out in the first round with ground and pound after having knocked Palhares down with punches. In his post-fight interview Lombard called out Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|38 matches||32 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||32-4-1 (1)||Yushin Okami||Decision (split)||UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann||March 3, 2013||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||32-3-1 (1)||Rousimar Palhares||KO (punches)||UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson||December 15, 2012||1||3:38||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia|
|Loss||31-3-1 (1)||Tim Boetsch||Decision (split)||UFC 149||July 21, 2012||3||5:00||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||31-2-1 (1)||Trevor Prangley||TKO (punches)||Bellator 58||November 19, 2011||2||1:06||Hollywood, Florida, United States||195 lb catchweight bout.|
|Win||30-2-1 (1)||Jesse Taylor||Submission (heel hook)||AFC 12||September 3, 2011||2||1:26||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia||Won inaugural AFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||29-2-1 (1)||Falaniko Vitale||KO (punch)||Bellator 44||May 14, 2011||3||0:54||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Non-title bout.|
|Win||28-2-1 (1)||Joe Doerksen||TKO (doctor stoppage)||CFC 16||March 25, 2011||1||4:13||Sydney, Australia||Defended CFC Middleweight Championship|
|Win||27-2-1 (1)||Alexander Shlemenko||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 34||October 28, 2010||5||5:00||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Defended Bellator Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||26-2-1 (1)||Herbert Goodman||KO (punches)||Bellator 24||August 12, 2010||1||0:38||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Non-title bout.|
|Win||25-2-1 (1)||Jay Silva||KO (punches)||Bellator 18||May 13, 2010||1||0:06||Monroe, Louisiana, United States||190 lb catchweight bout.|
|Win||24-2-1 (1)||Art Santore||TKO (doctor stoppage)||CFC 12||March 12, 2010||1||4:23||Sydney, Australia||Defended CFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||23-2-1 (1)||Joey Gorczynski||Decision (unanimous)||G-Force Fights||February 4, 2010||3||5:00||Miami, Florida, United States||Light Heavyweight bout.|
|Win||22-2-1 (1)||Kalib Starnes||Submission (rear naked choke)||CFC 11||November 20, 2009||1||1:55||Sydney, Australia||Defended CFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||21-2-1 (1)||Jared Hess||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Bellator 12||June 19, 2009||4||1:41||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Bellator Season 1 Middleweight Tournament Final; Won Bellator Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||20-2-1 (1)||Damien Stelly||KO (punch)||Bellator 9||May 29, 2009||1||2:56||Monroe, Louisiana, United States||Bellator Season 1 Middleweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||19-2-1 (1)||Virgil Lozano||KO (punch)||Bellator 3||April 17, 2009||1||1:10||Norman, Oklahoma, United States||Bellator Season 1 Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Win||18-2-1 (1)||Ron Verdadero||TKO (suplex and punches)||CFC 7||February 20, 2009||1||0:20||Sydney, Australia||Defended CFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||17-2-1 (1)||Brian Ebersole||Submission (knee injury)||CFC 5||September 12, 2008||4||1:56||Sydney, Australia||Defended CFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||16-2-1 (1)||Fabiano Capoani||KO (elbows)||CFC 4||May 23, 2008||2||0:23||Sydney, Australia||Defended CFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||15-2-1 (1)||Tristan Yunker||KO (knees)||CFC 3||February 15, 2008||1||3:10||Sydney, Australia||Defended CFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||14-2-1 (1)||Damir Mihajlovic||Decision (unanimous)||Serbia vs. Australia||December 21, 2007||3||5:00||Australia|
|Win||13-2-1 (1)||Jean-François Lenogue||Decision (unanimous)||CFC 2||November 23, 2007||3||5:00||Sydney, Australia||Won inaugural CFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||12-2-1 (1)||Tatsuya Kurisu||TKO (punches & soccer kick)||X-Agon 2||November 2, 2007||1||0:48||Sydney, Australia|
|Draw||11-2-1 (1)||Kyle Noke||Draw||CFC 1||July 28, 2007||3||5:00||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||11-2 (1)||Fabio Galeb||KO (punch)||OFC 1||May 19, 2007||1||3:24||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||10-2 (1)||Yusaku Tsukumo||Decision (unanimous)||WR 9||May 12, 2007||3||5:00||Queensland, Australia|
|Win||9-2 (1)||James Te-Huna||Verbal Submission (injury)||WR 8||March 23, 2007||1||3:50||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||8-2 (1)||Eiji Ishikawa||KO (punch)||DEEP 28||February 16, 2007||1||0:50||Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||7-2 (1)||Gegard Mousasi||Decision (unanimous)||Pride Bushido 13||November 5, 2006||2||5:00||Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan||PRIDE 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix Alternate Bout.|
|Win||7-1 (1)||Jae Young Kim||Submission (armbar)||Spirit MC 9||October 8, 2006||1||1:36||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||6-1 (1)||Michael Ravenscroft||Decision (unanimous)||Dojo KO||July 22, 2006||3||5:00||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Loss||5-1 (1)||Akihiro Gono||Decision (unanimous)||Pride Bushido 11||June 4, 2006||2||5:00||Saitama, Saitama, Japan||PRIDE 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix Opening Round.|
|Win||5-0 (1)||Mathew Toa||Submission (armbar)||UP||April 1, 2006||1||0:36||Queensland, Australia|
|Win||4-0 (1)||Daiju Takase||KO (punch)||X-plosion 13||March 18, 2006||1||4:40||Queensland, Australia|
|Win||3-0 (1)||David Frendin||KO (punch)||XFO 10||March 3, 2006||1||0:52||Queensland, Australia||Won inaugural XFC Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||2-0 (1)||Adam Bourke||Submission (toe hold)||XFC 9||November 26, 2005||1||1:44||Queensland, Australia|
|NC||1-0 (1)||Chris Brown||NC (accidental headbutt)||WR 3||March 12, 2005||1||N/A||Brisbane, Australia||Brown was knocked out by an accidental headbutt.|
|Win||1-0||Michael Grunindike||Decision (unanimous)||SRF 11||September 26, 2004||2||5:00||Queensland, Australia|
Modified Rules: Fight Record
|Professional record breakdown|
|3 matches||3 wins||0 losses|
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