Hector Lombard

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Hector Lombard
Born (1978-02-02) February 2, 1978 (age 36)
Matanzas, Cuba
Other names Showeather,[1] Lightning, Shango
Residence Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Nationality Cuban, Australian[2][3]
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 169 lb (77 kg; 12 st 1 lb)
Division Welterweight (2013-present)
Middleweight (2006-2013)
Light Heavyweight (2004-2006)
Reach 71 in (180 cm)
Fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
Team American Top Team
Rank

Fourth dan black belt in Judo [4]

Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu [4]
Years active 2004-present
Kickboxing record
Total 2
Wins 2
Losses 0
Mixed martial arts record
Total 40
Wins 34
By knockout 19
By submission 7
By decision 8
Losses 4
By decision 4
Draws 1
No contests 1
Other information
Website http://www.HectorLightningLombard.com
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Hector Lombard
Medal record
Men's Judo
Competitor for  Cuba
Federacion Cuba de Judo
Gold 1997 Junior Cuba Nationals Championship 73kg
Bronze 1997 National Seniors Cuba Championship 73kg
Silver 1998 National Seniors Cuba Championship 73kg
Gold 1999 Cuban National Championships 73kg
Gold 2000 Cuban National Championships 73kg
Gold 2001 Cuban National Championships 73kg


International Judo Federation
Silver 1998 Campeonato Ibero Americano 73kg
Gold 2000 Torneo International Jose Ramon Rodriges 73kg
Silver 2001 Austria Open 73kg
Bronze 2001 World Masters Germany 73kg
Silver 2001 Tre Torri International Open 73kg
Gold 2001 Torneo International 73kg
Gold 2001 International Open Guido Sieni 73kg
Bronze 2002 International Open Tre Torri 73kg
Gold 2004 Australian Open 81kg
Gold 2004 Australian Open 100kg+


Hector Lombard (born February 2, 1978) is a Cuban-Australian professional mixed martial artist and former Olympic judoka who competes as a Welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of March 17, 2014, he is #6 in official UFC Welterweight rankings. He is also the former Bellator Middleweight Champion[5]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Background[edit]

Hector Lombard is a fourth 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.[6]

PRIDE[edit]

In 2006, Lombard fought twice in PRIDE, losing two unanimous decisions, one to Akihiro Gono and one to Gegard Mousasi.

Cage Fighting Championship[edit]

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.[7] Lombard next successfully defended his belt against UFC veteran Joe Doerksen at CFC 16 on March 25.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Lombard was scheduled to compete for the promotion at UFC 78, but was forced to withdraw due to visa issues.

EliteXC[edit]

On April 18, 2008, EliteXC released a press statement citing the signing of Hector Lombard.[8] 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[edit]

On January 6, 2009, it was announced that Hector Lombard signed an exclusive agreement with Bellator Fighting Championships.[9]

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,[10] but Filho pulled out of the bout on May 10 due to an alleged visa issue and was replaced by Jay Silva.[11] 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.

Lombard then faced former NFL player Herbert Goodman in a non-title fight on August 12, 2010 at Bellator 24.[12] He won the fight via KO (Punches) in the first round.

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.

Lombard next fought Falaniko Vitale in a non-title bout at Bellator 44.[13] He won via KO in third round.

Lombard fought in another non-title bout against Trevor Prangley at Bellator 58 on November 19, 2011. Lombard won the fight via second round TKO.

On January 30, 2012, his contract with Bellator expired.

Australian Fighting Championship[edit]

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[edit]

It was confirmed on April 24, 2012 that Hector Lombard had signed with the UFC.[14]

Lombard was expected to make his UFC debut against Brian Stann on August 4, 2012 at UFC on Fox 4.[15][16] However, Stann was forced out of the bout citing a shoulder injury.[17] 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.[18] Lombard lost his debut UFC fight by 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.[19] Lombard knocked Palhares out in the first round with ground and pound after having knocked Palhares down with punches.

Lombard was defeated by Yushin Okami at UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann on March 3, 2013 by split decision.[20]

Lombard next dropped down to the Welterweight division to face Nate Marquardt on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166.[21] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.

Lombard faced Jake Shields on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171.[22] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Lombard was expected to face Dong Hyun Kim on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48.[23] However, Lombard pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Tyron Woodley.[24]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 34–4–1 (1) Jake Shields Decision (unanimous) UFC 171 March 15, 2014 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 33–4–1 (1) Nate Marquardt KO (punches) UFC 166 October 19, 2013 1 1:48 Houston, Texas, United States Welterweight debut.
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 2 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 (punches) 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 & punches) CFC 7 February 20, 2009 1 0:20 Sydney, Australia Defended CFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 17–2–1 (1) Brian Ebersole Submission (punches) 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 Belgrade, Serbia
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 (corner stoppage) 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 Submission (shoulder 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[edit]

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Rd. Time Location Notes
Win 3–0 Aaron Boyes KO Xplosion 18 2008-03-29 2 Sydney, Australia X-Rules
Win 2–0 Daniel Patterson Decision (unanimous) Prosecution 2 2007-06-15 3 Melbourne, Australia Muay Thai
Win 1–0 Ronnie Najjar Decision (unanimous) Fight Force Event at QBH 2007-03-04 3 Melbourne, Australia Muay Thai

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/8/19/6045425/hector-lombard-changes-nickname-to-showeather
  2. ^ http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/4/30/2988121/ufcs-newest-fighter-hector-lombard-asks-for-a-random-drug-test
  3. ^ http://www.profighting-fans.com/articles/hector-lombard-interview_052609.html
  4. ^ a b "Hector Lombard Biography". about.com. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  5. ^ UFC Fighter Rankings
  6. ^ "Lombard continues unbeaten streak". 2010. 
  7. ^ "CFC World". 2007. 
  8. ^ "EliteXC: Lombard Signs" (PDF). 2008. 
  9. ^ "Former Cuban Olympian, Hector Lombard Signs Exclusively With Bellator Fighting Championships". Reuters. 2009-01-06. 
  10. ^ "Bellator announces Hector Lombard vs Paulo Filho non-title 'Super Fight' on May 13". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  11. ^ "Paulo Filho out, Jay Silva in against Hector Lombard on Thursday's Bellator 18 card". mmatorch.com. Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  12. ^ "Hector Lombard meets NFL vet "Whisper" Goodman in Bellator 24 non-title fight". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  13. ^ "Champ Hector Lombard meets Falaniko Vitale in Bellator 44 non-title bout". MMAjunkie. 
  14. ^ MMAjunkie.com Staff (April 24, 2012). "Bellator champ Hector Lombard signs with UFC". mmajunkie.com. 
  15. ^ "Hector Lombard vs. Brian Stann targeted for UFC on FOX 4 in Los Angeles". mmajunkie.com. April 29, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Hector Lombard Leaves Bellator". ESPN.go.com. April 25, 2012. 
  17. ^ Helwani, Ariel (June 6, 2012). "Brian Stann Out of UFC on FOX 4 Main Event". mmafighting.com. 
  18. ^ Mrosko, Gene (June 7, 2012). "Hector Lombard vs Tim Boetsch fight set for July 21 with Michael Bisping injured". mmamania.com. 
  19. ^ "UFC on FX 6 set for Australia, gets Hector Lombard vs. Rousimar Palhares headliner". mmajunkie.com. September 7, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Yushin Okami Vs Hector Lombard Added To UFC Japan". fighters.com. January 8, 2013. 
  21. ^ Staff (2013-07-03). "Nate Marquardt vs. Hector Lombard Welterweight Bout Added to UFC 166 Fight Card". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  22. ^ Dann Stupp (2013-12-09). "Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields slated for UFC 171 in Dallas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  23. ^ Damon Martin (2014-05-21). "Hector Lombard vs. Dong Hyun Kim targeted for UFC Fight Night in China". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  24. ^ Staff (2014-06-24). "Tyron Woodley in for Hector Lombard, meets Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 48". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 

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