Hector Lombard

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Hector Lombard
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Born (1978-02-02) 2 February 1978 (age 37)
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 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Division Welterweight (2013–present)
Middleweight (2006–2013)
Light Heavyweight (2004–2006)
Reach 71.0 in (180 cm)[4]
Fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
Team American Top Team
Rank 4th dan black belt in Judo[5]
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[5]
Years active 2004–present
Kickboxing record
Total 2
Wins 2
Losses 0
Mixed martial arts record
Total 41
Wins 34
By knockout 19
By submission 7
By decision 8
Losses 4
By decision 4
Draws 1
No contests 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Hector Lombard
Medal record
Men's Judo
Competitor for  Cuba
Federacion Cuba de Judo
Gold medal – first place 1997 Junior Cuba Nationals Championship 73kg
Bronze medal – third place 1997 National Seniors Cuba Championship 73kg
Silver medal – second place 1998 National Seniors Cuba Championship 73kg
Gold medal – first place 1999 Cuban National Championships 73kg
Gold medal – first place 2000 Cuban National Championships 73kg
Gold medal – first place 2001 Cuban National Championships 73kg


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

Hector Miguel Lombard Pedrosa[6] (born 2 February 1978) is a Cuban-Australian professional mixed martial artist and former Olympic judoka who competes as a Welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the former Bellator Middleweight Champion.

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Background[edit]

Hector Lombard is a fourth degree black belt in Judo and former Olympic Judo competitor from Cuba.[7] 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.[8]

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 28 July 2007, where he fought top Australian fighter Kyle Noke. The result was a controversial draw. On 23 November 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 defence coming against Art Santore.[9] Lombard next successfully defended his belt against UFC veteran Joe Doerksen at CFC 16 on 25 March.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

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

EliteXC[edit]

On 18 April 2008, EliteXC released a press statement citing the signing of Hector Lombard.[10] His first opponent was scheduled to be Scott Smith in November, but the fight was later cancelled after the collapse of the promotion.

Bellator Fighting championships[edit]

On 6 January 2009, it was announced that Hector Lombard signed an exclusive agreement with Bellator Fighting Championships.[11]

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 13 May 2010 at Bellator 18,[12] but Filho pulled out of the bout on 10 May due to an alleged visa issue and was replaced by Jay Silva.[13] 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 12 August 2010 at Bellator 24.[14] He won the fight via KO (Punches) in the first round.

On 28 October 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.[15] He won via KO in third round.

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

On 30 January 2012, his contract with Bellator expired.

Australian Fighting Championship[edit]

Lombard also captured the Inaugural Australian Fighting Championship (AFC) middleweight title when he submitted Jesse Taylor in the second round with a heel hook at AFC 2.[16] 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 24 April 2012 that Hector Lombard had signed with the UFC.[17]

Lombard was expected to make his UFC debut against Brian Stann on 4 August 2012 at UFC on Fox 4.[18][19] However, Stann was forced out of the bout citing a shoulder injury.[20] In turn, Lombard was pulled from the card and instead faced Tim Boetsch on 21 July 2012 at UFC 149, replacing an injured Michael Bisping.[21] Lombard lost his debut UFC fight by split decision. Even though Lombard scored a knockdown and a couple of takedowns, Boetsch would win the highly-controversial decision, thus ending his 25-fight unbeaten streak.

Lombard faced Rousimar Palhares on 15 December 2012 at UFC on FX 6.[22] 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 3 March 2013 by another controversial split decision.[23]

Lombard next dropped down to the Welterweight division to face Nate Marquardt on 19 October 2013 at UFC 166.[24] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.

Lombard faced Jake Shields on 15 March 2014 at UFC 171.[25] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Lombard was expected to face Dong Hyun Kim on 23 August 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48.[26] However, Lombard pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Tyron Woodley.[27]

Lombard faced returning UFC veteran Josh Burkman on 3 January 2015 at UFC 182.[28] He won the fight by unanimous decision. Subsequent to the event, it was revealed Lombard failed his post-fight drug test, testing positive for the anabolic steroid desoxymethyltestosterone.[29]

Lombard was expected to face Rory MacDonald on 25 April 2015 at UFC 186.[30] However on 10 February, the UFC indicated that both participants had been removed from the card and that the pairing had been scrapped as both fighters are expected to be rebooked against a new opponent.[31][32]

On 23 March 2015 it was announced that Lombard had been suspended for one year (retroactive to 3 January) and fined his original $53,000 win bonus, plus one-third of the rest of his purse, which included $53,000 in show money and had his win over Josh Burkman overturned to a no contest by the NSAC for failing his UFC 182 drug test. In addition to his suspension, fine and overturning of the win, Lombard also must pass a drug test prior to getting relicensed by the NSAC.[33]

Return to Judo[edit]

On 29 March 2015 it reported that Lombard was planning to return to international judo competition with the hopes of competing for Australia in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[34]

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
NC 34–4–1 (2) Josh Burkman NC (overturned) UFC 182 3 January 2015 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Originally a unanimous decision win for Lombard, the result was overturned after Lombard tested positive for anabolic steroids during a post-fight test.
Win 34–4–1 (1) Jake Shields Decision (unanimous) UFC 171 15 March 2014 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 33–4–1 (1) Nate Marquardt KO (punches) UFC 166 19 October 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 3 March 2013 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 32–3–1 (1) Rousimar Palhares KO (punches) UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson 15 December 2012 1 3:38 Gold Coast, Australia
Loss 31–3–1 (1) Tim Boetsch Decision (split) UFC 149 21 July 2012 3 5:00 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win 31–2–1 (1) Trevor Prangley TKO (punches) Bellator 58 19 November 2011 2 1:06 Hollywood, Florida, United States 195 lb catchweight bout.
Win 30–2–1 (1) Jesse Taylor Submission (heel hook) Australian Fighting Championship 2 3 September 2011 2 1:26 Melbourne, Australia Won inaugural AFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 29–2–1 (1) Falaniko Vitale KO (punch) Bellator 44 14 May 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 25 March 2011 1 4:13 Sydney, Australia Defended CFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 27–2–1 (1) Alexander Shlemenko Decision (unanimous) Bellator 34 28 October 2010 5 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States Defended Bellator Middleweight Championship.
Win 26–2–1 (1) Herbert Goodman KO (punches) Bellator 24 12 August 2010 1 0:38 Hollywood, Florida, United States Non-title bout.
Win 25–2–1 (1) Jay Silva KO (punches) Bellator 18 13 May 2010 1 0:06 Monroe, Louisiana, United States 190 lb catchweight bout.
Win 24–2–1 (1) Art Santore TKO (doctor stoppage) CFC 12 12 March 2010 1 4:23 Sydney, Australia Defended CFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 23–2–1 (1) Joey Gorczynski Decision (unanimous) G-Force Fights 4 February 2010 3 5:00 Miami, Florida, United States Light Heavyweight bout.
Win 22–2–1 (1) Kalib Starnes Submission (punches) CFC 11 20 November 2009 1 1:55 Sydney, Australia Defended CFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 21–2–1 (1) Jared Hess TKO (doctor stoppage) Bellator 12 19 June 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 TKO (punches) Bellator 9 29 May 2009 1 2:56 Monroe, Louisiana, United States Bellator Season 1 Middleweight Tournament Semi-final.
Win 19–2–1 (1) Virgil Lozano KO (punch) Bellator 3 17 April 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 20 February 2009 1 0:20 Sydney, Australia Defended CFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 17–2–1 (1) Brian Ebersole Submission (punches) CFC 5 12 September 2008 4 1:56 Sydney, Australia Defended CFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 16–2–1 (1) Fabiano Capoani KO (elbows) CFC 4 23 May 2008 2 0:23 Sydney, Australia Defended CFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 15–2–1 (1) Tristan Yunker KO (knees) CFC 3 15 February 2008 1 3:10 Sydney, Australia Defended CFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 14–2–1 (1) Damir Mihajlovic Decision (unanimous) Serbia vs. Australia 21 December 2007 3 5:00 Belgrade, Serbia
Win 13–2–1 (1) Jean-François Lenogue Decision (unanimous) CFC 2 23 November 2007 3 5:00 Sydney, Australia Won inaugural CFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 12–2–1 (1) Tatsuya Kurisu TKO (corner stoppage) X-Agon 2 2 November 2007 1 0:48 Sydney, Australia
Draw 11–2–1 (1) Kyle Noke Draw CFC 1 28 July 2007 3 5:00 Sydney, Australia
Win 11–2 (1) Fabio Galeb KO (punch) OFC 1 19 May 2007 1 3:24 Sydney, Australia
Win 10–2 (1) Yusaku Tsukumo Decision (unanimous) WR 9 12 May 2007 3 5:00 Gold Coast, Australia
Win 9–2 (1) James Te Huna Submission (shoulder injury) WR 8 23 March 2007 1 3:50 Sydney, Australia
Win 8–2 (1) Eiji Ishikawa KO (punch) Deep: 28 Impact 16 February 2007 1 0:50 Bunkyo, Japan
Loss 7–2 (1) Gegard Mousasi Decision (unanimous) Pride – Bushido 13 5 November 2006 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan PRIDE 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix Alternate Bout.
Win 7–1 (1) Jae Young Kim Submission (armbar) Spirit MC 9 8 October 2006 1 1:36 Seoul, South Korea
Win 6–1 (1) Michael Ravenscroft Decision (unanimous) Dojo KO 22 July 2006 3 5:00 Melbourne, Australia
Loss 5–1 (1) Akihiro Gono Decision (unanimous) Pride – Bushido 11 4 June 2006 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan PRIDE 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix Opening Round.
Win 5–0 (1) Mathew Toa Submission (armbar) UP 1 April 2006 1 0:36 Gold Coast, Australia
Win 4–0 (1) Daiju Takase KO (punch) X-plosion 13 18 March 2006 1 4:40 Gold Coast, Australia
Win 3–0 (1) David Frendin KO (punch) XFO 10 3 March 2006 1 0:52 Gold Coast, Australia Won inaugural XFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 2–0 (1) Adam Bourke Submission (toe hold) XFC 9 26 November 2005 1 1:44 Gold Coast, Australia
NC 1–0 (1) Chris Brown NC (accidental headbutt) WR 3 12 March 2005 1 N/A Brisbane, Australia Brown was knocked out by an accidental headbutt.
Win 1–0 Michael Grunindike Decision (unanimous) SRF 11 26 September 2004 2 5:00 Gold Coast, 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

See also[edit]

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
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  4. ^ "Fight Card – UFC 182 Jones vs. Cormier". UFC.com. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Hector Lombard Biography". about.com. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  6. ^ http://boxing.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/boxingnvgov/content/results/2015_Results/01-03-15MMA.pdf
  7. ^ http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/hector-lombard-shango
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  9. ^ "CFC World". 2007. 
  10. ^ "EliteXC: Lombard Signs" (PDF). 2008. 
  11. ^ "Former Cuban Olympian, Hector Lombard Signs Exclusively With Bellator Fighting Championships". Reuters. 6 January 2009. 
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  13. ^ "Paulo Filho out, Jay Silva in against Hector Lombard on Thursday's Bellator 18 card". mmatorch.com. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  14. ^ "Hector Lombard meets NFL vet "Whisper" Goodman in Bellator 24 non-title fight". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  15. ^ "Champ Hector Lombard meets Falaniko Vitale in Bellator 44 non-title bout". MMAjunkie. 
  16. ^ http://www.theroar.com.au/2012/04/28/ufc-signs-cuban-australian-standout-hector-lombard/
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  22. ^ "UFC on FX 6 set for Australia, gets Hector Lombard vs. Rousimar Palhares headliner". mmajunkie.com. 7 September 2012. 
  23. ^ "Yushin Okami Vs Hector Lombard Added To UFC Japan". fighters.com. 8 January 2013. 
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  26. ^ Damon Martin (21 May 2014). "Hector Lombard vs. Dong Hyun Kim targeted for UFC Fight Night in China". foxsports.com. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  27. ^ Staff (24 June 2014). "Tyron Woodley in for Hector Lombard, meets Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 48". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  28. ^ Tristen Critchfield (3 October 2014). "Welterweight Josh Burkman Returns to Octagon, Faces Hector Lombard at UFC 182". sherdog.com. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
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  30. ^ Zane Simon (10 January 2015). "Hector Lombard set to face Rory MacDonald at UFC 186". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  31. ^ Staff (10 February 2015). "Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi is UFC 186's new co-main event". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  32. ^ Mike Bohn (10 February 2015). "With MacDonald vs. Lombard pulled from UFC 186, both fighters to get new opponents". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  33. ^ Matt Erickson and Brent Brookhouse (23 March 2015). "Hector Lombard suspended one year, fined, has UFC 182 win overturned by NSAC". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  34. ^ Neil Rooke (29 March 2015). "Hector Lombard Eyes 2016 Olympic Judo Berth". CombatPress.com. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 

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