2 February 1978 |
|Other names||Showeather, Lightning, Shango|
|Residence||Boca Raton, Florida, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
Light Heavyweight (2004–2006)
|Reach||71.0 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Coconut Creek, Florida, United States|
|Team||American Top Team|
|Rank||4th dan black belt in Judo
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|Competitor for Cuba|
|Federacion Cuba de Judo|
|1997 Junior Cuba Nationals Championship||73kg|
|1997 National Seniors Cuba Championship||73kg|
|1998 National Seniors Cuba Championship||73kg|
|1999 Cuban National Championships||73kg|
|2000 Cuban National Championships||73kg|
|2001 Cuban National Championships||73kg
|International Judo Federation|
|1998 Campeonato Ibero Americano||73kg|
|2000 Torneo International Jose Ramon Rodriges||73kg|
|2001 Austria Open||73kg|
|2001 World Masters Germany||73kg|
|2001 Tre Torri International Open||73kg|
|2001 Torneo International||73kg|
|2001 International Open Guido Sieni||73kg|
|2002 International Open Tre Torri||73kg|
|2004 Australian Open||81kg|
|2004 Australian Open||100kg+|
Hector Miguel Lombard Pedrosa (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.
- 1 Mixed martial arts
- 2 Championships and accomplishments
- 3 Kickboxing record
- 4 Mixed martial arts record
- 5 Modified Rules: Fight Record
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Mixed martial arts
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.
Cage Fighting Championship
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. Lombard next successfully defended his belt against UFC veteran Joe Doerksen at CFC 16 on 25 March.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Lombard was scheduled to compete for the promotion at UFC 78, but was forced to withdraw due to visa issues.
On 18 April 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 cancelled 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 13 May 2010 at Bellator 18, but Filho pulled out of the bout on 10 May 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 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.
On 30 January 2012, his contract with Bellator expired.
Australian Fighting Championship
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. 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
It was confirmed on 24 April 2012 that Hector Lombard had signed with the UFC.
Lombard was expected to make his UFC debut against Brian Stann on 4 August 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 21 July 2012 at UFC 149, replacing an injured Michael Bisping. 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 returning UFC veteran Josh Burkman on 3 January 2015 at UFC 182. 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.
Lombard was expected to face Rory MacDonald on 25 April 2015 at UFC 186. 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.
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.
Return to Judo
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.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
2 Win (0 (T)KO's, 2 decisions), 0 Losses, 0 Draws
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|41 matches||34 wins||4 losses|
|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
|Professional record breakdown|
|3 matches||3 wins||0 losses|
|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|
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