Damn solid test for Lombard's first match-up in the UFC. I'm pumped for this fight! Could go either way, but if Stann gets the KO, then Bellator looks baaaad.
Hector Lombard To Make UFC Debut Against Brian Stann
UFC president Dana White was in a giving mood today. Just minutes after confirming a bout between Mauricio Rua and Thiago Silva, Dana confirmed another huge bout, this time in the middleweight division. Former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard will make his UFC debut against The All-American, Brian Stann.
Lombard (31-2-1, 1 NC) defeated Jared Hess for the inaugural Bellator middleweight title in mid-2009 and successfully defended it once. He also picked up wins in four other Bellator non-title fights. The Cuban-Australian fighter is on a 24-fight unbeaten streak and was one of the faces of the Bellator organization, but couldn't come to terms with the promotion and moved over to the UFC. Stann (12-4) is coming off a first-round knockout of Alessio Sakara at UFC on Fuel 2 earlier this month.
No date or location has been set for the bout, but you can probably expect it sometime in July or August.