Over the last few years, Hector Lombard has been a destructive force in Bellator’s middleweight division.
The knockout artist has been on one of the best winning streaks in the sport over the last few years, winning his last 20 fights with a stoppage rate of 80 percent during the streak.
After a few years of watching him run rampant on Bellator’s 185-lb weight class, fans have been clamoring for Lombard to make the leap into the UFC. Earlier this week, the Bellator champ confirmed via Twitter that his next fight will be inside the Octagon.
The UFC’s middleweight division is currently without a true group of contenders, with only Chael Sonnen having done enough to earn a shot at Anderson Silva’s belt. But with top contenders like Mark Munoz and Michael Bisping already locked into fights this summer, it will be interesting to see who Lombard will get matched up against in his UFC debut.