The UFC has confirmed that their new middleweight signee Hector Lombard — best known as Bellator’s Angel of Death — will be making his first Octagon appearance against Brian Stann. UFC.com reports that the matchup will take place this August in Los Angeles, suggesting that it will go down at UFC on FOX 4.
Known for his inhuman power and massive physique, Lombard took to twitter last night to make a rather unique request: “Can we make a random drug test before my fight???” Lombard clearly wants to prove that his muscles are all natural — though once you request a random test, it’s not exactly random anymore. Ah well, he’ll get the hang of it.
Lombard (31-2-1, w/ 1 no-contest) is currently riding a 20-fight win streak, and hasn’t lost a bout since his PRIDE stint in 2006. He’ll be matching those impressive stats against Brian Stann (12-4), who is coming off his first-round knockout of Alessio Sakara at UFC on FUEL 2. Lombard was previously signed by the UFC in 2007, but visa issues prevented the Cuban-born Olympic judoka from making his debut at UFC 78.
So will Lombard keep rolling this summer, or will he crumble on the big stage against an All-American veteran? Your thoughts, please.