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Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt Welterweight Bout Booked for UFC 166, Oct. 19th in Houston

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Not only does does the UFC pay Hector Lombard an outrageous amount of money, the promotion also lets him do his own matchmaking, apparently. Two weeks after the Cuban slugger publicly called out Nate Marquardt for his first bout at 170 pounds, a fight between Lombard and Marquardt has now been confirmed for the UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 supporting card, October 19th at the Toyota Center in Houston.

Formerly one of the UFC’s top middleweight contenders, Nate Marquardt has lost his last two outings as a welterweight, including a first-round knockout at the hands of Jake Ellenberger at Marquardt’s UFC return fight in March. That loss was the first time Marquardt had been stopped since his TKO defeat against Anderson Silva six years ago.

Considering that Lombard is one of the UFC’s most expensive busts in recent memory — with only one win in the Octagon in three attempts at 185 pounds — this fight could be a must-win for both men, and you can bet that Lombard will be swinging for Marquardt’s off-button, at least until he gets tired in the second round. Got any predictions?

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Gery1969- July 5, 2013 at 3:13 am
what Juanita responded I didnt know that anyone can profit $9469 in four weeks on the internet. have you seen this web link
CheckHisPee- July 3, 2013 at 11:53 pm
Maybe the UFC should keep Lombard for it's "gatekeeper", he's a great can masher.
Themod- July 3, 2013 at 7:28 pm
what Marcus implied I am shocked that a mom able to profit $6176 in a few weeks on the internet. have you read this webpage
mma4everbitchs- July 3, 2013 at 6:23 pm
U must be the real fighter fan from the stands in Winnipeg.
mma4everbitchs- July 3, 2013 at 6:21 pm
Mma aint only mainstream its worldwide mr. Arum.
danomite- July 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm
I predict Lombard either misses weight by 7 lbs or he comes out looking a little...flat, like overeem in his last fight.
realfighterfan- July 3, 2013 at 5:58 pm
NOONE in the UFC is a bigger STEROID CHEAT than Nate "THE CHEAT" Marquardt. I hope Lombard knocks Nate's cheating ass right back out of the UFC. Nate should have never been granted a 4th chance.

fighters like Nate who have used steroids their entire career are reason UFC/MMA will never be a main stream sport.
algiersheadkick504- July 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm
Marquardts head gets sent to the second row in the first round...or lombards body shits down in the sona and ko's himself
cman- July 3, 2013 at 1:03 pm
Lombard Gasses before he makes it to the cage and Marquardt still gets disqualified for pissing a substance yet to be discovered.
Lombard goes down as the first winner from the tunnel.
Goog- July 3, 2013 at 12:46 pm
I think he's going to give a new meaning to the phrase "speed kills".
The12ozCurls- July 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm
I predict Marquardt's thigh looking like Kuato is going to crawl out of it . . . . . Again.