UFC President Dana White says that Bellator import, Hector Lombard, might just get a middleweight title shot if he beats Brian Stann in his UFC debut. “When you talk about cleaning out a division, there’s always another guy who comes up, even for a guy like Anderson…We just brought in Lombard. (If) Lombard beats Stann. … that (title) fight makes sense,” Sergio Non reports White as saying, for USA Today.
And, oh yeah, Stann vs. Lombard will headline UFC on Fox 4, according to MMA Fighting ace Mike Chiappetta. When a fan asked Chiappetta, via twitter, if the fight was set to be the main event for Fox’ fourth UFC installment, he replied in the affirmative.
“Yes it is (UFC on FOX 4). 5 rounds. RT @MMAdamMartin Hey @MikeChiappetta, is @HectorLombard vs. @brianstann the main event of @UFConFOX?”
So there we have it – Stann (12-4) will take on Lombard (31-2-1) in a five-round main event with immediate title implications. Stann is coming off a KO win over Alessio Sakara last month and Lombard hasn’t lost since 2006, in Pride, to Gegard Mousasi.
What do you think, nation? Should Lombard get the Anderson Silva treatment and receive a title shot after an impressive organization debut? Would he have a better shot against Silva or Sonnen, who face one another this summer at UFC 148?
Consider those questions while watching highlights of Lombard’s all-natural self smashing cats: