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Lombard Submits Taylor at AFC 2, Vows to “Take Anderson Silva’s Head Off”

We know Hector, Anderson’s voice is nothing short of heavenly.

For all the crap the UFC has gotten for their purchase of Strikeforce back in March, this week’s events have surely helped prove that a small, upstart promotion, though unable to compete with the UFC, can still put on a successful show. On Saturday, the second installment of the Australian Fighting Championships went down. Despite the fact that that the card was full of relatively unknown fighters, it managed to be incredibly entertaining none the less.

The main event featured a couple of familiar faces in Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard and TUF 7 finalist Jesse Taylor. Though the fight did not end via Lombard’s typically brutal KO, it saw the Cuban-born Aussie fend off most of “JT Money’s” takedowns in the first round and answer with a brutal onslaught of elbows. The end came shortly into the second round. On a reversal of a Taylor single leg, Lombard secured a heel hook, forcing the TUF alum to tap and halting his five fight win streak. When asked the inevitable question regarding Anderson Silva in his post fight interview, Lombard was rather frank about how the fight would go down. “I wouldn’t be frightened of him,” he stated, “I would go in there to take the head off.” Reports have yet to confirm whether or not Lombard has been spending time at the Frank Mir School of Trash Talk.

But Lombard’s finish was not even the most impressive heel hook of the night, which went to Polish up and comer Marcin Held. Held managed to pull off a spinning inside heel hook on Hawaiian Kaleo Kwan within the opening minute of the fight. Also on the card, former UFC and Pride heavyweight Soa Palelei scored a quick knockout of Son Hai Suk just 28 seconds into the bout. Palelei is perhaps best known for his epic brawl with Eddie Sanches back at UFC 79, which he has gone 4-1 since.

Full Results:

Hector Lombard def. Jesse Taylor via submission (heel hook) rd 2
Dillan Andrews def. Ross Dallow via TKO rd 1
Marcin Held def. Kaleo Kwan via submission (heel hook) rd 1
Soa Palelei def. Son Hai Suk via TKO rd 1
Nick Patterson def. James Fairman via TKO rd 1
Rusty McBride def. Richard Burmann via TKO rd 1
Daniel Hooker def. Yuma Ishizuka via majority decision
Jack Becker def. Ben Hansen via sub rd 1
Troy Williams def. Sam Summers via armbar rd 1

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judoxca- November 22, 2011 at 5:24 am
Hector Lombard is ready and willing to beat any/all middleweights in the UFC stable but Dana White refuses to give him a chance to prove it. Does this have anything to do with the US Blockade of Cuba? Hector does'nt live there anymore and I believe is not even welcome back home as he abandonned his Cuba National Judo Team members back in the last Olympics held in Melboure, Australia. Maybe Dana White is simply protecting his stable? Does anyone have a better idea regarding this situation?
I am quite certain, however, that Lombard sends some of his $$ winnings to family in Cuba. With UFC wins, he could send a lot more. A whole lot more.
just some dong- September 4, 2011 at 11:50 pm
@ Hector Lombard


Good one, bro. Keep KO'ing them Bellator clowns, and thinking you're the shit.

RwilsonR- September 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm
@ Pen Fifteen - maybe when Lombard fights better people than JT Money. Jason Reinhardt had 17 wins in a row, and I think we've seen why he didn't deserve a title shot.
fatbellyfrank- September 4, 2011 at 2:41 pm
Go Hector, and who wrote the article, who is our aussie correspondent?, we got an event coming up in Cairns on 31 oct
NinjaVanish- September 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm
So glad Taylor lost this fight. He was so overrated on TUF 7. All he does is one or two punches, then constantly shoot for takedowns, then lays on his opponent. WAR LOMBARD!
Pen Fifteen- September 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm
Lombard is 33 years old and has over 30 pro fights; how much longer will it take for him to be ready for Silva? Like most, I don't give the guy much of a chance, but he's as ready as he's ever going to get.
RwilsonR- September 4, 2011 at 10:56 am
I'd like to see Lombard against Jacare. Two promising fighters who are at about the same place in their careers. Neither are close to ready for Anderson Silva.
WK- September 4, 2011 at 10:13 am
"Lombard Submits Taylor at AFC 2, Vows to “Take Anderson Silva’s Head Off”"

You wish, jellyfish.
GistoftheFist- September 4, 2011 at 9:56 am
No, I think Lombard is too short and stocky to face Silva. Silva almost always has the reach advantage in his fights. Lombard would get picked apart by shots like everyone else.