The UFC welterweight division just got an injection of high-level talent thanks to Hector Lombardâ€™s decision to move down from 185 pounds. The possibility of Lombardâ€™s drop had been rumored for weeks though â€œLightningâ€ wanted to make sure his body could handle the cut before committing to the endeavor.
UFC Tonight was first to confirm Lombardâ€™s change of scenery.
The 35-year old Lombard holds an overall record of 32-4-1 including wins over Alexander Shlemenko, Rousimar Palhares, and James Te Huna. However, he is only 1-2 in the Octagon, losing Split Decisions to Tim Boetsch and most recently Yushin Okami.
It was also reported that Lombard is seeking a match-up with Nate Marquardt. No date/event were revealed in terms of when he is targeting his welterweight debut.
SOURCE: UFC Tonight
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