The UFC Middleweight Division has been dominated by champ Anderson Silva since he knocked out Rich Franklin at UFC 64 in 2006. I’m sure Chael Sonnen would disagree but facts are facts.
Bellator’s current Middleweight champion Hector Lombard is looking to change all of this. Lombard has just signed with the UFC leaving a Grand Canyon sized hole in Bellator’s Middleweight Division.
Bellator was struggling to find opponents for Lombard, which won’t be a problem in the UFC. His first UFC bout hasn’t been announced yet but fight fans are surely looking forward to it. Lombard almost joined the UFC for UFC 78 but was forced to withdraw because of Visa issues.
Lombard brings a 31-2-1 record to the UFC and hasn’t lost a fight since 2006. He’s won his last 20 fights and hopes to keep that streak going in the UFC. At 34 years of age though he’ll have to get busy right away.