By: Chris Taylor
UFC president Dana White announced Friday that a middleweight bout between Rousimar Palhares (14-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and Hector Lombard (31-3-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will headline UFC on FX 6 in Australia.
The Cuban-Australian, Lombard, is heading back to his adopted country and this fight will mark his 23rd from “the land down under”. The former Bellator middleweight champion will be looking to rebound from a split decision loss he suffered to Tim Boetsch in his UFC debut at UFC 149 in July. That loss snapped a six-year undefeated streak for Lombard.
The dangerous submission specialist, Palhares, will also be looking to get back in the win column following a first-round TKO loss to Alan Belcher at UFC on FOX 3. The loss to Belcher snapped a three-fight win streak for “Toquinho”, as the leg lock specialist had previously defeated Dave Branch, Dan Miller and Mike Massenzio.
UFC on FX 6 is scheduled for December15 in an Australian city and venue still to be determined. The card is also expected to feature the final bouts in the soon-to-debut “The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. U.K.” series.
Because of the time difference, the card will take place in Australia on Saturday morning and air live in North America on Friday night. The event’s main card airs live on FX, and preliminary card fights are expected to air on FUEL TV and stream on Facebook.